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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...

2013-03-09 23:00:49

The goal of the "Cornea Preservation Time Study" is to guarantee donor supply meets future demand by widening the cornea transplant window. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 Center For Sight ophthalmologist William Lahners, M.D., has been selected to participate in the national “Cornea Preservation Time Study” to determine if corneas transplanted up to two weeks after donation work as well as corneas transplanted up to one week after donation. About 40 clinical sites around...

LASIK Alternative - Special Contact Lenses Work At Treating Nearsightedness
2013-03-05 04:49:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wearing a special type of contact lens overnight can improve the vision of nearsighted patients, and it does so only by changing the front portion of a person´s cornea — not the entire part of the eye that refracts light — researchers claim in a recently published study. The technique is known as orthokeratology (OK), and according to Drs. Jeong Ho Yoon of South Korea´s University of Choonhae Health Science...

2013-02-17 23:01:43

Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute announces surgical options to correct vision problems for patients diagnosed with astigmatism. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 On February 13th, Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute announced options for correcting vision problems for patients diagnosed with Astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive eye condition that results in blurred vision caused by irregularities in the shape of the eye. In his...

2013-02-06 23:03:46

BiCOM Inc., featured its latest through the eyelid glaucoma testing DIATON tonometer technology at Arab Health 2013 in Dubai. Handheld, pen-like tonometer allows to measure intraocular pressure IOP without contact with eye ball, eliminating virus and infection and is independent of biomechanical properties of the cornea or contact lenses. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Quick and painless glaucoma diagnostic DIATON tonometer http://www.TonometerDiaton.com received a...

2013-01-17 10:33:10

Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR´s Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. These eye conditions include glaucoma, as well as the progressive thinning of the cornea, which may eventually lead to a need for corneal transplantation. The authors jointly led a multi-centre study involving 55 hospitals and research centres around the world. They performed a...

2013-01-07 08:30:42

MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a disease that is ruining the vision of over a hundred thousand young people in the U.S. who go undiagnosed and untreated. Most don't even know its name. It's called keratoconus and it causes worsening visual blurring and astigmatism. An FDA-monitored clinical trial, http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01325298, now in its second year under the direction of Robert L. Epstein, MD at the Mercy Center for Corrective Eye Surgery in McHenry,...

Damaged Eyes May Regain Their Sight Through New Technique To Deliver Stem Cell Therapy
2012-12-06 09:28:04

University of Sheffield In research published in the journal Acta Biomaterialia, researchers from the University of Sheffield describe a new method for producing membranes to help in the grafting of stem cells onto the eye, mimicking structural features of the eye itself. The technology has been designed to treat damage to the cornea, the transparent layer on the front of the eye, which is one of the major causes of blindness in the world. Using a combination of techniques known as...

2012-11-12 16:23:03

DENVER, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pictures taken by once-blind cornea transplant recipients make up a new art exhibit that's scheduled to open November 16, 2012 in Denver. The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank asked cornea transplant recipients to participate in its Circle of Light Photo Project by taking and submitting pictures of what they're grateful to see with restored vision. Many of the photos collected will be exhibited at Artwork Network, located at 878 Santa Fe...