JUN 08, 2018
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics/Orbit
A weekly roundup of ophthalmic news from around the web.
A woman who slept with her mascara every night for 25 years has had surgery. An Australian surgeon removed a swath of black calcified lumps from beneath 50-year-old Theresa Lynch’s eyelid, and reported the findings in a case study. “I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off,” Lynch told Daily Mail Australia. “I should never have let it get this far.” Ophthalmology
Patients seem satisfied with Juvéderm Voluma XC’s ability to plump infraorbital hollows, according to surveys distributed by a plastic surgery center in Austin, Texas. Though 12 of the 83 patients surveyed said they’d experienced an adverse event such as bruising or swelling, overall satisfaction with Allergan’s product—which is indicated for cheek filling—hovered around 70%. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
646 surgeries, 1,923 eyeglasses and 6,100 people served—that’s the upshot of a 6-day eye camp conducted by the Noor Dubai Foundation in Rajshahi, a city near the Bangladesh-India border. Participants underwent treatment for cataracts and a variety of other eye conditions. Next up on the foundation’s to-do list: a visual impairment prevention program in northern Nigeria. Gulf News
Delaware biologists say they’ve discovered a protein needed for lens clarity. According to their paper in PLOS Genetics, the protein Celf1 is essential to lens development. Without it, the eyes of mice, frogs and zebrafish form cataracts; with it, the lens is cleared of cellular debris and ready to see. PLOS Genetics