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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...

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...

2013-05-08 17:51:26

The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. Roberto Pineda II, M.D., Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, recently performed the groundbreaking transplant. Dr. Pineda performed the surgery utilizing donor endothelial tissue that was prepared and pre-loaded into EndoGlide...

2013-03-11 23:00:17

Prevent Blindness America is observing “Workplace Eye Wellness Month" in March, 2013 in an effort to promote vision care services in the workplace. Dr. Ilan Cohen weighs in on workplace hazards that can cause serious injury to the cornea and how workers can protect themselves. Old Bridge, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Prevent Blindness America is observing “Workplace Eye Wellness Month" in March, 2013 in an effort to promote vision care services in the workplace. Dr. Ilan Cohen...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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