Welcome to the Opthamologist News page (Ophthalmologist News ).

This page is intended as a quick update on whats going on in the world of Opthamology, including ophthalmology studies, news and general articles. Have a browse and see if something catches your eye.

We have also added another  Opthalmology news page, that includes only the latest medical studies and results, so if you are an Opthamologist, then it is also worth a read: Ophthalmology Journal.

For our ‘General Eye Health’ news page, please see: Eye Health.

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Opthamologist News:

(University of Waterloo) Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted: February 15, 2018, 4:00 am
RG7716 is the first bispecific antibody designed specifically for the treatment of retinal eye diseases RG7716 demonstrated clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in visual acuity Key secondary and exploratory anatomical out... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology Genentech, Roche Group, diabetic macular edema, Anti-VEGF, Anti-Angiopoietin-2 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Posted: February 14, 2018, 3:15 pm
(NIH/National Eye Institute) A competition for radical ideas in the fight against blindness will move to its next phase by challenging participants to build functioning human retina prototypes. The National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (NEI 3-D ROC 2020) is a $1-million federal prize competition designed to generate lab-grown human retinas from stem cells. Organoids developed for the competition will mimic the structure, organization, and function of the human retina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Posted: February 14, 2018, 4:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- Also, understanding glaucoma on a cellular level (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Posted: February 14, 2018, 1:35 am
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:00 am
Experts say gene editing, which has been FDA-approved to treat cancer and blindness, could also be used to treat HIV and AIDS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted: February 13, 2018, 10:48 pm
Dexycu, which is administered as a single injection immediately after surgery, eliminates the need for patients to use eyedrops following cataract surgery.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: February 13, 2018, 9:08 pm
Is trabeculectomy a good option for patients with increased IOP after failure of glaucoma drainage device surgery?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: February 13, 2018, 2:08 pm
Title: Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human 'Eye Worm'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: February 13, 2018, 6:00 am
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Posted: February 13, 2018, 12:00 am
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:NBY) has raised nearly $6 million after selling 1.7 million shares of common stock to OP Financial Investments Ltd., an institutional investor listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company is developing non-antibiotic products for the topical anti-infective market. Its Avenova product is designed for the removal of microorganisms and debris on and around the eyelid. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post NovaBay raises $6m in private placement appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Posted: February 12, 2018, 6:27 pm
The brain-computer interface may be the most'game-changing development in our lifetime. 'Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: February 12, 2018, 4:14 pm
Icon Bioscience said today that the FDA has approved its application for Dexycu, a long-acting therapy designed to treat inflammation in patients who have had cataract surgery. More than four million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the U.S., according to the privately-held biopharma company, and most patients treat inflammation in their eyes using medicated eye drops over the course of several weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Icon Bioscience wins FDA nod for long-acting cataract surgery drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Posted: February 12, 2018, 1:38 pm
A look at periorbital edema, a condition where swelling around the eyes causes them to appear puffy. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Posted: February 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
A look at papilledema, a condition where the optic nerve becomes swollen. Included is detail on the outlook and how to get a diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Posted: February 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
Title: Health Tip: Controlling PinkeyeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)

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Posted: February 9, 2018, 6:00 am
(University of Gothenburg) Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Posted: February 9, 2018, 4:00 am
Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Posted: February 9, 2018, 12:00 am
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) today released results from a study of its iStent trabecular micro-bypass stent exploring its use during cataract surgery in patients with severe open-angle glaucoma, touting significant reductions in intraocular pressure and medication use. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company’s iStent micro-bypass stents are made from non-ferromagnetic titanium and coated in heparin, is designed to be implanted into multiple trabecular meshwork through a single corneal entry point to reduce IOP. Results were published in the January issue of the Journal of Glaucoma. “Although the iStent is currently indicated for use in the United States during cataract surgery in mild to moderate glaucoma patients, this study offers important insights into the potential for ourtechn...
Posted: February 8, 2018, 7:44 pm
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Posted: February 8, 2018, 5:16 pm

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