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2014-03-11 16:23:15

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Devices and Drug Delivery Technologies (Technical Insights) Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms Vital for Ophthalmic Device and Drug Delivery InnovationThe aging of the population around the world will consequently lead to a rapid increase in the 65-and-over population by 2030, a population that accounts for the highest incidence and prevalence of eye...

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...

2013-11-27 15:43:35

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. The results were published online in Ophthalmology on Nov. 15, and presented on...

2013-11-26 23:01:20

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Ten years after a transplant, a...

Study Finds Donor Age Not A Factor In Most Corneal Transplants
2013-11-15 14:02:15

NIH/National Eye Institute Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Corneas from donors over age 71 perform slightly less well, but still remain healthy for the majority of transplant recipients after 10 years, the study found. The Cornea Donor Study, funded by NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI), found that 10-year success rates...

2013-10-08 12:28:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corneal transplants performed in the United States this year will result in nearly $6 billion in total net benefits over the lifetime of the recipients, according to a six-month study undertaken by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). The study compared the medical cost of transplant procedures to the direct and indirect lifetime costs of the alternative -- living with blindness or severe vision impairment. With a corneal transplant,...

2013-09-16 12:28:29

San Leandro, California Ophthalmologist One of Few Doctors Offering Treatment in Clinical Trials SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An exciting new treatment option for patients suffering from Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia is in U.S. Clinical trials right now. Corneal Cross-linking is a non-invasive treatment that has the potential to halt the progression of Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia, possibly saving patients from the need for corneal transplant. (Photo:...

New Layer Of Cornea Discovered
2013-06-12 08:26:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye, has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. This new layer, called the Dua´s Layer after Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it, could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants. "This is a major discovery that will mean that ophthalmology textbooks will...

2013-05-18 23:03:44

Theodore Perl, M.D. of Corneal Associates of New Jersey discussed Lipiflow for Evaporative Dry Eye Disease. Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 Corneal Associates of New Jersey, a practice specializing in LASIK laser vision correction, cornea, cataract surgery and dry eye disease has announced that it is the one of the first practices in New Jersey to introduce a revolutionary new treatment for patients who suffer from evaporative dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is one of the most common...