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2013-07-30 23:04:02

InnFocus, Inc. announced that it received authorization from the FDA to begin the Phase I trial of the InnFocus MicroShunt™ to treat open angle glaucoma and received major financing from HOYA Group. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The trial will be the first to use trabeculectomy with Mitomycin C as a study control. Quoting InnFocus President, Dr. Leonard Pinchuk, “We believe that the excellent clinical results achieved by the InnFocus MicroShunt in earlier clinical evaluations...

2013-06-14 23:20:57

Houston Cataract Surgeon Mary Green, M.D., PhD, implements iStent® for OAG into Eye Excellence. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 When it comes to eye care, technology has always played a key role. In the past ten years, cataract surgery has advanced tremendously with developments like the premium intraocular lens implant, which has helped many patients reduce the need for glasses after undergoing cataract surgery.    Dr. Mary Green, M.D., PhD of Eye Excellence, a...

2013-02-06 23:03:46

BiCOM Inc., featured its latest through the eyelid glaucoma testing DIATON tonometer technology at Arab Health 2013 in Dubai. Handheld, pen-like tonometer allows to measure intraocular pressure IOP without contact with eye ball, eliminating virus and infection and is independent of biomechanical properties of the cornea or contact lenses. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Quick and painless glaucoma diagnostic DIATON tonometer http://www.TonometerDiaton.com received a...

2013-01-25 23:01:50

The Boston Eye Group announced today it has implanted the first device allowing remote intraocular pressure monitoring in patients with Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Brookline, MA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Glaucoma is characterized by slow, painless loss of vision due to optic nerve damage mostly related to an elevated eye pressure. Until now, doctors have relied on in-office methods to measure the eye pressure.This requires a visit to...

Glaucoma Research Points To Potential Early Indicator
2013-01-02 13:21:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early sign that a person may have an increased risk of glaucoma. Researchers wrote in the journal Ophthalmology that they found that patients who have abnormally narrow retinal arteries are more likely to develop glaucoma 10 years down the road. The research could eventually provide ophthalmologists with a new tool to identify and treat those...

2012-10-01 20:18:33

Study in October's Ophthalmology journal may lead to preventive treatment for groups at risk for glaucoma People who take statins to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease are less likely to be diagnosed with the most common form of glaucoma, according to a nationwide study of more than 300,000 patients. A University of Michigan School of Medicine research team, directed by Joshua Stein, MD, MS, found that the risk for glaucoma was reduced by eight percent in patients who took statins...

2012-09-24 23:00:19

A new study shows promising results for those suffering from glaucoma. Anthony Economou, a glaucoma specialist, is excited about the news the study brings. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 A new study brings good news for glaucoma patients. Continuous intraocular pressure measurement with a contact lens senor was deemed safe and tolerable with repeated use. Though mild adverse effects were common, researchers still believe the study is a positive for those who suffer from the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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