Latest Cornea Stories

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...

2012-07-24 23:01:38

In the continued expansion of their 50th anniversary on Long Island, the physicians and staff of North Shore Eye Care are proud to welcome the most recent addition to their medical staff, Faye Knoll, MD, a cornea and external disease specialist from the renowned New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 July 24, 2012 — SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND“¦In the continued expansion of their 50th anniversary on Long Island, the physicians and staff of North...

2012-06-15 23:03:20

International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center is one of only a few clinics in the state of Texas certified to perform Keratoconus treatments, an important first step in preventing a potentially debilitating eye disease. College Station, TX (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center provides residents of College Station and Houston with advanced ocular care. The clinic was instrumental in getting LASIK surgery approved in the United States and is one of the...

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....

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