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2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that nearly 188 million Americans suffer from vision impairments such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As patients return to work and school, Chester County Eye Care Associates is helping patients correct their vision impairments and prepare for fall with the range of eye care procedures they offer, including complete eye exams to screen for other common afflictions of the eye such as glaucoma,...

2010-10-18 12:29:01

Oct. 17 AAO-MEACO Joint Meeting 2010 scientific program highlights Data on glaucoma risk in people with migraine and on innovative uses of mobile, digital technology are featured in today's Scientific Program, to be presented at the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting. The AAO-MEACO meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. It is the largest, most comprehensive ophthalmic...

2010-10-18 12:14:44

Oct. 17 scientific program highlights, AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degeneration, and preventing blindness in people with diabetes. The Joint Meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest,...

2010-10-12 14:01:16

The number of Medicare recipients undergoing treatment for retinal conditions nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, with significant shifts in the types of procedures most commonly performed, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Retinal disease is highly prevalent among older individuals, and both age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy account for more than half the irreversible blindness in older...

2010-09-20 22:36:54

St. Jude research results help build a foundation for the next generation of therapies using cell-replacement strategies to restore vision lost to the retinal degeneration associated with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration New research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators adds to evidence that the Six3 gene functions like a doorman in the developing brain and visual system, safeguarding the future retina by keeping the region where the...

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2010-09-13 09:40:00

International pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will team up with University College London (UCL) with the hopes of using stem cells to develop medicine that will help repair the eyesight of those suffering from diabetic retinopathy (DR), the firm announced in a Monday press release. As part of the agreement, the London-based biologics corporation will team with researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology over the next three years. Together, they will work to "identify new therapeutic...

2010-08-18 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced the receipt of issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,771,417, titled "Laser System with Short Pulse Characteristics And Its Method Of Use." This patent applies to the company's MicroPulse(TM) technology which provides the ophthalmologist with fine dose control of laser energy during eye surgery. Ophthalmologists are using MicroPulse technology to treat patients suffering from diabetic...

2010-08-10 23:25:03

Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults with diabetes over the age of 40 are estimated to have diabetic retinopathy, with about 4 percent of this population having vision-threatening retinopathy, according to a study in the August 11 issue of JAMA. Diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes mellitus) is the leading cause of new cases of legal blindness among adults 20 to 74 years of age in the United States. Diabetes-related blindness costs the United States...

2010-07-21 22:46:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMPE) today announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial of Optina(TM) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema, an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic macular edema is responsible for most vision loss in patients with diabetes mellitus. Ampio Pharmaceuticals has completed a formal agreement with St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada as a final step for...


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