Ophthalmology

A second look at glaucoma surgery

New research led by Queen's University professor Robert Campbell (Ophthalmology) has revealed using anti-inflammatory medications after glaucoma laser surgery is not helpful or necessary.

Genetics

New genes identified may unlock mystery of keloid development

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development and provide insight for ...

Surgery

Combo laser-cision, pinhole method effective for burn scars

(HealthDay)—For patients with hypertrophic burn scars, a combination laser-cision and pinhole method using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser may be a new effective treatment option, according to research published online April ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment for disfiguring skin condition

Researchers from The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust have tested a new way to treat a disfiguring skin condition.

Surgery

3D imaging captures changes in port wine stains

(HealthDay)—Three-dimensional (3D) high precision surface imaging can be used to monitor changes in the area and volume of port wine stains following laser treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in Lasers ...

Surgery

Treatment interval doesn't affect benefit of acne laser Tx

(HealthDay)—Fractional CO2 laser treatment is safe and seems effective for atrophic acne scars, with no difference observed for treatment with a one- or three-month interval, according to a study published online Sept. ...

Surgery

Ablative carbon dioxide laser effective for rhinophyma

(HealthDay)—Good cosmetic outcomes are possible using fractionated ablative carbon dioxide laser therapy for mild-to-moderate cases of rhinophyma, according to research published online Oct. 5 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer may develop during laser removal of tattoo

(HealthDay)—Malignant melanoma may develop on a preexisting nevus within a tattoo that is being removed with laser therapy, according to a case report published online July 31 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand-held device cheaply, quickly diagnosis malaria

A Case Western Reserve University student-led startup aimed at saving lives through faster, better and cheaper malaria diagnosis won the 2013 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Business Idea Competition at the University of Akron ...

Other

Laser liposuction melts fat, results in tighter skin

A new, minimally invasive treatment that uses lasers to melt fat could replace the "tummy tuck," suggests research on more than 2,000 people being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific ...

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