All News: April, 2018

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FDA APPROVES FIRST CONTACT LENS THAT GETS DARKER IN SUNLIGHT

FDA APPROVES FIRST CONTACT LENS THAT GETS DARKER IN SUNLIGHT

29th April 2018

(CBS) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on the first ever transition contact lenses, which will...

Omega-3s no better than placebo for treating dry eye

Omega-3s no better than placebo for treating dry eye

29th April 2018

Patients with dry eye may not significantly benefit from supplementation with fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids, according to findings from a...

Stem cell implant stalls progression of dry AMD

Stem cell implant stalls progression of dry AMD

29th April 2018

Researchers from University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Santa Barbara are the first to show the feasibility...

The early signs and symptoms of presbyopia

The early signs and symptoms of presbyopia

12th April 2018

Everyone will develop presbyopia by the fifth decade of life; however, the age of onset for the signs and symptoms of...

Parkinson’s drug may halt progression of AMD

Parkinson’s drug may halt progression of AMD

12th April 2018

A retrospective study found that a commonly prescribed drug for Parkinson’s, L-DOPA, may delay or prevent AMD. The authors previously...

Government publishes GDPR guidance for healthcare organisations

Government publishes GDPR guidance for healthcare organisations

20th April 2018

The Information Governance Alliance (IGA) has published information to help healthcare organisations stay compliant with the new GDPR rules. The...

Glowing contact lens could prevent a leading cause of blindness

Glowing contact lens could prevent a leading cause of blindness

24th April 2018

Hundreds of millions of people suffer from diabetes worldwide, putting them at risk for a creeping blindness, or diabetic retinopathy...

Vitamin A slows progression of retinitis pigmentosa in children

Vitamin A slows progression of retinitis pigmentosa in children

17th April 2018

Findings from this case-control study support the hypothesis that vitamin A can slow loss of cone function in children with...

Driving and glaucoma

Driving and glaucoma

17th April 2018

This section covers the DVLA requirements for driving with glaucoma. To see the IGA respone to the Parliamentary and Health...