Optometry

Unsportsmanlike conduct: why China’s elite athletes soar internationally as its schoolkids plod at home

While Beijing spends huge sums of money selecting and training athletes to win medals at international sporting events – more than 1 billion yuan …

China

Short-sightedness now a global epidemic

By 2050, half the world’s population – a staggering five billion people – are expected to be short-sighted compared to roughly 1.4 billion people …

Cardiff University

Retinopathy of Prematurity Revisited

The Multicenter Trial of Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity (CRYO-ROP) was a pioneering study that not only proved that ablative therapy …

Ophthalmology

Debunking the most common eye myths

<b>‘Carrots are good for sight at night’</b>In World War Two the Allies promoted the idea that their pilots could see in the dark because they ate a lot of …

Mayo Clinic

Evin Adolph, Richard Lyons III

Dr. Evin Ruth Adolph and Dr. Richard Malcolm Lyons III were married Sept. 22. Dr. Nicholas A. Silverman, a friend who became a Universal Life minister for this event, officiated at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk, N.Y.<p>The bride and groom, both 30, are veterinarians. She is on the staff at Whippany …

Veterinary Medicine

Eyes on Alzheimer’s

An irreversible and progressive degenerative brain disease, Alzheimer's disease currently affects 5.7 million Americans age 65 and older with …

Alzheimer's Disease

PACK-CXL yields ‘good response’ in antibiotic-resistant infectious keratitis

PACK-CXL proved effective as a treatment for infectious keratitis in a series of patients with large, central corneal ulcers not responding to …

Ophthalmology

Adverum Biotechnologies receives fast track designation for wet AMD therapy

The FDA granted fast track designation for ADVM-022, a novel gene therapy candidate for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, …

Ophthalmology

‘There’s hope for him now’: how a poor rural Chinese boy was saved from going blind

Gu Kaiwen always knew something was wrong with his son’s eyes after the child was born four years ago. Xiaolong would stare at lights for long …

Cataracts

Novartis' Alcon adds online training portal to supplement in-person eyecare education centers

Virtual school is now in session at Alcon. This week, Novartis' eyecare division opened the AlconExperienceAcademy.com portal, an extension of its …

eLearning

Ongoing outbreak of rare eye infection found among contact lens wearers

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.<p>Researchers at University College London found that rates of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an infection of the cornea, have nearly tripled since 2011 in the southeast of …

Research

New project aims to screen the eyes of 20,000 people in Tanzania

A new project to bring eye care to more than 20,000 people in the Lake Zone of Tanzania has been launched.<p>The Lake Zone Roshanali Nasser’s Outreach …

East Africa

On Aging and Vision

Within the last century, the human life span, especially in more highly developed countries, has increased substantially. It is certainly good news …

Ophthalmology

Fitting kids: sensitivity and positivity

When speaking to parents, I tell them about the protocol if the glasses break. In practice, we have repair vouchers and so I discuss what is covered …

Optometry

Study looks at potential of suppressing ocular cancer in children

Researchers say they have been able to pin down the stage when the retina develops in humans-and when retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer …

Mutations

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

<b>A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS "hundreds of millions" a year.</b><p>The case centred on the treatment of patients with the eye condition, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).<p>Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients the drug …

Ophthalmology

First patient enrolled in Oxurion trial evaluating anti-PIGF treatment

The first patient has been enrolled in a phase 2 open-label multicenter study to evaluate intravitreal THR-317, an anti-PIGF antibody, for the …

Ophthalmology

Practitioners urged to accept ‘pending’ CET points

The General Optical Council (GOC) has issued a call to encourage practitioners to accept any CET points that they have pending in their MyGOC …

Optometry

Coding changes to know before Oct. 1

"The 2018-2019 code set updates will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2018."<p>The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the federal agency …

Codes

Looking at labs: Japanese tech in the UK

Zoe Wickens visited the Nikon Lab in Milton Keynes to discover what innovations they use<p><b>Author:</b> Zoe Wickens <b><br>Published:</b><p><b>This content is restricted to</b> …

Milton Keynes

Novartis announces positive CHMP opinion for one-time gene therapy Luxturna® to treat children and adults with rare inherited retinal disease

• <i>If approved in expected timeframe, Luxturna* (voretigene neparvovec)</i> <i>will be first and only gene therapy available in EU to treat a rare inherited</i> …

Ophthalmology

Delhiites have poor awareness of Good Samaritan Law: Reveals a study by AIIMS

With road traffic accidents taking place every two minutes across the country, a study by the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has …

Good Samaritans

Apptutti partners with security firm to help bring Korean games to China

Apptutti, an online portal dedicated to helping developers release games in China, has announced a new partnership with Korea-based security firm …

Gaming Industry

Music resources launched for blind and partially sighted children

The Amber Trust will launch a new music service on 1 October for blind and partially sighted children with a passion for music.<p>Designed to support …

Siblings

Seeing double

The first job I got was as a presenter on a programme called <i>Soul Asia.</i> It was on an Asian cable channel with tens of thousands of viewers in the UK …

Coronation Street

Optical Assistant Team of the Year - Optician

Optician Awards 2018: Optical Assistant Team of the Year<p>Organisation, energy and dynamic social skills are some of the qualities that helped …

Awards

Wellness Essentials For Clinical Practice

<b>Supported by an unrestricted grant from Bausch + Lomb.</b><p>This supplement, created in partnership with the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS), …

Optometry

The 5 Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Sleep

Because you deserve a better night's rest.<p>There are probably plenty of reasonable things keeping you up at night. Pimple popping videos, thoughts of accidentally eating contaminated chicken, remembering that people actually wear socks with sandals. All of it is stressful, but there also might be …

For Men

Author Correction: Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Department of Ophthalmology, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University Changsha, Hunan Province, 410011, Hunan, China<p>Huihui Chen<p>Institution …

Glaucoma

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Uncorrected Refractive Error in Older Adults

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Ophthalmology