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Latest Corneal transplantation Stories

2014-02-22 23:03:07

Bones, skin and corneas enhance thousands of lives in New Jersey. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, today announced that 2013 marked the highest year in tissue recovery in the organization’s history. Last year, many more New Jerseyans benefited through the generous donation of bone, skin and corneas, marking a...

2014-01-13 20:21:32

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,228 life-saving organs from 447 generous individuals in 2013--the highest number of organ donors ever...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...

2013-11-27 15:43:35

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. The results were published online in Ophthalmology on Nov. 15, and presented on...

2013-11-26 23:01:20

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Ten years after a transplant, a...

Study Finds Donor Age Not A Factor In Most Corneal Transplants
2013-11-15 14:02:15

NIH/National Eye Institute Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Corneas from donors over age 71 perform slightly less well, but still remain healthy for the majority of transplant recipients after 10 years, the study found. The Cornea Donor Study, funded by NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI), found that 10-year success rates...

2013-10-08 12:28:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corneal transplants performed in the United States this year will result in nearly $6 billion in total net benefits over the lifetime of the recipients, according to a six-month study undertaken by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). The study compared the medical cost of transplant procedures to the direct and indirect lifetime costs of the alternative -- living with blindness or severe vision impairment. With a corneal transplant,...

2013-10-02 08:30:26

Wearing these popular accessories can cause serious eye injuries and lead to permanent vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across the country start shopping for their perfect Halloween costume and are tempted to complete their look with costume contact lenses bought without a prescription, ophthalmologists - medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions - are warning consumers that doing so can lead...

2013-09-16 12:28:29

San Leandro, California Ophthalmologist One of Few Doctors Offering Treatment in Clinical Trials SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An exciting new treatment option for patients suffering from Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia is in U.S. Clinical trials right now. Corneal Cross-linking is a non-invasive treatment that has the potential to halt the progression of Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia, possibly saving patients from the need for corneal transplant. (Photo:...

2013-08-16 23:03:22

Abington Health is a partner in The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Donate Life Hospital Campaign. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Sponsored by HAP, the campaign brings together state partners, local and regional organ, eye and tissue donation organizations, and hospitals throughout the state to educate employees and their communities about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. This dynamic collaboration runs through August 2013. Abington...