📣 EYE CARE NEWS ROUND UP 👁 🔥 NEW FDA APPROVALS Iveric Bio, An Astellas company receives U.S FDA...
📣EYE CARE NEWS ROUND UP 👁
🥳ESCRS is a matter of days away, and we are extremely excited to be attending!!
The 41st Congress of the ESCRS will take place at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre – from 8th-12th September 2023. The congress programme will offer main symposia, instructional courses, a full suite of wetlab courses, video sessions, poster and oral presentations as well as a variety of other special interest days and sessions. The ESCRS 2023 Congress will also represent a crucial second step in the ESCRS sustainability journey, which they embarked on in earnest in 2022.
🔥NEW FDA APPROVALS
FDA approves Eylea HD, an 8mg aflibercept injection, to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. The approval was based on 48-week results from the pivotal PULSAR trial in wet AMD and PHOTON trial in DME.
PeterK. Kaiser, MD: “With Eylea HD, patients with wet age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinal disease can now receive less frequent injections after their initial monthly doses and still experience the similar visual gains, anatomic improvements and safety profile of Eylea”.
📖 2025 Eyewear Trend Report
Selin Olmsted Studio releases its first comprehensive eyewear trend report. They have unveiled their pioneering “2025 Eyewear Trend Report” creating a significant milestone in the realm of fashion and eyewear. In a ground-breaking move, they introduce a visionary guide spotlighting nine imminent trends that will define the eyewear landscape in the near future. The report offers an array of daring frame design references, visionary concepts, intricate details, and captivating colours sparking creativity for upcoming seasonal collections.
😲 Flexible batteries to power smart contact lenses
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have developed a flexible battery as thin as a human cornea, storing electricity when it is immersed in saline solution and could one day power smart contact lenses. This battery could one day aid smart contact lenses to record and transmit everything a wearer sees and hears to cloud-based data storage. The NTU-developed battery is made of biocompatible materials and does not contain wires or toxic heavy metals.
👀 Eye scans detect signs of Parkinson’s disease up to seven years before diagnosis!
This study was the first time anyone has shown these findings several years before diagnosis and was made possible by the largest study to data on retinal imaging in Parkinson’s disease. Results found that a reduce thickness of these layers was associated with increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Professor Alastair Denniston, consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham: “This work demonstrates the potential for eye data, harnessed by the technology to pick up signs and changes too subtle for humans to see. We can now detect very early signs of Parkinson’s, opening up new possibilities for treatment”.