APR 26, 2018By Anni GriswoldNovartisComprehensive OphthalmologyA new smartphone app lets patients participate in ophthalmology trials without ever stepping foot in a clinic. Continue reading
In addition to funding sight-saving research, we at FFB work hard to tell the scientific world about it. That’s because knowledge sharing and collaboration are critical to accelerating the advancement of promising therapies. Progress in developing treatments and cures isn’t made in a vacuum.The best opportunity for us to showcase FFB-funded research is at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), which is being held April 29 – May 3 this year ....
Patients with dry eye may not significantly benefit from supplementation with fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids, according to findings from a year-long randomized controlled trial.The results, reported earlier this month in The New England Journal of Medicine
, are the most reliable and generalizable evidence thus far on omega-3 supplementation for dry eye disease, and goes against what previous trials have shown. These new observ....
APR 24, 2018Cataract/Anterior Segment, Refractive Mgmt/InterventionThis prospective study examined the tilt and decentration of multifocal IOLs following implantation in myopic eyes.
The authors studied 28 myopic (axial length >24.5 D) and 56 emmetropic eyes that underwent phacoemulsification and Tecnis Z....
APR 20, 2018By Kanaga RajanEBioMedicineCataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous, UveitisCataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors, according to a study from scientists at Emory Univers....
APR 20, 2018By Anni GriswoldCornea/External Disease, Glaucoma, Retina/VitreousA weekly roundup of ophthalmic news from around the web.An Instagram model paid the ultimate price to change her eye color from hazel to light grey. Continue reading
Researchers from Japan treated bullous keratopathy with an injection of cultured human corneal endothelial cells (CECs) supplemented with a rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitor.
This non-randomized prospective study enrolled 11 patients with corneal edema secondary to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. The patients had no detectable endothelial cells on specular microscopy, a central corneal thickness greater than 630 μm and frank epithelial....
Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers in your eye can lead to opacification and loss of transparency of the lens in the eye over time.This could lead to vision impairment. During cataract surgery, the cloudy natural “cataract” lens in your eye is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore clear vision.
Laser cataract surgery
Laser cataract surgery was first performed in the USA in 2010. Due to the precision, quick turnaround time, consistency and convenience offered ....
Regenerative Patch Technologies
, a company developing stem-cell-derived treatments for people with retinal diseases, has reported encouraging results for the first five patients with advanced, dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) participating in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial
for its therapy – a patch comprised of a layer of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells on a synthet....
APR 13, 2018By Anni GriswoldComprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea/External Disease, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophth/StrabismusAbove: The GonioPEN (Credit: Nanyang Technological University)
A weekly roundup of ophthalmic news from around the web.Ophthalmologists earn more than the average physician, and their salaries are on the r....