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2012-06-14 11:06:30

New method reported in the American Journal of Pathology Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. However, efforts to treat disorders of the corneal endothelium, a single cell layer on the inner surface of the cornea, with regenerative techniques have been less effective. Now, a group of scientists has developed a method...

2012-06-12 14:15:21

Over 45,000 corneal transplant eye surgeries are performed in the US every year. On June 12, 2012, in an effort to standardize this complex procedure, two video articles describing pre-surgical preparation of corneal tissue were published in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. These articles are authored by groups of scientists from Italy and the United States. By utilizing the JoVE's unique visual format the authors of the studies hope to standardize the pre-surgical techniques,...

Stem Cell Operation Attempts To Heal Corneal Blindness
2012-05-22 04:38:08

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Scottish specialists were recently able to transplant stem cells into the eyes of two corneal blindness patients in an attempt to restore their sight. Doctors will be able to know the effects of the procedure within a few months. It is thought to be the first treatment of its kind in the United Kingdom. The operation, corneal epithelial stem cell transplantation, is part of a new group of regenerative therapies. Stem cells are grown from deceased donors and...

Women Have Bigger Pupils Than Men
2012-04-26 10:23:25

From an anatomical point of view, a normal, non-pathological eye is known as an emmetropic eye, and has been studied very little until now in comparison with myopic and hypermetropic eyes. The results show that healthy emmetropic women have a wider pupil diameter than men. SINC Normal, non-pathological emmetropic eyes are the most common type amongst the population (43.2%), with a percentage that swings between 60.6% in children from three to eight years and 29% in those older than 66....

2012-04-10 23:01:21

Physicians look for a series of symptoms for dry eyes, not an exact cause or condition, says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 In a recent interview, Mrs. Kleyne discussed the latest attempts to define "dry eyes," "dry eye syndrome" and "dry eye disease." According to Mrs. Kleyne, the only agreement is that dry eyes involve a loss of water in the tear film's "aqueous layer," due either to excessive evaporation or to poor tear production....

2012-04-10 23:01:09

Lasik vision specialist, Dr. Rajesh Khanna M.D., makes an innovative new discovery for patients suffering from Keratoconus. Keratoconus, a common eye disease can be painful and can even cause blindness. Where there was once no hope for people suffering from Keratoconus, now with they have options, including, the intact ring segment implant and the corneal transplant. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 Keratoconus is an eye disease that affects approximately one person in 1,000 and can...

2012-04-10 09:13:11

National multi-center study suggests monitoring is necessary for early intervention A national consortium of researchers has published new findings that could change the standard of practice for those treating Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a disease characterized by cornea swelling that can eventually lead to the need for corneal transplantation. The Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy Genetics Multi-Center Study Group, led by co-principal investigators Jonathan Lass, MD,...

2012-03-12 10:00:00

With Dry Eye Increasing Worldwide, says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder, Public Must Be Better Informed about the Tear Film's Importance in Dry Eye Prevention. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 Water and Health Advocate Sharon Kleyne today announced a renewed effort to improve public education about the importance and proper care of the tear film as a first step in preventing dry eye syndrome, which is becoming a serious global epidemic. Mrs. Kleyne is founder of Bio-Logic Aqua...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.