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A new normal with cataract surgery during COVID‑19 pandemic

Cataract is the second leading cause of preventable blindness on the globe. Among the global population (2015) with moderate or severe vision impairment and blind, cataract accounted for 52·6 million and 12·6 million, respectively.

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Velopharyngeal dysfunction: The need for a team approach

A significant proportion of individuals with cleft lip — varying between 7% and 26% or even higher — present with the condition of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD), even after a surgical repair of the palate.

Dr Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya and Dr V H Savitha

Paediatric hip disorders -2

We have done open reduction, adductor and psoas tenotomy, femoral varus de-rotation osteotomy after shortening of femur along with capsuloraphy.

Dr VinodKumar B P

Blood-based test to detect cancers stirs up debate

Datar Cancer Genetics launched a cancer screening profile in the form of ‘Easycheck360’, a blood test for the detection of 16 types of cancers.

Prapti Shah

Paediatric hip diseases

The most common hip related complaints with which a child can presentto orthopaedic outpatient departmentare.

Dr VinodKumar B P

1% of people with no symptoms test positive for COVID-19 in Iceland

A massive testing campaign conducted across the general population in the European nation of Iceland showed a significant number of people without outward symptoms tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.

S Harachand

Coronavirus may be present in eye secretions

The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be present in conjunctival secretions of infected patients, according to a report from China.