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Eye waiting list more than doubles

Eye patients waiting more than nine months to be seen by a doctor in Wales have more than doubled in a year, despite efforts to treat more people.

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Related Topix: Ophthalmology, Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Herald Gazette

3 Things to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? In fact, over the last three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Skin Cancer

Pharmaceutical Online

France Says Avastin Is Viable, Less Expensive Alternative Treatment for AMD

In a 272 to 234 vote on Tuesday, French lawmakers amended its social security budget bill to support the use of Roche's cancer drug Avastin as an inexpensive treatment for the eye disease wet age-related macular degeneration .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health, Medicine

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Village News

Women are more likely to have eye problems

At the June 26 Healthy Woman Ladies Night Out event, ophthalmologist Arvind Saini, M.D. presented "Women's Eye Health: Diseases and Conditions That Affect Women More."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Fallbrook, CA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

BioSpace

NicOx Sa Focuses U S. Operations On National Launches Of Sjo...

Nicox S.A. , the international ophthalmic company, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc, will focus its US sales force on supporting the national roll-out of SjA , an advanced diagnostic panel for the early detection of SjA gren's syndrome in patients with dry eye, and on promoting the RetnaGene portfolio including RetnaGene AMD and ... (more)

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Related Topix: NicOx, Sales, Genetics, Medicine, Health, Marketing, Conjunctivitis

EurekAlert!

BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research

Clarksburg, MD-BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Clarksburg, MD, Non-Profit, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Applied Clinical Trials

French Legislation Comes in for Strong Criticism

The French government's intention to broadly enlarge the use of-off label drugs for economic reasons, even if there is an approved drug available, is wrong, according to a statement issued by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations .

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Related Topix: The Federation, Alternative, Health

Eye

Diagnostic accuracy of the Amsler grid and the preferential...

L Faes 1 , N S Bodmer 1 , L M Bachmann 1 , M A Thiel 2 and M K Schmid 2 Correspondence: MK Schmid, Eye Clinic, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland, Spitalstrasse, CH-6000 Luzern 16, Switzerland Tel: +41 41 710 47 47; Fax: +41 41 710 95 41. E-mail: info@medignition.ch To clarify the screening potential of the Amsler grid and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Switzerland, World News, Health

Eye

How many people in England and Wales are registered partially sighted ...

Correspondence: A Rees, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD, UK Tel: +44 20 7566 2588; Fax: +44 20 7608 6925.

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Related Topix: Ophthalmology, Medicine, Health

Eye

Influence of image compression on the interpretation of...

E-mail: swkang@skku.edu or kangsewoong@gmail.com To evaluate the effect of image compression of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images in the examination of eyes with exudative age-related macular degeneration .

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Sanofi Is Buying Shares Of Regeneron - You Should Too

Sales of Regeneron's highest selling medication, Eylea, are expected to rise rapidly over the next few years as it gains market share.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Ireland, World News,

Hispanic Business

New Data from Konyang University Illuminate Findings in Optical...

Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Optical Coherence Tomography are discussed in a new report.

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Related Topix: Health, Journalism

Newswise

Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients with Low...

July 9, 2014 - The first clinical trial to examine integrated low vision and mental health treatment has shown that the approach can reduce the incidence of depression by half among people with low vision due to age-related macular degeneration .

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology

National Institutes of Health

Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration , but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, PA

The Herald-Leader

Hot Topics

An estimated 6 million people view the Mona Lisa each year at the Louvre in France, and new discoveries have uncovered some of the mysteries surrounding this art icon.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Heart Attack, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

UA Medical Center offering free eye examinations

The exam will check for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and dry eye.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Hypertension

BayStreet.ca

Reverse Macular Degeneration with Minerals! Updated Report

Burnaby, BC, Canada / ACCESSWIRE / July 8, 2014 / The updated report "Reverse Macular Degeneration With Minerals!" by John Crittenden is now available.

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Related Topix: Health, Optometry, Medicine

CBS Local

Implanted Telescope May Help Reverse Effects Of Macular Degeneration

"About ten years ago, I established my own band, where I played electric bass and halfway through, I couldn't read the music.

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The Motley Fool

Is Opthotech Your Next Multibagger Stock?

Shares have nearly doubled as investors have grown increasingly confident that Fovista, its treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, can eventually reach the market.

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Related Topix: Health

Reuters

French lawmakers back Roche cancer drug as cheap eye treatment

French lawmakers voted on Tuesday to allow the use of Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap alternative eye treatment, in a budget-minded move critics fear could put patients' health - and company profits - at risk.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Medicine, Health

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