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2011-01-25 15:54:52

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses. The method may also have applications for bacterial infections associated with severe burns and cystic fibrosis. The results were published online January 18 in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. "Infections by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause severe scarring and vision...

2011-01-18 05:13:00

GLASGOW, Scotland, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optometry and Dispensing Optician students at Glasgow Caledonian University received a massive boost becoming the first in Scotland to benefit from state of the art eye diagnostic technology following a donation from Optical Express. The Oculus Pentacam which offers a precise analysis of the eye was given to the University Eye Clinic by Optical Express, Europe's largest provider of laser eye surgery, reinforcing its support to the...

2011-01-10 00:00:51

Eye bank's revised site features transplant information, personal stories, giving opportunities and donor registration. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 8, 2011 Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, the eye bank that coordinates corneal transplants for Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Southeast Pennsylvania, announced today the relaunch of its website, http://www.lebdv.org, following an extensive redesign by the Newark, Delaware-based firm Tipton Communications. The redesigned site features...

2010-10-21 10:27:00

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What if the blind could suddenly see? A unique art exhibit featuring photographs taken by people who were once blind but can now see because of a corneal transplant opens in Denver with a special preview on November 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Network Gallery, located at 878 Santa Fe Drive. The exhibit will remain at Artwork Network through Thanksgiving. It will then travel to driver's license offices, shopping malls and libraries throughout...

2010-09-24 07:15:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., the developer of ClearKone(R), the FDA-cleared hybrid contact lens specifically designed to treat keratoconus, has launched a new educational website, http://www.treatkeratoconus.com, for patients seeking information and treatment options for the eye disease keratoconus. Keratoconus is a debilitating eye condition in which the cornea thins and becomes cone-shaped and irregular rather than spherical like a normal cornea and can...

2010-09-21 11:05:53

The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, with Principal Investigator, Peter S. Hersh M.D., is conducting a research study to study the safety and effectiveness of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using Riboflavin/Dextran and Hypotonic Riboflavin in patients with progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia. Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea, the clear front lens of the eye (like the crystal on a watch), that occurs in the overall population at a rate of about one in 2000. It usually begins...

2010-09-16 11:40:00

TEANECK, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, with Principal Investigator, Peter S. Hersh M.D., is conducting a research study to study the safety and effectiveness of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using Riboflavin/Dextran and Hypotonic Riboflavin in patients with progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia. Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea, the clear front lens of the eye (like the crystal on a watch), that occurs in the overall population at a...

2010-08-31 07:23:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyegenix(TM), the ophthalmic division of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. (CBI), announced today that the results of a pilot clinical trial using a synthetic cornea for which Eyegenix(TM) holds the exclusive global license for transplantation were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science Translational Medicine (Volume 2, Issue 46, August, 25, 2010). The publication reported two year results of a clinical trial that transplanted bioengineered corneas...

2010-08-26 12:51:39

FibroGen, Inc., today announced results of a 2-year clinical study demonstrating that surgical implantation of biosynthetic corneas formulated with the company's proprietary recombinant human type III collagen (rhCIII) restored vision and promoted nerve regeneration (restoring sensitivity) in patients who had corneal damage and significant vision loss. The results of this phase 1, investigator-sponsored study were published today in Science Translational Medicine.1 Corneal damage and disease...

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2010-08-26 06:50:00

A new study from researchers in Canada and Sweden has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans. The results, from an early phase clinical trial with 10 patients, were published in the August 25th, 2010 issue of Science Translational Medicine. "This study is important because it is the first to show that an artificially fabricated cornea can integrate with the human eye and stimulate regeneration," said senior author Dr. May...


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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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