Tag: blindness

Convalescent Plasma Falls Short in Phase 2 Trial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Convalescent plasma may not prevent progression to severe disease or reduce...

End Ban on Cornea Donations from Gay Men: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and...

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS

Measuring serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with...

Novel Smart Needle System Reduces Risk of Filler Complications

In the very near future, clinicians injecting dermal fillers on the face will have the benefit of a guided “smart” needle that senses blood vessels, thereby...

Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton underwent a second face...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...

COVID-19 Daily: High-Risk Specialties, Flu Comparisons

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 –Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you...

Visual Impairment Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Older Women

(Reuters Health) – Older women with objective visual impairment are likely to develop dementia or mild cognitive impairment, a secondary analysis of data from the...

Healthcare Stands Up to COVID-19 Protesters

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses took a stand in Denver, a healthcare worker lost his...

Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

As we await evidence from multiple ongoing trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19, clinicians have had to make do with conflicting reports regarding its potential efficacy....