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2012-01-20 11:00:00

Laurie Barber, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas talks with Sharon Kleyne about Dry Eye, Menopause, Dry skin, dry mouth and global warming. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, recently interviewed Laurie Barber, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas and a leading authority on dry eye syndrome. The interview may be heard on-demand on World Talk...

2011-12-13 11:27:31

Gene found in humans and mice that protects transparency of cornea, may lead to new therapy A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood vessels and can cause blindness. A new Northwestern Medicine study has identified a gene that plays a major role in maintaining clarity of the cornea in humans and mice -- and...

2011-12-02 23:00:00

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Center, Discusses How to Prevent Surferâs Eye. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Bio Logic Aqua Research Center announces new discoveries about Surferâs Eye or Pterygium. Pterygium is to of surfing what tennis elbow is to tennis. In short, you donât want any part of it and a wise surfer will do whatever it takes to avoid it. If you are a surfer who experiences frequent eye discomfort, and who...

2011-11-24 08:00:00

Following the October 2011 publication of WHO figures revealing the high levels of avoidable visual impairment, one of the UK's leading eye care experts is driving home the message about how important it is to get regular eye check-ups, reminding the UK public that in many cases, these check-ups are completely free. (PRWEB) November 24, 2011 In the wake of World Health Organisation estimates that more than 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, and that of those people, 39...

2011-11-11 16:10:00

Some of the Midwestâs best eye care professionals will shed light on a rare and mysterious eye disorder called keratoconus on Sunday, November 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Conference Center, 525 S. State Street in Chicago. The free seminar is presented by the National Keratoconus Foundation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Some of the Midwestâs best eye care professionals will shed light on a rare and mysterious eye disorder called...

2011-11-09 12:00:00

DENVER, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pictures taken by once-blind cornea transplant recipients serve as inspiration for new works of art created by local artists in a new exhibit opening November 18, 2011, in Denver. The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank first asked cornea transplant recipients to go out in the world and take photos of the things they most appreciate seeing with their restored sight. It then invited Colorado artists to select a photograph and create new art pieces...

Image 1 - Viruses Turned Into Molecular Legos
2011-10-20 04:45:47

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have turned a benign virus into an engineering tool for assembling structures that mimic collagen, one of the most important structural proteins in nature. The process they developed could eventually be used to manufacture materials with tunable optical, biomedical and mechanical properties. The researchers, led by Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley associate professor of bioengineering and faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National...

2011-09-28 11:32:43

Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new drug for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) – sometimes called "pink eye" – a highly infectious eye disease that may occur in 15 million to 20 million people annually in the United States alone. Their report describing an innovative new "molecular wipe" that sweeps up viruses responsible for EKC appears in ACS's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Ulf Ellervik and colleagues note that there is no approved treatment for EKC,...

2011-08-22 09:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it has expanded its Healon® family of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) with the European CE Mark of Healon EndoCoat OVD. The clear, viscous, low molecular weight dispersive OVD is intended for use as a surgical aid in cataract extraction, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, corneal transplantation, and glaucoma filtration surgery. Healon EndoCoat OVD's formula protects and...

2011-07-25 12:59:00

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned Beverly Hills ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler performed his revolutionary non-invasive Holcomb C3-R® procedure on John Allen, a 31-year old from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Born partially deaf and with Down syndrome, Allen's vision was failing due to the degenerative eye disease Keratoconus. Though surgical options do exist to correct the disorder, surgeons had been reluctant to operate on Allen due to his pre-existing...