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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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Precautions to be taken in COVID 19

There is no sandardised guidelines internationally in the usage of PPE among Ophthamologist. How exactly it is spreading is still not known completely. The three doctors who died in wuhan , were working in same unit including Dr Li Wenliang. It is believed that, they were treating asymptmatic glauco ...

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Laser- assisted cataract surgery as Good as Standard surgery

Conventional phacoemulcification remains standard method of cataract surgery, but fLACS allows more accuracy, precision and reproducibility. New York (Reuters Health) - provided outcome of study comparing Femtosecond laser asissted catarct surgery (FLACS) and conventional phaoemulcification catarac ...

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After 16 years with no light perception, a novel implant restored rudimentary vision to Bernardeta Gómez.

She was the first patient to receive a brain implant that bypasses the eyes and optic nerve, and instead feeds signals directly to the visual cortex. Invented by Spanish neuroengineer Eduardo Fernandez, MD, PhD, the implant enabled Gómez to identify ceiling lights, letters, basic shapes and people. ...

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FDA approved First Iris Prosthesis : CUSTOMFLEX

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CUSTOMFLEX @ ARTIFICIALIRIS now. It is the only Iris prosthesis approved by FDA in US, used for children and adults. Patient having missing iris since birth or following trauma, face great difficulty to cope up with inability to control the inco ...

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Antihistamine-Releasing Contact Lens for Ocular allergy

Ocular allergy is a frequently encountered condition.And those who wear contact lens patients and have a positive history of allergic conjunctivitis have to go through a lot of trouble to use anti-allergic eye drops. Here is a study in the direction of finding an alternative and more comfortable sol ...

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