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New Layer Of Cornea Discovered
2013-06-12 08:26:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye, has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. This new layer, called the Dua´s Layer after Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it, could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants. "This is a major discovery that will mean that ophthalmology textbooks will...

2013-06-03 16:24:05

Dr. Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD of Beverly Hills, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130603/DC24844) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access...

2013-05-18 23:03:44

Theodore Perl, M.D. of Corneal Associates of New Jersey discussed Lipiflow for Evaporative Dry Eye Disease. Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 Corneal Associates of New Jersey, a practice specializing in LASIK laser vision correction, cornea, cataract surgery and dry eye disease has announced that it is the one of the first practices in New Jersey to introduce a revolutionary new treatment for patients who suffer from evaporative dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is one of the most common...

2013-03-09 23:00:49

The goal of the "Cornea Preservation Time Study" is to guarantee donor supply meets future demand by widening the cornea transplant window. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 Center For Sight ophthalmologist William Lahners, M.D., has been selected to participate in the national “Cornea Preservation Time Study” to determine if corneas transplanted up to two weeks after donation work as well as corneas transplanted up to one week after donation. About 40 clinical sites around...

2013-02-17 23:01:43

Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute announces surgical options to correct vision problems for patients diagnosed with astigmatism. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 On February 13th, Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute announced options for correcting vision problems for patients diagnosed with Astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive eye condition that results in blurred vision caused by irregularities in the shape of the eye. In his...

2013-01-17 10:33:10

Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR´s Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. These eye conditions include glaucoma, as well as the progressive thinning of the cornea, which may eventually lead to a need for corneal transplantation. The authors jointly led a multi-centre study involving 55 hospitals and research centres around the world. They performed a...

2013-01-07 08:30:42

MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a disease that is ruining the vision of over a hundred thousand young people in the U.S. who go undiagnosed and untreated. Most don't even know its name. It's called keratoconus and it causes worsening visual blurring and astigmatism. An FDA-monitored clinical trial, http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01325298, now in its second year under the direction of Robert L. Epstein, MD at the Mercy Center for Corrective Eye Surgery in McHenry,...

2012-12-05 12:25:05

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays should be a time for joy and celebration but too often families end up spending time in the emergency room or urgent care with eye injuries. This year, the US Customs and Border has blocked 2,000,000 toys from entering in the U.S. About 11,000 toy related eye injuries occur each year and 13 deaths occurred in 2011 from toys. Most of these are in children younger than the age of 15. The majority of these do not cause serious harm, but...

2012-10-25 15:24:38

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year when many teens and adults are beginning their search for the perfect Halloween costume and are now looking to complement their attire with nonprescription decorative contact lenses. "These lenses are becoming increasingly popular and should not just be viewed as a fashion accessory," said Dr. Sandy T. Feldman of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center. "If you are not being responsible while wearing these non prescriptive...

2012-10-24 15:25:50

CLEVELAND, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective November 5, 2012, Cleveland Eye Clinic doctors will assume care for Jacobs Eye Center patients. "Dr. Jacobs has been a well-respected friend and colleague of ours for many years. And, there is no doubt that she will be missed by her friends and by the Avon community at large," said Dr. William Wiley, Medical Director of the Cleveland Eye Clinic. K. Ann Jacobs, MD has decided after twenty-six years in Avon to return home to West Virginia...