Getting checked

Keeping tabs on your health

16 blogs about the topic

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Getting checked

Posted on 12.03.2018

Technology has transformed eye surgery – and the best is yet to come

High-tech innovation and advanced surgical techniques have transformed the field of ophthalmology, with new treatment options making surgery faster and more accurate. We speak to Professor Rudy Nuijts, a leader in the field of cataract surgery, about the radical changes he has seen and what the future may hold. How has cataract care changed since […]

By Prof. Rudy Nuijts Consultant Ophthalmologist at Maastricht UMC

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Getting checked

Posted on 09.10.2017

Setting our sights on better vision

The treatment options for people with vision problems have changed dramatically over the past decade. New technologies have improved outcomes, reduced patient discomfort and brought an unprecedented level of choice for patients. We spoke with Dr Kaweh Schayan-Araghi, a consultant ophthalmologist at Artemis Klinik in Germany, about the progress he has witnessed and what the […]

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Getting checked

Posted on 13.09.2017

Counting the costs of hearing loss

A World Health Organisation report has found that increasing access to hearing devices is ‘a sound investment’. Are decision-makers listening? For individuals, hearing loss can have a profound impact on quality of life: they lose independence, educational opportunities and earning power. Some people also suffer social isolation, lost confidence and a decline in wellbeing. Now […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author

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Getting checked

Posted on 26.07.2017

The role of medtech in fighting hepatitis

International efforts to tackle the hepatitis pandemic have reached new heights, especially in the past year since the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. It is estimated that some 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor

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Getting checked

Posted on 17.07.2017

Restoring vision: we can help people to see again

People with a rare eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) suffer a gradual loss of vision; some become completely blind. Now, an innovative new approach to treatment has given dozens of people the chance to see again. With the help of a retinal implant, special glasses and intensive training, people who were blind have […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author

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Getting checked

Posted on 10.07.2017

For pressure injuries, prevention is the key

The easiest type of pressure injury to deal with is the one that never happens. This is why health economists like William Padula, PhD are advocating the use of multi-layer prophylactic sacrum dressings for pressure injury prevention from the moment a patient enters the health system.   In an interview with MedTech Views, Dr Padula […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor

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Getting checked

Posted on 28.06.2017

Ramping Up the Fight Against SSIs

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) were high on the agenda at the 4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) last week in Geneva. And it’s no surprise given the statistics – although no global registry exists to track surgical site infections, health authorities estimate that each year, one in five patients undergoing surgery acquires an […]

By David Leaper Professor of Clinical Sciences and Surgery