Latest keratoconus Stories

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...

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...

2013-05-18 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...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.