Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Telemedicine Use Explodes During COVID-19 Pandemic
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The emergence of telemedicine has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. HD Live! sat down with Rujuta Saksena, M.D., an oncologist at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, and Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, to discuss the future of telemedicine and its impact on health care.
Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For surgical and nonsurgical specialists, sex differences in income vary with the proportion of male physicians in a practice, according to a study published online July 30 in The BMJ.
Dual Sensory Impairment Ups Dementia Risk
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments -- dual sensory impairment (DSI) -- are at a significantly increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online July 7 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.
Thorough Risk Assessment Essential Prior to Noncardiac Surgery
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Comprehensive preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk with history and physical examination is essential prior to noncardiac surgery, according to a review published in the July 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
CDC Guidance Issued for Testing, Management of HCP Exposed to Hep C
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance report, published in the July 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for testing and clinical management of health care personnel (HCP) exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Worse Multisensory Function May Accelerate Cognitive Aging
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Worsening multisensory function is associated with accelerated cognitive aging, according to a study published online July 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Low-Carb Diet Does Not Up Risk for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Low-carbohydrate diets are not associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study recently published in Eye.
Financial Health of Hospitals 'Dire' Due to COVID-19
THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 continues to cause financial peril for U.S. hospitals, according to a report released by the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Glaucoma Patients Worry About Managing Disease During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients are concerned about managing their condition during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to the results of a survey released by the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF).
School-Based Vision Screening IDs Issues in 10.7 Percent of Children
MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 10 percent of children undergoing school-based screening have a visual problem, according to a study published online July 20 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Physical Distancing Interventions Cut Incidence of COVID-19
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Physical distancing interventions are associated with a reduced incidence of COVID-19 globally, according to a study published online July 15 in The BMJ.
Global Population Anticipated to Peak in 2064
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The global population is anticipated to peak in 2064 and then decline to year 2100, according to a study published online July 14 in The Lancet.
Layoffs Cost 5.4 Million Americans Their Health Insurance
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance after being laid off between February and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows.
Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record (EHR) systems used in U.S. hospitals, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.