Early life factors predictive of myopia identified

Factors include maternal education, hours spent playing computer games

Eye scans could detect early Alzheimer disease

Retinal thickness and microvasculature alterations implicated in the disease

Stem cell implantation shows promise for retinitis pigmentosa

Findings offer some indication of medium-term safety of subretinal implantation of adipose tissue

Constitutional rights need to be better reflected in final HMI report...

Panel also urged to seek commitment from inquiry subject stakeholders to participate in reforms constructively

Incident contrast sensitivity common in middle-aged adults

Factors linked to elevated risk include cadmium level in highest quintile, older age, more plaque sites

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Corneal infection from sleeping in contacts detailed

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Thinning of retina linked to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells

Eye examination can help detect abuse in children

Health professionals have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of paediatric eye trauma

Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer’s risk

Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma were all associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in a new study

Blue light from digital devices hastens blindness

Blue light exposure found to cause retinal to trigger reactions that generate poisonous chemical molecules in photoreceptor cells

Cataract surgery may cut risk of serious car accidents

Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, a...

NHI Bill, HPCSA and capitated multidisciplinary teams

Obstacles presented by council fee ruling ‘should now open up’

First 3D printed human corneas tested

The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Punctal plug deemed beneficial in ocular surface disease

For patients with ocular surface disease (OSD) using prostaglandin analogue monotherapy, a punctal plug improves OSD and reduces intraocular pressure (IOP), a study just...