US trial of Notal Vision's home-based OCT underway
Notal Vision has initiated the first U.S. clinical study of its patient-operated OCT system that can be used at home to monitor wet age-related macular degeneration, the...
7 hours ago - Healio
Is Macular Degeneration Preventable?
An intriguing presentation about the possible link between age-related macular degeneration and processed food consumption literally caught my eye. As presented in the featured...
3 days ago - Mercola
VIDEO: Notal Vision pursues home-based OCT for wet AMD monitoring
CHICAGO - At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit at AAO, Quinton Oswald, CEO of Notal Vision, discusses the company's pursuit of an OCT home monitoring system for patients with...
24 days ago - Healio
Researchers characterize new animal model that mimics aspects of AMD
Age-related macular degeneration affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. In most, it comes on slowly, gradually blurring the central field of vision...
26 days ago - News Medical
First patient dosed in Adverum wet AMD gene therapy trial
The first patient has been dosed in a phase 1 trial of ADVM-022 gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration, Adverum Biotechnologies announced in a release. The...
27 days ago - Healio
Eye Calcifications Linked to Increased Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Calcified nodules in the retina - the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye - increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD.
29 days ago - Medindia Health
Optos announces collaborations in Alzheimer's disease, AMD
Optos Plc, a subsidiary of Nikon Corp., Japan, announced a clinical alliance with Amydis Inc. to develop an eye test to detect Alzheimer's disease and exclusive distribution...
1 month ago - Healio
Calcified nodules in the retina increase risk for progression to late stages of AMD
Calcified nodules in the retina are associated with progression to late stages of age-related macular degeneration.
1 month ago - News Medical
Zimura-Lucentis combination safe in wet AMD patients in phase 2a trial
Zimura, a complement factor C5 inhibitor, was found to be well tolerated in combination with Lucentis in a phase 2a clinical trial, Ophthotech announced in a press...
1 month ago - Healio
VIDEO: Sustained-release ranibizumab ‘exceeds expectations' for wet AMD
CHICAGO - Carl D. Regillo, MD, gives an update on the phase 2 LADDER study, a four-arm trial of sustained-release ranibizumab , at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting...
1 month ago - Healio
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Surgeon General: Take Steps to Stop Teen E-Cig Use
The sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18 is illegal under federal law.
15,000 Migrant Kids Are Now Being Held At U.S. Shelters, Which Are Almost Full
The U.S. has so many migrant children in custody, the shelters are nearly full The federally contracted shelters for migrant children in the U.S. are nearly at capacity, with...
Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight off intestinal pathogens
Vegetables are known to contain natural compounds that support the protective functions of the immune system. An article in The Francis Crick Institute news page reported that...
Children Born To Problem Drinkers Repeat Their Parent's Mistakes: Study
Kids born to a parent with a drinking problem may choose a life partner that has the same alcohol problem, finds a new study. They have even been found to marry at younger ages.
Healing acupressure points for toothache
Toothaches are common health problems that should not be ignored. They might not be life-threatening, but they will likely only get worse if left untreated. They may even be...
E. Coli Recall Now Includes Cauliflower And Other Leafy Greens
Romaine lettuce isn't the only veggie affected by an E. coli outbreak - now, a farm is recalling cauliflower, red, and green leaf lettuce too Bad news if you're super into...
Emollient creams can build up in clothes and lead to FIRE DEATHS
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warned today emollients - including moisturisers and ointments - should carry fire hazard warnings because of a...
Surgical Errors: Surgeons Make More Mistakes in the Operating Room Due to Stress
New study suggests that surgeons under stress make more mistakes in the operating room. Surgical errors mostly happen during surgery and can lead to further complications.
Opioids During Early Postpartum Linked With Persistent Usage
Opioids usage in the postpartum period by a woman undergone cesarean section or vaginal birth are at increased risk of developing opioid addiction
New Therapeutic Target for Obesity and Diabetes
A new therapeutic target to prevent or treat metabolic diseases has been found to be a novel protein, that has distinctive function between male and female mice.