Navigation Links
September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging
Date:9/2/2008

Cataract Removal - New Choices for This Common and Successful Surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771.

One aspect of aging that's usually fixable is cloudy vision due to cataracts.

In an otherwise healthy eye, cataract removal results in improved vision 95 percent of the time, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

Cataracts are common. By age 65, about half of all Americans have developed some degree of lens clouding due to cataracts. Diagnosed during an eye exam, cataracts develop slowly and may not hamper vision much at first. But when cataracts affect the quality of life -- interfering with driving or reading -- it's time to consider surgery, the only treatment.

The most common surgical approach is called phacoemulsification. An ultrasound probe is used to soften and break up the clouded lens, which is suctioned out. Then, the surgeon inserts an artificial flexible lens. The outpatient procedure involves minimal anesthesia and tiny incisions.

The standard lens implant has a single focus point (monofocal), meaning the implanted lens can't adjust for both distant and close-up vision as can a natural lens. When a lens is implanted for distance vision, reading glasses will be needed, and vice versa.

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a multifocal lens implant that can provide good vision for near and distance vision. However, studies have shown the versatility comes with some tr
'/>"/>

SOURCE Mayo Clinic
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Chosen to Present Oral Insulin Trial Results at EASD Conference (September 7-11, Rome)
2. September is National Pain Awareness Month
3. September is Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month
4. Terumo Heart to Announce Results of European Clinical Trial of DuraHeart(TM) LVAS at European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Meeting in September
5. Exelixis Announces September 5 Webcast of Its 2007 IASLC Investor and Analyst Briefing
6. Clinical Lab Products Magazine Features Biomoda
7. Regado Biosciences Reports Clinical Results for REG1 Anticoagulation System at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008
8. Daiichi Sankyo Announces Clinical Study Data for Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor DU-176b
9. Biosensors DES Demonstrates Equivalent Safety and Efficacy to Industry Leading DES in First Real World, All Comers Clinical Study
10. Intercell Announces Initiation of Further Phase II Clinical Trial of V710 an Investigational Vaccine to Prevent S. aureus Infection
11. Omeros Announces Publication of Clinical Results for OMS103HP in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2015)... South Africa , Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt ... of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, ... flagship Leatt-Brace® neck brace, announced today that the UISP ... federation, now requires all riders to wear a neck ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. ... that specializes in the development and sale of patented ... and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced the business ... API operation. 1. Following the September 2014 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... ON , Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and ... of the Company,s accomplishments in 2014 and its outlook for ... Dear Fellow Shareholders, We would like to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of ... kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for ... games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust ... kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company ... to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans ... Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company ... 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ... at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a ... incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated ... amateur golf tournament win. She won her first amateur ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, Dr. ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every type ... injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the team ... all those injuries with the best possible doctor. With ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... and Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen ... (CHI) for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical ... Mitchell, Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3
... CAMPAIGN "KICK ONE, PICK ONE" ENCOURAGING ... AND SPEND TIME TOGETHER, NEW YORK, Dec. 20 ... Nite announces the launch of "Kick One, Pick One",(KOPO), the ... fit and spend more time together. Bowing Jan. 1, KOPO ...
... Medical College of Georgia has again been designated by ... Oncology Program. , The renewal, which comes with a ... latest cancer treatment and prevention strategies for all cancer ... the MCG section of Hematology/Oncology and principal investigator on ...
... boosted the odds by 67%, study found , THURSDAY, Dec. ... an abortion are much more likely than women who haven,t ... new research shows. , A team at Virginia Commonwealth University ... in the United States Collaborative Perinatal Project. , About 40 ...
... -- A Las Vegas business and Oak Ridge National Laboratory ... dehydration or congestive heart failure. , The task for ORNL ... improve and miniaturize Noninvasive Medical Technologies ZOE, a medical device ... is of great importance to members of the military and ...
... for runners who struggle to increase their pace, cyclists who ... their strokes. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Kansas ... our muscles when we push ourselves during exercise. , ... as the critical power. This level can increase as we ...
... years after patients were given Nobel Direct dental implants, the ... follow-up by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden shows ... , Nobel Direct was launched in 2004 by Nobel Biocare ... could be screwed directly into the jawbone without having to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nick at Nite Asks Families to Kick a Bad Habit, Pick a Good One in 2008 2Health News:Nick at Nite Asks Families to Kick a Bad Habit, Pick a Good One in 2008 3Health News:MCG receives second-time designation from National Cancer Institute 2Health News:MCG receives second-time designation from National Cancer Institute 3Health News:Prior Miscarriage Raises Risk for Low-Birthweight Infant 2Health News:Nevada company, ORNL develop potential lifesaver 2Health News:Why exertion leads to exhaustion 2Health News:Gloomy forecast for Nobel Direct after 3 years 2
... disease ELISA products make us a leader ... for faster integration into the busy laboratory, ... reliability and run-to-run consistency. Our Infectious Disease ... a wide range of serological assays including ...
... infectious disease ELISA products make us a ... protocols for faster integration into the busy ... increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. Our Infectious ... for a wide range of serological assays ...
... breadth of infectious disease ELISA products make ... standard assay protocols for faster integration into ... products provide increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. ... detection assays for a wide range of ...
... ELISA test for Clostridium difficile antigen that ... sensitivity. That means the laboratory can quickly, ... negatives - which can represent up to ... the organism - and be sure that ...
Medicine Products: