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2014-09-30 08:33:35

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While drinking too much alcohol is known to cause vision impairment, studies have shown that drinking red wine can have a positive effect on one's vision by helping to prevent eyesight from deteriorating. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that resveratrol, a common substance typically found in high levels in grape skins (and therefore red wine), can stop the growth of harmful blood vessels and protect the...

2014-08-14 08:29:23

Additional funding is needed to further this important research. NORTH YORK, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder in which the cornea thins out and changes shape, becoming more conical than normal. This disease, usually diagnosed in adolescents, can cause vision distortion and sensitivity to light, affecting a person's ability to drive a car or read. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136171 Photo -...

2014-07-25 23:02:56

Eye & Vision, a leading optometry and ophthalmology group of eye doctors in Richardson, Texas is announcing ten years of operations in North Texas by expanding their specialty eye and vision care clinics and opening a first of a kind comprehensive visual electro physiology clinic in Richardson. Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Eye & Vision has announced the celebration of ten years of operations at their office location by expanding a new specialized ocular and vision...

2014-06-10 23:16:31

Dr. Farooq Ashraf, a leading LASIK surgeon with offices in Atlanta, GA and Dubai, UAE, recently introduced the LASIK XTRA® procedure to patients in his international clinic. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Board-certified LASIK surgeon and ophthalmologist Dr. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS, has introduced the latest advanced LASIK procedure in his international clinic located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Called LASIK XTRA®, the procedure is an additional eye treatment to...

2014-02-24 23:01:45

Avellino Lab USA’s genetic test makes LASIK safer for the 350,000 patients who undergo the procedure each year. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Turner Eye Institute, a leading-edge, full-service eye care facility, recently announced its partnership with Avellino Lab USA, developer of the only commercial genetic test available worldwide for Avellino Corneal Dystrophy (ACD), a disease that can eventually lead to complete loss of vision. Turner Eye Institute has been dedicated...

2013-12-30 12:21:55

The Connection Between Mind, Body, and Vision SAN DIEGO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than four decades, experts have explored the relationship between hearing and vision as these two functions relate to speech, and whether or not vision plays a role in the understanding of language. In fact, several studies have shown that there is a distinct connection between vision and other parts and functions of the body such as hearing and mental health. "While many people may feel...

2013-12-04 23:21:43

Kirkland and Seattle area clinic offers new revolutionary LipiFlow technology from TearScience to identify and address the primary root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye Disease. Seattle and Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Specialty Eyecare Group today announced the treatment availability of LipiFlow®, a breakthrough treatment for Evaporative Dry Eye Disease from TearScience. Headquartered in Morrisville, NC, TearScience’s innovative technology assesses and treats the root cause...

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...

2013-11-14 23:30:30

The Atlanta Vision Clinic, a LASIK surgery clinic in Dubai, received the new Avedro KXL system to perform cross-linking procedures on current and former LASIK patients to treat corneal ectasia. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 On October 24, 2013 the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai received the Avendro KXL system to perform LASIK Xtra ® and cross-linking surgical procedures. The equipment was installed and operational within a week of arrival. The clinic had...


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