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2011-04-20 15:01:23

Prospects for recovery of lost vision have brightened with the release of new scientific findings showing that the use of gentle near infra-red light can reverse damage caused by exposure to bright light, up to a month after treatment. The Vision Centre's Dr Krisztina Valter and doctoral researcher Rizalyn Albarracin have successfully demonstrated recovery of vision cells in the retina following near infra-red treatment applied after damage was sustained. Their advance has raised hopes for...

2011-04-13 05:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richmond surgeon, Dr. Stewart O'Keefe, was recently elected as president of the Central Virginia Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Board of Directors. As a Retina Surgeon at Retina Institute of Virginia (RIV) and Stony Point Surgery Center, Dr. O'Keefe performs over 500 surgeries each year, many for complications of diabetes such as diabetic macular edema. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has over 100 chapters worldwide,...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center is announcing a new Flagship Center to support the eye care needs of Arizona. The ophthalmologists and eye surgeons say the new center is located in Mesa, AZ, and is the most forward thinking eye care center in the state. Mesa, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 The eye surgeons and ophthalmologists at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center (BDP) are announcing the opening of a new Flagship Center for eye care in Mesa, AZ. The doctors say their eye centers remain...

2011-04-08 08:44:00

In the news release, Regeneron and Bayer Announce Start of Phase 3 Clinical Program in Diabetic Macular Edema, issued April 8, 2011 by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the seventh paragraph, second sentence, should read "In Europe, about 8% of the population is affected by diabetes" rather than "In Europe, about 8% of the population is affected by DME" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release...

2011-04-08 01:30:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that they have initiated the first of two Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of VEGF Trap-Eye (aflibercept ophthalmic solution), an investigational new agent for the treatment of certain eye diseases, in the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). The companies are extending their development program for VEGF Trap-Eye in...

2011-04-07 11:06:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Women are more susceptible to developing eye conditions than men. According to Women's Eye Health, two-thirds of blind and visually-impaired people are women. During the month of April, Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates is especially encouraging women to get an eye examination to help preserve their vision. "Three of four people who are blind or visually-impaired have a condition that is preventable or curable," said Dr. Mark Lynn, an...

2011-04-07 10:54:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Women are more susceptible to developing eye conditions than men. According to Women's Eye Health, two-thirds of blind and visually-impaired people are women. During the month of April, Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates is especially encouraging women to get an eye examination to help preserve their vision. "Three of four people who are blind or visually-impaired have a condition that is preventable or curable," said Dr. Mark Lynn, an...

2011-03-24 15:30:00

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is now offering Blue View Vision(SM), an affordable and flexible vision plan that provides access to more than 125 network providers across the state, and more than 50,000 providers and provider locations nationwide. The Blue View Vision(SM) network includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. In addition to private practitioners, Blue View Vision(SM)'s broad national network...

2011-03-22 14:18:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr....

2011-03-22 14:07:00

NASHVILLE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr. Mark...