Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.
A guide to the latest on this chronic disease, from emerging treatments to the risk factors to be on the lookout for. Medscape Ophthalmology
Researchers at MIT, Draper, an engineering firm, and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed an electronic wireless device that can stay inside the gut for long periods of time while releasing drugs into the body and measuring various parameters. The device has Bluetooth connectivity built in, and it can share its rea (Read more...)
Today, 500 million people globally suffer from hearing loss, however, most individuals wait on average seven years before dealing with the condition due to a combination of factors, including stigmas and misconceptions related to hearing aids. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 40 million individuals live with untreated hearing loss. Stepping in to ad (Read more...)
Scientists have plenty of ways to watch as individual neurons in a brain fire, sending electrical signals from one to the next, but they all share a basic problem.
imec, a research and innovation hub for nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has announced a hydrogel-based smart contact lens that incorporates a silicon microchip, integrated LED light, and radiofrequency (RF) antenna for wireless energy transfer. Belgium-based imec claims that the new lens paves the way for integrated sensors or drug delive (Read more...)
Researchers and students at Michigan Technological University have used a 3D printer to create adaptive aids for arthritis patients, which could help people perform daily tasks such as opening doors or getting dressed. The devices are a small fraction of the cost of commercial alternatives, meet or improve on existing standards, and are customizabl (Read more...)
CMR Surgical, a UK firm, is making a big push at introducing its Versius robotic surgical system in the U.S. by partnering with the Nicholson Center in Florida and launching the first U.S.-based training program for the Versius. In preparation of the program, and to get the kinks worked out in the training, 27 surgical teams […]
Tattoos have a long history on the human skin, underlined by a find of a body in the Alps more than 5,000 years old that had tattoos all over it. While tattoos have mostly served as decorations, status symbols, and as parts of rituals, researchers at University of Colorado Boulder believe they can be made […]
Materialise, a company that 3D prints millions of unique medical parts every year, has partnered with Carestream Health to release a browser-driven pre-operative planning solution. The product will give orthopedic surgeons the ability to plan surgeries and order custom surgical guides and other 3D printed parts from just about any in-hospital compu (Read more...)
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Ophthalmic Surgical Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report predicts the global ophthalmic surgical technologies market to grow with a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period of 2018-2024. The study on ophthalmic surgical technologies market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW for t
MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tangible Science announced that the FDA approved the first daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lens with modified Tangible Hydra-PEG coating.
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in certain patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Reuters He…
GIBLIB, named after Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, the revolutionary surgeon that invented the heart-lung machine, is an online streaming platform that provides medical professionals with access to high-fidelity, immersive 360-degree virtual reality (VR) video content of current medical topics and surgical procedures. The videos closely emulate the (Read more...)
A few years ago researchers identified the Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER-2) protein as a biomarker for the presence of certain types of breast cancer. Tests for it, though, are expensive and take much time to produce results. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Hartford have now developed a cheap (Read more...)
Hill-Rom and EarlySense have partnered to introduce contact-free patient monitoring into an already hi-tech patient bed. Hill-Rom’s Centrella Smart+ bed now features EarlySense’s sensor, which is able to track the patient’s heart rate and respiratory rate while laying unseen under the mattress. The sensor performs meas (Read more...)
Photographs of this 6-year-old girl show ‘white eyes’ that concern her parents. What is your diagnosis? Medscape Ophthalmology
Chances are, someone you know has been affected by mental health problems. With an estimated world-wide burden of 300 million people, depression can be a severely debilitating condition. In fact, in the past year alone, more than 16 million adults in the US have experienced a major depressive episode. While many of those who seek help [&hellip (Read more...)
Turner Imaging Systems announced it will be releasing its Smart-C X-ray device, which is a tiny C-arm designed for imaging the extremities at the point of care. The device can be used inside clinical offices, surgical suites, and even taken in the field for help with disaster relief. The Smart-C weighs in at only 16 […]
All too often after tumor resections cancers end up spreading to other parts of the body. Metastasis is not well understood, but researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Fudan University in China, have developed and tested a re (Read more...)