Discovery by UPenn Team Gives Insight into Blinding Retinal Diseases and Hope for Better Understanding and Treatment of Macular Degeneration.
In humans, the fovea, in the center of the retina, is critically important to viewing fine details. According to new research, although some animals have a similar feature in their eyes, researchers believed the fovea was unique to primates — until now. University of Pennsylvania vision scientists report that dogs, too, have an area of their [...]
From Medscape Medical News: Oral Pazopanib May Improve Vision, Retinal Thickness in Patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
According to a post on Medscape Medical News, oral pazopanib has been shown to produce improvements in visual acuity, central retinal lesion thickness, and central retinal thickness in some patients with age-related macular degeneration, this according to a small trial published online in JAMA Ophthalmology. Possible alternative to frequent intravitreal injections for AMD Frequent intravitreal [...]
A new lens invented at the Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth. The result could assist surgical imaging that enables doctors to see inside the human body like never before. “Our eye can change focus. An insect [...]
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Dr. Joseph Eastern, a physican and surgeon in New Jersey, recently published an inciteful article on resolving patients complaints that I think is valualble to share. Think of it as a checklist of how to plan and anticipate the inevitable concerns a patient might address. Dr. Eastern states that for most physicians, the resolution of [...]
Patients may really like you as an eye care doctor. But how long will they “wait” when they become unhappy with your practice? Recently I went to my dentist. I hardly opened a magazine before I was taken into the exam room. My appointment was scheduled for 10:00 in the morning; I was taken at [...]
Patch.com is a news and information platform owned by the AOL Corporation. Abington.Patch, the outlet serving the community where Gulden is located, featured a story about Gulden’s donation of 500 eye shields to US servicemen. Gerry Dungan, Patch editor, wrote: “Abington Business Sends Eye Shields to U.S. Soldiers” “Tom Cockley, president of the Elkins Park-based Gulden Ophthalmics, donated [...]
Gulden donated 500 Eye Shields when I learned that US troops did not have them in first aid kits. An Eye Shield can be found in the first aid kits of all U.S. sailors, Marines, and airmen according to an article in MilitaryTimes.com. They are used when a facial injury endangers a soldier’s, Marine’s, or sailor’s eyesight. But US [...]
One of the goals in the management of ocular (uveal) melanoma is monitoring and measuring the risk of metastasis. Here’s information about a gene expression profile test that addresses this.
Did you know that uveal melanoma (UM), also known as ocular or choroidal melanoma, is the most common form of eye cancer? Uveal melanoma arises from parts of the uveal tract — the choroid, ciliary body, or iris. Castle Biosciences (www. CastleBiosciences.com), with analytical laboratories in Phoenix, Arizona, provides the DecisionDx-UM test that measures the [...]
Are you treating patients with Hepatitis C? Accepted treatment regimen is associated with retinopathy, especially in those with hypertension.
Did you know that patients with hepatitis C, being treated with pegylated interferon (one of the most accepted treatment regimens) might be subject to severe retinopathy? Diligence is warranted with any patient with hepatitis C. If you uncover a patient afflicted with hepatitis C, ask about their treatment regimen. Treatment with pegylated interferon alpha (PegIFNα) [...]