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Next Generation OMNI® Surgical System Launched for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery

Sight Sciences, Inc. has launchedtheir new generation OMNI® Surgical System for microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures. Its a manually operated device for ab interno trabeculotomy and also for transluminal trabeculotomy. It acts on aqueous humor outflow resistance – trabecular meshwork, Sc ...

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Special considerations for ophthalmic surgery during the COVID - 19 pandemic

As Covid 19 is becoming a part of our lives, surgeons have started resuming work amid the chaos. The question still stands, what guidelines to follow. Academy is providing a guideline for surgeons and staffs for patient handling during surgery. General considerartion like wearing surgical mask or ho ...

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New Stimulation Approach Produces 'Form Vision' in Blind People

Dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex can allow blind people to recognize various letter shapes.Dr. Daniel Yoshor from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, and colleagues developed an dynamic technique where activation of a sequence of electrodes are analogous to tracing letters on the ...

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Hydroxychloroquine: Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

Multiple trials arer going on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19. HCQs are comparatively safer drug while used for rheumatoid arthritis and their potential toxicity is well known. But now clinicians have found reports regarding its different sort of complications. HCQ s related r ...

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COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate volume of ophthalmology procedures in ASCs

“Trends were already shifting out of the hospital OR over to ambulatory surgery centers and will more than likely be accelerated because of this pandemic,” Nancy Lurker, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals president and CEO, said during the event. Post pandemic patients will be looking to minimise potential vi ...

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