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Uveal Melanoma Patients at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer

...cers, most significantly colon cancer. "Therefore, ophthalmologists need to advise patients about the necessity of screening for colon cancer both for themselves and for their blood relatives," advised Dr. Davidorf. Identification of specific genetic changes associated with increased risk for uveal melanomas may pr...

Cure for Reading Glasses?

...aser technology. Many of the same scientists and ophthalmologists who played significant roles in developing LASIK are again involved in this new research. Dello Russo feels that this experienced team of scientists may have the best opportunity of conquering the "last frontier in ridding people of glasses." Accor...

Beyond Bifocals: Wavefront Technology Benefits Patients With Presbyopia

...nklin,” said Dr. McDonald, who was among the first ophthalmologists to perform the wavefront-based laser surgery in the United States. “If Mr. Franklin were alive today, he would no doubt be wearing wavefront-optimized progressive lenses.” SourceNewswise SRM...

Joslin Diabetes Center Launches Veraxa Health

...ry, which is recognized as vital to treatment, the ophthalmologists of the Beetham Eye Institute offer many surgical interventions, including cataract, glaucoma, oculo-plastics and vitreo-retinal procedures. The Beetham Eye Institute conducts a wide range of research programs to develop better means of identifying th...

New Genetic Test Predicts Eye-Cancer Patients' Futures

... fast-growing melanoma,” she added. “It’s time for ophthalmologists to expand their surgical practice to include the biopsy procedure, and use it to obtain life-saving information for their patients. Only then will we be able to develop strategic approaches to treating the cancer’s effect on the whole body.” Althou...

People with early AMD not benefited by Laser Treatment

...ompanying loss of vision. "For the past 35 years, ophthalmologists have wondered about the advisability of employing preventive laser treatment for patients with large drusen who are at a high risk for vision loss and AMD," said Stuart L. Fine, MD, CAPT chairman and chair, Penn's Department of Ophthalmology; Directo...

Indian President Urges Cardiologists to Focus on Preventive Care

...diologists to follow the examples of those leading ophthalmologists who provide free treatment to large number of poor patients, Kalam voiced the view that cardiac doctors and physicians should also become teachers to the family and friends of patients to create better awareness. Source-IANS...

Post-operated Cataract Patients Lose Eyes

...omplications, an official said Friday. A team of ophthalmologists conducted cataract surgery on a few senior citizen...dered a probe into the incident and said a team of ophthalmologists will examine the eyes of all people who were operated. The state government will also bear all the...

Cataract Surgery to Eliminate Reading Glasses?

...for patients undergoing cataract surgery. But some ophthalmologists are also implanting them into the eyes of people w...t can be $5,000 or more for each eye. Second, many ophthalmologists are reluctant to perform this procedure in people without cataracts because of the risks involved in...

Flying Eye Hospital Brings Hope for Eye Patients in Africa

...was being broadcast live to about a dozen doctors, ophthalmologists and trainees. His surgery was carried out by a Br...ed the visit, told DPA in Accra. Nearly 20 local ophthalmologists and several nurses and biomedical engineers benefited from the hospital's programme in which local d...

Alpha-blockers call for modification in cataract surgery

...ls Inc., maker of Flomax, has also sent letters to ophthalmologists and urologists about the possible complications during cataract surgery, according to the spokeswoman for that company, Kate O'Connor. A cataract is a sight-affecting problem. The lens in the eye gets clouded and this increases with age. Cataracts ...

Blinding-Disease Surgery Is Done Safely in Villages, by Nonphysicians

...d nurses and health assistants are as effective as ophthalmologists in performing vision-preserving surgery for a blin...tment. An Ethiopian study that evaluated whether ophthalmologists achieved better surgical outcomes than specially trained ophthalmic assistants found no significant ...

Eye Hospital Founder a Beacon Light for Ophthalmologists: Kalam

...sed Aravind Eye hospital, was a 'beacon light' for ophthalmologists and eye care centres across India, President A P J Abdul Kalam said. // The 'new concept' formulated by Venkataswamy in his hospital - curing 30 well off patients and using that money to provide free medical care to 70 poor patients -- had proved t...

Eye Laser Surgery Convention in Chennai

...cast live from a private eye hospital. Over 1000 ophthalmologists worldwide are taking part in the conference. The s...hakonit surgeries for cataract, he said that today ophthalmologists from across the world were practicing this surgery and coming here to study the new technique. Stat...

Cigarettes Need To Warn About Eye Damage

...e Trust. It has further been suggested that both ophthalmologists and optometrists, should stress on the message they give to patients to quit smoking. Though the European Commission decides the warnings on the packets of cigarettes, people should be made known the effect of cigarettes on eye, said a spokesman fo...

Efforts To Replace Reading Glasses Are In View

...re is no way to monitor the procedure---no way for ophthalmologists to see what they are doing to the lens being cut. ...ess fix to presbyopia using tiny bubbles that help ophthalmologists reshape the eye's lens and restore its flexibility and focusing ability. Matthew O'Donnell, professo...

Increased Risk Of Losing Sight In Obese People.

A research conducted by two Israeli ophthalmologists Professor Michael Belkin and Dr Zohar Habot-Wilner working at the Goldschleger Eye Institute at the Sheba Medical Centre said that obesity causes ocular diseases.//br> They said that they have co-related all the previous research that has been do...

Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India

...0 dentists from the Chidambaram Dental College and ophthalmologists from Aravind Eye Hospital attended the camp. The local resident participation was very encouraging. A government organized health camp in Chennai conducted the previous year revealed that more than 30% of the people were afflicted with diabetes. Ev...

Good News For Cataract Patients

...r recovery and better results. About 300 leading ophthalmologists from across India watched on a giant screen as Agarwal along with P.K. Bakshi, eminent ophthalmologist and founder and director of B.B. Eye Foundation, performed the surgery. It is now possible for a patient to walk in and get his cataract removed ...

Natural formula for protection against vision loss

...s of the new patented formula named OcuPower. Many ophthalmologists have used this formula with very positive results. The U.S. government Veteran's Administration recently used the formula in the clinical study of 90 subjects who were double blinded. The results, which will soon be published has shown excellent bene...

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