Ophthalmology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36452/all en Glasses.com turns heads with 3-D iPad app http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/glassescom-turns-heads-3-d-ipad-app <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jonathan Coon turned heads Wednesday with iPad software that lets people try on sunglasses by manipulating 3-D images of themselves from the neck up.</p> <p>The founder of discount prescription lens company 1-800 Contacts used a TED Conference known for luring the technology savvy to introduce a service intended to let shoppers see themselves in eyewear using smartphones, tablets or computers with cameras built into screens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/glassescom-turns-heads-3-d-ipad-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrective lenses Ophthalmology Optometry AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:01:07 +0000 5769345 at http://www.globalpost.com Shire boosts eye business with $160 million SARcode buy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/shires-boosts-eye-business-160-million-sarcode-buy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ben Hirschler and Paul Sandle</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Shire &lt;SHP.L&gt; is to buy privately owned U.S. biotech firm SARcode Bioscience, paying $160 million (105 million pounds) upfront to win rights to a new drug in late-stage development for dry eye diseases.</p> <p>The move is Shire's second acquisition this month of a small company in the ophthalmology space - a hot area for pharmaceutical research - following the purchase of Sweden's Premacure two weeks ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/shires-boosts-eye-business-160-million-sarcode-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ophthalmology Shire Shire Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:45:19 +0000 5793177 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuelan singer has left eye operated in Miami http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130511/venezuelan-singer-has-left-eye-operated-miami <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, May 11 (EFE).- Veneuelan singer Oscar D'Leon had an operation on his left eye at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami after suffering a household accident that forced him to suspend the concerts he had scheduled in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.</p> <p>"Right now Oscar has just come out of the operating room," his agent Oswald Ponte wrote Friday on Twitter account @OscarDLeon.</p> <p>Ponte said that D'Leon "remains hospitalized in Miami after an operation of more than two hours at the Bascom Palmer," a center specializing in problems of sight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130511/venezuelan-singer-has-left-eye-operated-miami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ophthalmology University of Miami Agencia EFE Sat, 11 May 2013 17:31:32 +0000 5835706 at http://www.globalpost.com Roche looks to replicate cancer success with eye drugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/roche-looks-replicate-cancer-success-eye-drugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caroline Copley</p> <p>ZURICH (Reuters) - Positive results for Roche's experimental eye drug should bolster its position in the multibillion-dollar-a-year market for vision loss treatments, as it looks to branch out beyond its core cancer expertise.</p> <p>After scrapping drugs to treat diabetes and boost levels of "good" high-density cholesterol, the world's largest maker of cancer drugs is hoping to prove it has a stronger hand when it comes to developing treatments for the eyes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/roche-looks-replicate-cancer-success-eye-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monoclonal antibodies Ophthalmology Technology Vision Thomson Reuters Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:49:38 +0000 5919124 at http://www.globalpost.com Older adults don't see as well at home as in the clinic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/older-adults-dont-see-well-at-home-the-clinic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - When older people have their vision tested in a doctor's office, the results might not reflect how well they actually see at home, according to a new study. Researchers suggest the difference could be due to poor lighting in people's homes.</p> <p>That could explain why people often complain of vision problems doctors wouldn't expect based on their eye test results, the study's authors write in JAMA Ophthalmology.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/older-adults-dont-see-well-at-home-the-clinic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Ophthalmology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:59:00 +0000 6000634 at http://www.globalpost.com Eye-gouged boy to be discharged from hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/eye-gouged-boy-be-discharged-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHENZHEN, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- A boy who had his eyes gouged out in north China's Shanxi Province is in good condition and will soon be discharged, local hospital sources said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The C-MER (Shenzhen) Dennis Lam Eye Hospital said Binbin, 6, had recovered well from the eye implant surgery and will leave the hospital on Thursday.</p> <p>Upon discharge, local authorities in Shanxi will help him find a suitable school, according to Binbin's parents.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/eye-gouged-boy-be-discharged-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Ophthalmology Prosthetics Xinhua News Agency Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:48:39 +0000 6016989 at http://www.globalpost.com Caps, sunglasses banned as Philippine malls fight crime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/caps-sunglasses-banned-philippine-malls-fight-crime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in the Philippine capital have banned the wearing of caps and sunglasses in shopping malls to stop criminals concealing their identity from security cameras.</p> <p>The ban was imposed after a gang of hammer-wielding robbers looted a jewellery store at a popular suburban Manila shopping mall on December 15. The suspects are believed to have used baseball caps to hide their identities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/caps-sunglasses-banned-philippine-malls-fight-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eyewear Hiking equipment Ophthalmology AFP Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:51:36 +0000 6027549 at http://www.globalpost.com Google adds prescription frames, new styles of shades to Glass, its computerized glasses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140128/google-adds-prescription-frames-new-styles-shades-glass-it-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.</p> <p>Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass.</p> <p>The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year. Currently, Glass is available only to the tens of thousands of people who are testing and creating apps for it.</p> <p>Glass hasn't actually had glasses in its frame until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140128/google-adds-prescription-frames-new-styles-shades-glass-it-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrective lenses Eyewear Ophthalmology Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:33:34 +0000 6054894 at http://www.globalpost.com Google adds prescription frames, new styles of shades to Glass, its computerized glasses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140128/google-adds-prescription-frames-new-styles-shades-glass-its- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.</p> <p>Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass.</p> <p>The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year. Currently, Glass is available only to the tens of thousands of people who are testing and creating apps for it.</p> <p>Glass hasn't actually had glasses in its frame until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140128/google-adds-prescription-frames-new-styles-shades-glass-its-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrective lenses Eyewear Ophthalmology Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:33:34 +0000 6054893 at http://www.globalpost.com Google Glass to be integrated in prescription frames http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/google-glass-be-integrated-prescription-frames-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google's Internet-connected eyewear Glass is to be given a new range of fashionable titanium frames to broaden its appeal beyond the ranks of the tech-savvy but style-deprived.</p> <p>The new look spectacles will be compatible with corrective lenses and, thanks to a new collaboration with a private insurer, will become available on prescription.</p> <p>"This announcement marks the next step in Glass's evolution and the beginning of a new category of smart eyewear," the firm said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/google-glass-be-integrated-prescription-frames-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrective lenses Google Medicine Ophthalmology Technology AFP Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:05:26 +0000 6055433 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-VEGF drugs making a difference in vision, longterm care http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/anti-vegf-drugs-making-difference-vision-longterm-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Shereen Jegtvig</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A treatment introduced less than 10 years ago has already made a difference in the number of Americans losing their vision and being admitted to nursing homes, according to a new study.</p> <p>Two Duke University economists looked at Medicare beneficiaries with so-called "wet" macular degeneration and found those diagnosed after the introduction of anti-VEGF drugs were less likely to go blind and less likely to move into long-term care.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/anti-vegf-drugs-making-difference-vision-longterm-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Ophthalmology Vision Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:18:57 +0000 6055687 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Vision Van' helps eye doctors respond after natural disasters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140514/vision-van-helps-eye-doctors-respond-after-natural-disasters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eye doctors in Japan used a clinic-on-wheels to provide eye exams to earthquake survivors in 2011. Now, they have published a study showing what people in disaster areas needed most: glasses. </p> <p>The doctors were prepared to treat a large number of eye infections due to contaminated water in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. But in fact, what people needed most were replacements for lost eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye drops.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140514/vision-van-helps-eye-doctors-respond-after-natural-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Medicine Ophthalmology Sendai Thomson Reuters Wed, 14 May 2014 19:28:46 +0000 6147064 at http://www.globalpost.com