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Smartphones A Big Help To Visually Impaired

iPhones and other smartphones can be a huge help to the visually impaired, but few vision doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a study co-authored by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine ophthalmologist.
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Stanford retinal implant combats vision loss - Optics.org

Stanford retinal implant combats vision loss - Optics.org | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
Stanford retinal implant combats vision lossOptics.orgAn implanted subretinal array could restore useful sight to patients blinded by degenerative retinal diseases.
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RetroSense Therapeutics Completes pre-IND Meeting for RST-001 - MarketWatch (press release)

RetroSense Therapeutics Completes pre-IND Meeting for RST-001MarketWatch (press release)RetroSense Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing a game-changing gene therapy to restore vision in patients suffering from blindness due to retinitis...
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ACT stem-cell study advances - Worcester Telegram

ACT stem-cell study advances - Worcester Telegram | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
ACT stem-cell study advancesWorcester TelegramThe company is running three trials of its retinal cells in the United States and Europe for Stargardt's or another eye disorder, dry age-related macular degeneration.
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ARVO to host presentation of results from two clinical trials on neovascular AMD

ARVO is pleased to host a presentation of the one-year results from the U.K.'s Inhibition of VEGF in Age-related Choroidal Neovascularisation (IVAN) study and the two-year results of the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments...
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Eye Tremors May Be Early Indicator of Parkinson’s

Researchers say ocular tremors are pervasive in Parkinson's disease, and oculomotor testing may provide an early physiologic biomarker for diagnosing the disease.
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Breakthrough Raises Hope Of Preventing Wet AMD

Breakthrough Raises Hope Of Preventing Wet AMD | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
A new study led by Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland, finds that controlling or raising levels of the immune system component IL-18 in the retinas of patients with dry age-related macular degen (Breakthrough raises hope of preventing wet age-related...
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Intravitreal bevacizumab or laser therapy (BOLT) in the management of diabetic macular oedema: 24-month RCT data | LinkOPH

Source: Archives of Ophthalmology Area: News The 2-year outcomes of the BOLT study, a prospective RCT evaluating intravitreal bevacizumab* and modified Ea...
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Oral Fluoroquinolones Slightly Raise Risk Of Retinal Detachment

According to a study published in the April 4 issue of JAMA , individuals have an increased, although overall small risk of developing a serious eye condition called retinal detachment when taking oral fluoroquinolones.
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Protecting The Eye From Glaucoma Using ‘Positive Stress’

Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a treatment that prevents the optic nerve injury that occurs in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a leading cause of blindness...
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NETAG issues updated recommendation on dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®) in uveitis

Source: NETAG Area: Evidence > Drug Specific Reviews The NHS North East Treatment Advisory Group (NETAG) has issued an updated recommendation supporting the use of Ozurdex® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) for uveitis, only in accordance with...
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Avedro, ACOS commence accelerated corneal cross-linking Phase 3 study | LinkOPH

ACOS and Avedro, Inc. jointly announced today the initiation of a Phase 3, multi-center, randomized, controlled evaluation to study accelerated corneal col...
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JDRF, iCo Therapeutics partner for iCo-007 Phase II trial in DME

iCo Therapeutics, a Vancouver-based drug reprofiling company and JDRF, the largest charitable funder of type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research have joined forces to investigate a potential new treatment for one of the most common complications of diabetes,...
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Simple Solution For Age Related Macular Degeneration

A device which could restore sight to patients with one of the most common causes of blindness in the developed world is under development in an international partnership...
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Researchers Regenerate Optic Nerve In Mice | LinkOPH

Individuals blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma or trauma might be able to regain at least some visual function in the future after researchers ha...
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Lucentis, Avastin Equally Good in Wet AMD (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- After 2 years of treatment, the endothelial growth factor inhibitors ranibizumab and bevacizumab are proving similar in ability to improve visual acuity in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, researchers found.
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pSivida Corp. Announces ILUVIEN® Receives Marketing Authorization in Austria for the Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Macular Edema

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pSivida announces ILUVIEN approved in Austria...
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An Incremental but Important Step in Stem Cell Transplantation

An Incremental but Important Step in Stem Cell Transplantation | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
Share this post Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend (Dr.Rose reports on new science behind photoreceptors (rods...
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Horizon scanning: Randomised, sham-controlled study of aflibercept (VEGF Trap Eye) for macular oedema in CRVO

Source: Ophthalmology Area: News Six-month results from the COPERNICUS study evaluating intravitreal aflibercept ophthalmic solution (VEGF Trap-Eye) in the treatment of macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) have now...
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« The free online ophthalmology book! (Ophthobook.com)

« The free online ophthalmology book! (Ophthobook.com) | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
RT @sandnsurf: Excellent online resource - The free online ophthalmology book!
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Scientists report major breakthrough in age-related macular degeneration prevention

Scientists report major breakthrough in age-related macular degeneration prevention | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a part of the immune system called the inflammasome is involved in regulating the development of one of the most common forms of blindness, called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
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Verteporfin Adds Little to Ranibizumab for AMD

Verteporfin photodynamic therapy plus ranibizumab injections is no better than ranibizumab alone for treating subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Sending Your Recycled Glasses To Developing Countries Costs Twice As Much As Giving Them Ready-Made Glasses

You might feel good sending your old reading glasses to a developing country...
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NETAG issues appraisal on Aflibercept (Eylea®) for AMD but defers recommendation | LinkOPH

Source: NETAG Area: Evidence > Drug Specific Reviews The NHS North East Treatment Advisory Group (NETAG) has issued an appraisal report on afliberce...
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IRIS Hyperspectral Retinal Imaging System - Photonics.com

IRIS Hyperspectral Retinal Imaging System - Photonics.com | Ophthalmology | Scoop.it
IRIS Hyperspectral Retinal Imaging SystemPhotonics.comMONTREAL, March 27, 2012 — Targeting the emerging field of hyperspectral retinal imaging, Photon etc. has unveiled the IRIS system for noninvasive localization of biomolecules in the eye fundus.
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