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The Ocular Surface and the Coronavirus Disease 2019: Does a Dual ‘Ocular Route’ Exist? May 10, 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an important health problem that was defined as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. Although great concern has been expressed about COVID-19 infection acquired through ocular transmission, its underlying mechanism has not currently been clarified. In the current work, we[...] Read More
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Reflectance confocal microscopy enabling full viewing of Demodex sp. – Ribeiro – – International Journal of Dermatology – Wiley Online Library May 10, 2020 Reflectance confocal microscopy enabling full viewing of Demodex sp. - below image from...   — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijd.14911 Read More
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Development of an inactivated vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2 | Science May 9, 2020 Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in an unprecedented public health crisis. There are currently no SARS-CoV-2-specific treatments or vaccines available due to the novelty of the virus. Hence, rapid development of effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are urgently needed.[...] Read More
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Micro piezo drug delivery for Neurotransmitter-Based Retinal Prosthesis: Blast from the past 2003 April 27, 2020 Blast from the past... "Towards a Neurotransmitter-Based Retinal Prosthesis Using an Inkjet Print-head". Biomedical Microdevices 5:3, 195- 199, 2003. HA Fishman and co-workers. This work shows one of the earliest examples (2003 publication from my lab) of drug delivery using micro piezo technology from an ink- jet printer head. Abstract. Electronic chips[...] Read More
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EyeChat with Dr. Harv: Inaugural episode on FLOATERS! April 24, 2020   Read More
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Successful TeleMedicine in EyeCare: a Meticulous History April 9, 2020 by Dr. Harvey A. Fishman, MD PhD Co-founder, EyeCareLive The most frequent question that EyeCare doctors, both ophthalmologists and optometrists, have about telemedicine is, “what conditions be accurately diagnosed and treated in a remote exam using a mobile device or a webcam?” The telemedicine platform often intimidates MDs and ODs[...] Read More
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TELEMEDICINE IN EYECARE by Dr. Harvey A. Fishman, MD PhD March 14, 2020 Click here for the e-book! Tele-ophthalmology and telemedicine have been a passion of mine for the past 25 years. As a medical student at Stanford in the 90's, I was one of the first beta users of the then famous palm pilot app, ePoctrates. At Stanford Medical School, I tried[...] Read More
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Highlights from Dr. Galor’s article, “What can photophobia tell us about dry eye?” March 7, 2020 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr. Fishman's comments: Light sensitivity is a very important symptom that occurs in a variety of ocular diseases including dry eye disease. Dr. Galor has done truly pioneering work in this area and has written many papers on this topic. At FishmanVision, Dr. Fishman is also been conducting research in[...] Read More
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Hordeolum Expression & Curettage March 2, 2020 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [embed]https://youtu.be/oDc3vhvbuKI[/embed] This video shows a nice example of treating a hordeolum (also known as a stye) by first pre-treating the eyelid with a Mibo heating pad, then gentle expression, and finishing with curettage of the gland with a corneal spud. Hordeolums aka "styes" are infections of the glands in[...] Read More
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The disparity between the dry eye “DREAM” study results and real world clinical experience: Is the gut microbiome the missing link ? February 29, 2020 Dr. Fishman's comments on latest DREAM study publication: Why is there is a huge disparity between the clinical experience of most well-known dry eye and corneal specialists and the results that are emerging from the DREAM study? To cut to the chase, the study lumped together all of the many[...] Read More