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FDA Approves New Software for CATALYS System to address Astigmatism management in Cataract Patients

FDA has approved CATALYS Precision Laser System by Johnson & Johnson, with new cOS 6.0 software, which is more precise, accurate and faster in the management of astigmatism. It has collaborated with Cassini Technologies B.V and enabled compatibility between Cassini’s Topographer. It has full-vol ...

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Type 2 DM - Risk of Retinoapthy increases after cataract surgery

According a new population-based study by Dr. Ching-Yu Cheng of the Singapore Eye Research Institute and colleagues, the adjusted risk of retinopathy was 1.7 times higher in diabetic patients who had undergone cataract removal.Diabetics have higher risk of developing cataract.Cataract surgery can wo ...

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Artificial Intelligence Passes Macular Degeneration Test

AMD is a common retinal pathology where patients are not aware until vision gets compromised. With less no of retinal specialist, it’s a difficult job to screen every one in early stages. But with the help of artificial intelligence even general practitioners can detect it. Recently iHealthScreen ha ...

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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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