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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...

2013-10-03 23:02:09

Turner Eye Institute is the First in San Leandro Bay Area to Offer the ORA System® with VerifEye™ for LASIK-Like Cataract Surgery Results; ORA-Guided Cataract Surgery is a ‘Truly Remarkable’ Advancement Now Available to Local Patients San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Dr. Chirag Patel of the Turner Eye Institute is the first in Bay Area to offer a breakthrough cataract surgery technology that provides LASIK-like visual quality to area patients. The ORA System with...

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:...

2013-07-31 23:31:10

On July 12, 2013, William Freely and his attorneys, The Law office of Todd J. Krouner, filed a complaint against Eric D. Donnernfeld, M.D. and Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, for the negligent performance of LASIK surgery. The complaint contends that Dr. Donnenfeld’s negligence in performing contraindicated surgery on Mr. Freely rendered him with a permanent visual disability. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 William Freely v. Eric D. Donnernfeld, M.D. and Ophthalmic Consultants of Long...

2013-06-24 12:26:18

Important Tips for Eyelash and Optical Safety SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While women have long been enhancing their eyelashes since the days before Cleopatra, this practice has grown in popularity in recent years, with singers such as Adele, Rihanna, and Katy Perry sporting longer lashes to enhance their appearance. While more and more people are catching on to this latest trend, many consumers may not be aware of the risks that eyelash extensions can pose not only to...