FDA approves RP implant study

Wills Eye Hospital has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an early feasibility study (EFS) to implant the retina implant Alpha...

Microsoft patents blood pressure specs

Microsoft has entered the tech giants’ battle for smart glasses-based health applications, filing a patent for a wearable device called Glabella, that...

Primary school myopia intervention for Chinese?

The incidence of myopia among Chinese students based on refraction without cycloplegia is among the highest of any cultural or ethnic group and a new study...

Ethnicity affects trabeculectomy outcomes

Researchers have concluded African descent was associated with higher failure rates and higher incidence of bleb leaks after initial trabeculectomy with...

Strabismus surgery improves psychiatric symptoms in teens

Turkish researchers have found that surgery for strabismus improves psychiatric symptoms in adolescents.  The group, lead by Dr Serdar Ozates, in the Dr...

Amniotic membrane for dry eye?

A study published in Clinical Ophthalmology suggests a single application of self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (CAM) can speed corneal surface...

Humanitarian award for Akio Kanai

Dr Akio Kanai, CEO of Fuji Optical, has been announced as the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award winner for 2018 by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO),...

How blue light speeds blindness

Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at...

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