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Medicine for Eye Disease III Symposium 2019

By Muzammil A Nahaboo Solim, Academic Foundation doctor year 1, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Medicine for Eye Disease (MED) III symposium was organised by a team from the Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH). The...

Diagnoses of dry eye disease double within a year

Over a third of Britons haven’t had an eye test within the last two years, while one in five have not had an eye test due to financial struggles.

Quantum technology first in eye disease detection

Scientists are working on a new device that could lead to a reduction in the number of people who go blind from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Glaucoma Awareness Week: Glaucoma UK to focus on hereditary nature of disease

With so many people looking forward to reuniting with family and friends, Glaucoma Awareness Week will focus on the fact that glaucoma can be hereditary and the importance of loved ones in the lives of patients with the disease.

Study calls for thorough investigation of patients with early signs of retinal vascular disease

Patients with the eye condition Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy (PAMM) would benefit from further investigation, as their risk of heart attacks and strokes may be greater than previously shown, suggests a new study led by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Survey reveals poor public awareness of dry eye disease

A new survey has revealed how few people are aware of Dry Eye Disease, a debilitating and painful eye condition which affects one in four people in the UK.

Children with ‘lazy eye’ are at increased risk of serious disease in adulthood

Adults who had amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) in childhood are more likely to experience hypertension, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in adulthood, as well as an increased risk of heart attack, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Eye scans detect signs of Parkinson’s disease up to seven years before diagnosis

A team led by Siegfried Wagner and Pearse Keane of Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (and spanning UCL institutions) has identified markers that indicate the presence of Parkinson’s disease in patients on average seven years before clinical presentation.

Significant improvements in Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) in Glaucoma patients reported following implantation of iStent inject at the time of cataract surgery

A prospective study of patients undergoing trabecular micro-bypass implantation with iStent or iStent inject® at the time of cataract surgery shows clinically and statistically significant improvements in ocular surface disease (OSD), including tear break-up time, corneal/conjunctival staining, and Ocular Surface Disease Index scores (OSDI).

Santen makes waves at ESCRS 2019 with significant expansion into surgical devices and publication of real-world evidence in dry eye disease

Santen EMEA’s significant expansion into the surgical devices arena is underlined by the company’s activities at this year’s European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress. In addition to the launch of a new...