Latest Cornea Stories

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...

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...

Diseases Could Result From Aggregation Of Proteins In Cells
2012-10-15 13:07:50

Changes in the structure of proteins can lead to various diseases, such as Alzheimer´s, type 2 diabetes and corneal dystrophy. A research team from Aarhus University has now discovered how a particular protein can damage cells. These results may lead to the development of drugs to treat corneal dystrophy in the future. Many diseases are caused by proteins losing their natural three-dimensional structure and thus their function. In most cases, the damaged proteins are degraded by...

Artificial Corneas Could One Day Give Sight To Blind
2012-10-04 16:37:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Artificial corneas may be one way of fighting off blindness caused by corneal diseases in the future, according to new research. Cornea transplant is the choice for a number of patients, but in many cases it is not possible because donor corneas are often hard to come by. Also, a sub-group of patients do not tolerate transplanted corneas. According to the Fraunhofer, Europe´s largest application-oriented research...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.