New research published in Cell Reports identifies a potential treatment target for blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and advanced dry age-related macular degeneration.
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Ocular Pain – Pipeline Review, H2 2016″ report to their offering. ‘Ocular Pain – Pipeline Review, H2 2016′; Ocular Pain pipeline therapeutics constitutes close to 14 molec…
TRENTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In New Jersey, public libraries are at the heart of their communities and play an important role in reaching out to those with print impairments. The New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) has joined forces with state agencies and organizations focused on serving New Jersey’s visually impaired, to enhance access to assistive technology across the state. To help raise awareness during Blindness Awareness Month, which takes place annual
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting can be overwhelming for a young ophthalmologist, with vast numbers of new studies presented in parallel sessions. On behalf of the International Glaucoma Panel, a young mentoring group, Marcos Muñoz, MD, and Karl Mercieca, MD, share with us their top glaucoma studies presented at ARVO 2016.Anthony Khawaja, PhD, FRCOphth
By transferring genes into mammalian Müller glial cells, scientists turn them into stem cells that may replenish lost and damaged retinal neurons.
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s physicians and health care executives.The global surgical payment, which applies to many surgical procedures, such as cataract surgery, includes all necessary services normally furnished by a surgeon before, during and after a procedure. The global surgery payment applies in any setting, including inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgical center and physician office. Although the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule would have (Read more...)
Trifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) represent the latest in premium lens technology. They are tiny, artificial lenses that are implanted into the eye during a cataract or lens replacement procedure.
At the Hawaiian Eye meeting, James McCulley, MD, FRCOphth, talks about his preference for fourth generation topical fluoroquinolones as his approach to prophylaxis in cataract surgery.
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation…