Ophthalmology News

Recent news of ophthalmology

Ophthalmology has been developing rapidly for many decades. To keep you up to date with exciting research and development, we open this column. We plan to place news of ophthalmology weekly. Watch for updates.

What Is New in Ophthalmology in May, 2019

LED Light Can Damage Eyes

The “blue light” in LED lighting can harm the eye’s retina and disrupt natural sleep rhythms, France’s government-run health guard dog said this week.

Lasting, energy effective and inexpensive, light-emitting diode (LED) innovation has actually gobbled up half of the basic lighting market in a decade, and will top 60 percent by the end of next year, according to market forecasts.

Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-eyes-health-authority.html

Eyeball Tattoos – One of the Bad Ideas Ever

Dangers of eyeball tattoos include:

  • Decreased vision or total loss of sight
  • Retinal detachment
  • Infection from the injection or ink
  • Continuous inflammation of the eye
  • Level of sensitivity to light
  • Feeling like something remains in your eye, all the time
  • Loss of the entire eye

Even if it’s done without damaging the eye, scleral tattooing likewise makes it harder for your medical professional to take a look at the health of your eye in the future.

Read more: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/eyeball-tattoos-are-even-worse-than-they-sound

Opinion: LASIK Eye Surgery Should Have Never Been Approved

Dr. Waxler was on the FDA team that approved Lasik in 1999. Now he says: ‘I am disgusted that I was part of the approval process’.

Read more: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/05/22/former-fda-advisor-lasik-eye-surgery/

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