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2011-07-13 06:45:00

ATLANTA, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Denise Filmore has received the life-changing gift of clear and comfortable vision thanks to the Sharing Vision Grant Program(TM) sponsored by SynergEyes, Inc. and Dr. David Sweeney at Insight Your Vision Source. This program was created to bring the new, technologically advanced ClearKone® hybrid contact lens to irregular cornea patients who may otherwise not have access. About 1 in 1000 people have irregular cornea...

2011-07-09 00:00:31

Dr. David J. Schanzlin, a leader in the refractive surgery field, notices a rise in the number of women and men in San Diego interested in LASIK eye surgery. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Leading refractive surgeon and researcher Dr. David Schanzlin at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center (http://www.shileyeyelasik.com) has observed an increase in the number of women and men choosing LASIK eye surgery in San Diego. This popular procedure can correct some of the most common refractive...

2011-06-06 17:25:00

June 11th benefit to support the Keratoconus Genetic Research Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eye Defects Research Foundation/- "Vision in Venice" will be hosted by The G2 Gallery and will feature 11 year old prodigy, Benjamin Krasner in a rare concert performance. Founder of the Eye Defects Research Foundation, and Director of Ophthalmology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D. will...

2011-04-14 15:46:46

A University of Granada research group composed of professors Antonio Campos and Miguel Alaminos (histologists), María del Mar P©rez, Ana Ionescu and Juan de la Cruz Cardona (opticians) and the ophthalmologist Miguel González Andrades, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, have made the first bioartificial organ in Spain. Researchers extracted pig corneal cells and replaced them with human stem cells. This method, known as decellularization and recellulation,...

2011-04-06 23:07:57

Developmental processes are increasingly well-characterized at the molecular and cell biological levels, but how more complex tissues and organs involving the coordinated action of multiple cell types in three dimensions is achieved remains something of a black box. One question of particular interest and importance is whether signaling interactions between neighboring tissues are essential to guiding organogenesis, or whether these can arise autonomously from developmental routines inherent...

2011-03-31 04:35:01

Singapore, Mar 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At The Eye & Cornea Transplant Centre (TECTC), a subsidiary of Singapore Medical Group, a 39 year-old Taiwanese patient suffering from severe blinding conditions was the first person in Singapore to undergo a complex surgery involving a Boston Keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) surgery together with ocular surface reconstruction with an amniotic membrane. This involved the reconstruction of the entire eye surface and replacement of the diseased...

2011-03-29 06:40:00

MCHENRY, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A potentially blinding disease called keratoconus may now be stopped and even reversed with a new process applying vitamin B2 eye drops and low-dose ultraviolet light to the diseased eye. The first FDA-monitored clinical trial in Illinois of what is called "corneal collagen cross linking" has begun and is enrolling under the direction of Robert L. Epstein, MD at the McHenry and Niles offices of Mercy Health System. People afflicted with...

2011-03-07 00:00:28

For patients with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities, a local eye care center offers a promising new contact lens for improved vision and comfort. Monroe Township, NJ (PRWEB) March 5, 2011 A local ophthalmology and optometry practice has become one of the first in the area to offer an innovative new treatment for keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Outlook EyeCare (http://www.outlookeyecare.com), a New Jersey LASIK...

2011-02-03 08:40:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New surgical strategies use a single donor cornea to help two patients with different cornea diseases. The new approach restored good vision to patients who had Fuchs' dystrophy (degeneration of certain corneal cells) and keratoconus (thin, cone-shaped cornea), and also addressed the supply and demand problem for corneas in the U.S. Advanced keratoconus is often treated with a surgery called deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Fuchs' dystrophy and similar...

2011-02-01 21:44:45

New surgical approach may help meet demand for donor corneas German researcher Claus Cursiefen, MD, also affiliated with Harvard School of Medicine, reports good results with a new surgical strategy that uses a single donor cornea to help two patients with differing corneal diseases. In the United States keeping pace with demand for donated corneal tissue for use in transplant surgery is a cause for concern, while in Europe and Asia shortages lead to treatment delays. Dr. Cursiefen's new...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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