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FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

Posted 30 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris – the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital condition called aniridia, or has been injured, the agency said in a news release. "Patients with ...

Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Posted 14 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 – Routine eye checkups often pick up unnoticed problems, particularly in older adults, a new study says. "In asymptomatic patients, comprehensive routine optometric eye examinations detect a significant number of new eye conditions and/or results in management changes," said the study's author, Elizabeth Irving, and her colleagues from the University of Waterloo in ...

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