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Sleep disorders tally $94.9 billion in health care costs each year
on May 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization including more doctors visits and prescriptions, placing an additional $94.9 billion in costs each year to the U.S. Health care system.
Scientists find gene mutation linked to exfoliation syndrome, most common cause of glaucoma
on May 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm
A team of researchers have identified a genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome, characterized by abnormal protein material accumulating in the front of the eye. It is the most common cause of glaucoma, and a major cause of irreversible blindness. The findings could lead to further research on the causes of the systemic disorder and potential cures.
Insights from color-blind octopus help fight human sight loss
on May 4, 2021 at 3:24 pm
New research into octopus vision has led to a quick and easy test that helps optometrists identify people who are at greater risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of incurable sight loss.
Applying UV light to common disinfectants makes them safer to use, study finds
on May 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Over 400 common disinfectants currently in use could be made safer for people and the environment and could better fight the COVID-19 virus with the simple application of UVC light, a new study shows.
One in five American adults experience chronic pain
on April 20, 2021 at 1:29 pm
Researchers report that 50.2 million (20.5 percent) U.S. adults experience chronic pain based on analysis of the new NHIS data. They estimated the total value of lost productivity due to chronic pain to be nearly $300 billion annually.
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Blue-light filtering IOLs do not prevent neovascular AMD
on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 am
This registry-based cohort study analyzed the impact of blue-light filtering (BLF) IOLs on the prevention of neovascular AMD after cataract surgery.
Could SARS-CoV-2 infection trigger giant cell arteritis?
on May 11, 2021 at 4:00 am
Investigators report a possible case of giant cell arteritis (GCA) following SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Mini Monoka stent appears to effectively repair canalicular lacerations
on May 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm
This retrospective study reports the outcomes of canalicular laceration repair with the Mini Monoka stent (FCI Ophthalmics) in children younger than 10 years.
Proparacaine drops alone are an effective anesthetic for intravitreal injections
on May 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm
This study assessed the use of proparacaine drops alone as an ocular anesthetic during office-based intravitreal injections.
Study unveils the economic burden of orbital floor fractures
on April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm
This study examines the incidence, characteristics and economic burden of orbital floor fractures in the United States.