New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients
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  March 21, 2017  
  Glaucoma  
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 New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patientsNew micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients
 
It is no secret that the issues associated with current glaucoma medications can be problematic. Systemic medications carry the risk of side effects, while the current medical treatment of choice, eye drops, has its own drawbacks.
 
 
 NEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindnessNEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindness
 
During Low Vision Awareness Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is highlighting new technologies and tools in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness.
 
   New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in miceNew RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice
 
Scientists have developed a new RNA interference therapeutic agent that safely blocked ocular inflammation in mice, potentially making it a new treatment for human uveitis and diabetic retinopathy.
 
   New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medicationsNew report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications
 
While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing medication-related weight gain, according to a new report from Weill Cornell Medicine.
 
 Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversary
 
Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversaryOptegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital, situated in the prestigious Harley Street district, has given the gift of improved vision back to hundreds of people since first opening its doors in January 2016.
 
 
 New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye drops
 
New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye dropsIt's the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from constricting in response to light and are often used for routine examination and photography of the back of the eye.