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Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 – You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults. That's what researchers concluded after studying more than 2,000 people in England who had cataract surgery and more than 2,000 Americans given hearing aids. "These studies underline just how important it is to overcome the ...

Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Vision Problems

Posted 26 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 – Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer. While it's never a good idea to ignore any change in your vision or in the appearance of your eyes, call your doctor right away if you experience the following warning signs. Report any sudden spots and strings in your field of vision, ...

Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 – A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye. His cornea had developed a severe ulcer and ruptured, tearing a hole in his eye. The ulcer grew from a bacterial infection the man developed after leaving his soft contact lenses in overnight during a two-day hunting trip, according ...

Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for Seniors

Posted 28 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 – Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows that traffic accident rates fall after drivers undergo a needed cataract surgery. The effect was relatively modest – about a 9 percent decline – but suggest that "improvements in visual function from cataract surgery are associated with decreased driving risks," according to a team led by Dr. Matthew Schlenker, ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Compounded Products Containing Triamcinolone-Moxifloxacin by Guardian Pharmacy Services (Dallas, Texas): Alert to Health Professionals - Adverse Events After Receiving Eye Injections

Posted 15 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

ISSUE:  At least 43 patients reported adverse events after receiving eye injections of Guardian’s Pharmacy Services compounded triamcinolone-moxifloxacin product during cataract surgery. The patients reportedly experienced various symptoms, including vision impairment, poor night vision, loss of color perception, and significant reductions in best-corrected visual acuity and visual fields. FDA id ...

Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – Doctors needn't worry when they perform cataract surgery on Ebola survivors with eye problems caused by the highly contagious virus, a new study finds. Between 13 percent and 34 percent of Ebola survivors develop eye inflammation (uveitis) that causes problems ranging from mild disease to blindness. It was thought that Ebola could linger in eye fluid even after it had ...

Icon Bioscience Receives FDA Approval for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) for Treating Inflammation Associated With Cataract Surgery

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

Newark, CA (February 12, 2018) – Icon Bioscience, Inc. (IBI), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing its Verisome® drug-delivery platform to develop unique intraocular eye-care therapeutics, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved IBI’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension), a dropless, long ...

Omeros Corporation Announces FDA Approval of Omidria for Use in Pediatric Patients

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2017-- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced that the U.S. Food ...

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?

Posted 26 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 – Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life. That's the finding from a new study of more than 74,000 U.S. women aged 65 or older, including nearly 42,000 who'd had the eye procedure. According to the study, having had cataract surgery was associated with a 60 percent reduced risk of early death from all causes, and a 37 to 69 percent ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to keep your eyes healthier: Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and a don a hat with a wide brim when you are outside. Stop smoking. Eat eye-healthy foods. Maintain ahealthy weight and get enough exercise. Strive for normalblood ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Intraocular Injections of a Compounded Triamcinolone, Moxifloxacin, and Vancomycin (TMV) Formulation: FDA Statement - Case of Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA received an adverse event report on August 14, 2017, from a physician concerning a patient who was diagnosed postoperatively with bilateral hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) after being administered injections of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation in each eye at the conclusion of cataract surgery procedures that were done two weeks ...

As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – More than 36 million people worldwide are blind, while 217 million more have moderate to severe vision loss, and experts now report that they expect those numbers to surge. By 2050, the researchers said, the number of blind people is likely to hit 115 million, with 588 million more having limited sight. The burden is greatest in developing nations, according to a study ...

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 – Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age. University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters ...

Choosing the Right Sunglasses

Posted 23 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 – You might think of eye problems like cataracts as signs of old age, but one step you can take now will protect your vision for the future – and you can do it with style. We're talking about sunglasses. Your eyes need to be protected from the dangers of UV light the same way your skin does. And just like your skin, it's protection you need every day, not just when you're ...

Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk

Posted 15 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 – Once astronauts leave the Earth's protective magnetic field, their cancer risk would soar while traveling to Mars, new research indicates. Scientists said radiation exposure during a long-term deep-space mission would not only affect already damaged cells but also healthy ones nearby, doubling cancer risk. Cosmic rays cause significant cell damage due from exposure to ...

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