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Cataract patients happier when preop fasting is eliminated

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) guidelines were updated in 2011 to require fasting before undergoing general anesthesia to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia. However, fasting doesn't guarantee gastric emptying.

Deficiency in Vitamin B12 can cause vision problems

A deficiency in vitamin B12 leads to many health issues and one of those issues is damage to the nervous system including damage to the optic nerve. B12 deficiency disrupts the nervous signal traveling from the eye to the brain causing a condition [...]

New treatment for diabetic retinopathy enters Phase II Trial

REGENXBIO has announced the start of Phase II trial for its RGX-314 to treat chronic retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy and wet macular degeneration. RGX-314 is administered via SCS Microinjector for targeted delivery of gene therapy [...]

Study shows a majority of diabetics failing to get regular eye exams

A large study conducted by the Wills Eye Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that most diabetics do not have yearly eye exams despite being at an increased risk of developing serious eye diseases. 

FDA approves Eysuvis as Dry Eye Treatment

Kala Pharmaceutical announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eysuvis for the short-term treatment of dry eye syndrome. Unlike other prescription therapies, Eysuvis is a corticosteroid, Corticosterioids are commonly used as [...]

Simple treatment for those who suffer from pattern glare

People who feel discomfort when looking at a particular pattern or design suffer from a condition known as pattern glare. Symptoms of pattern glare are headache, eye-pain, light sensitivity and nausea. Symptoms are caused when the offending patterns [...]

Intravitreal injections linked to increased risk of posterior capsule rupture in cataract surgery

Cataract surgery comes with some risks and posterior capsule rupture (PCR) is one of those common complications. Patients who have received multiple intravitreal injections may face an increased risk of experiencing posterior capsule rupture years [...]

New wearable device aids dry eye sufferers

A new wearable eyelid device that is blink-assisted can help those suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) in dry eye syndrome patients. The device addresses the underlying cause of dry eye by using targeted and adjustable thermal energy [...]

Eating healthy foods benefits vision

The old adage, "You are what you eat", does ring true when it comes to your eye health. Paying attention to what you what you put on your plate can help protect your eye health.
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