Trifocals outperforming other Premium Lenses

by Michelle Dalton EyeWorld Contributing Writer Still not available in the U.S., European surgeons are beginning to prefer the technology over other premium lenses When multifocal lenses were first introduced, they were heralded as a means of providing both near and distance vision improvements for patients undergoing cataract surgery. These IOLs feature two main foci, […]

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

October 12, 2017 Recent research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism, says a leading oncologist and researcher at the University of Alberta. David Eisenstat and his team examined a neurotransmitter in the brain called GABA which is essential […]

Brain stimulation is effective way to improve endurance performance, research shows

October 12, 2017 Research by the University of Kent into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes’ performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. The findings are expected to advance our understanding of the brain’s role in endurance exercise, how it can alter the physical limits of performance in healthy […]

Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death

October 12, 2017 Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University. Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when a vessel that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked, often by a […]