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2014-02-05 23:31:35

NIDEK, a global leader in diagnostic and laser instrumentation for the eye care industry, announced today that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510K Clearance for its revolutionary new CEM-530 Specular Microscope. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 NIDEK, a global leader in diagnostic and laser instrumentation for the eye care industry, announced today that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510K Clearance for its’...

2013-05-08 17:51:26

The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. Roberto Pineda II, M.D., Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, recently performed the groundbreaking transplant. Dr. Pineda performed the surgery utilizing donor endothelial tissue that was prepared and pre-loaded into EndoGlide...

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,...

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...

2011-02-03 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...

2011-01-31 10:58:00

BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists have found that free radicals (unstable molecules that cause the death of cells as the body ages) may also cause the damage in the eyes of patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a hereditary disease that is one of the most common reasons for corneal transplants worldwide. The finding, published in the November 2010 American Journal of Pathology, holds promise for early and preventative treatments for this disease, which...

2010-08-26 14:02:01

University of Oregon's researcher says a genetic variation heightens risk of disease development A 13-member research team led by University of Oregon scientist Dr. Albert O. Edwards has found a gene likely responsible for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, an inheritable genetic disorder and leading cause of corneal transplant operations. Edwards performed a genome-wide analysis comparing patients with and without typical age-related Fuchs, finding an alteration in the transcription-factor-4 gene...

2010-03-01 10:18:48

Initially high cell loss in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty tapers quickly One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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