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Novel Eye Tracking Test To Detect Concussion

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow marketing of eyebox (Oculogica), the first noninvasive, baseline-free test to help diagnose a concussion. The company plans to market the device for use in children ages 5 and older and adults up to 67 years of age, starting with a pilot launch for select, qualified sites.

RFID: Kellogg Providers To Make Visits Meaningful For Patients

Technology that retailers use to make a shopping experience more efficient could also benefit your next eye appointment. Called radio-frequency identification (or RFID), the tool helps streamline operations by knowing where everything is and where everything goes. It can help a large store maintain a clearer picture of inventory counts, for example.

Perioperative NSAID's Use in Cataract Surgery

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and studied by cataract surgeons for different benefits in the perioperative period, but optimal medication formulae and dosing have yet to be established. In this article, we perform a literature review of articles published between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2018 concerning perioperative NSAID use for patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Optic-Nerve Commonly Misdiagnosed as Optic Neuritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) A variety of errors contributes to the common initial misdiagnosis of optic-nerve-sheath meningioma (ONSM) as optic neuritis, researchers have found. ONSM classically presents as the triad of progressive visual loss, optic atrophy and the presence of retinal-choroidal collaterals, but it is rare that all three findings occur simultaneously.

Developing Novel Eye Drop That Reduces Sight-Threatening

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent, but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision or in extreme cases complete blindness.