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Global eye care hope soars with airborne teaching hospitalAn aircraft that houses an ophthalmic teaching hospital, containing an on-board operating theatre, training and broadcasting facilities, and treatment rooms, recently visited London Stansted Airport in the UK.
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3 Tips for avoiding blindnessDr. Wendy Lee discusses 3 specific ways to protect the eyes from vision loss during cosmetic surgery procedures at this year's Global Aesthetics Conference.
Be part of the vision rehab team for your pediatric patientsOphthalmologists who treat children with a diagnosis of vision loss can help with the near-term adjustment and long-term pursuit of goals by providing information about rehabilitation programs, support groups, and other resources.
Combination anti-VEGF, navigated laser for DME on a par with monotherapyData show that the combination of navigated laser and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) compares favorably with anti-VEGF monotherapy.
Advice on choosing AREDS or AREDS 2 in non-smokersIn this article, the authors discuss the benefits of nutritional supplementation in preventing AMD progression and consider which AREDS formulation is the most appropriate in smokers and non-smokers.
Over-prescribing steroids to treat allergic conjunctivitis leads to SIGOphthalmologists are over-prescribing steroids to treat vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) and causing an increase of steroid-induced glaucoma (SIG) in children, according to a recent study publish in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Palliative care, support vital for patients who suffer vision lossEven the best ophthalmologists must prepare to support patients who lose vision while in their care, said Robert L. Stamper, MD.
AMD needs better funding, screening and treatmentThe NHS is facing issues related to the diagnosing, treating and managing the growing number of ageing people affected by AMD, the leading cause of blindness in the Western world.
Novel iPhone app guides the blind via video callingWith just a swift click of an iPhone button, sighted people can now lend their eyes to the blind.