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2010-06-01 08:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lafe Thompson, an Ohio based iron worker, had all but given up hope that the life that he knew would ever be the same. Diagnosed with Keratoconus, a devastating degenerative eye disease that weakens the cornea, Thompson underwent traditional surgeries to correct the problem, only to find his vision continuing to fail. Unable to drive or perform ordinary tasks, Lafe eventually lost his job in ironwork along with his ability to support his family....

2010-04-06 21:41:00

LOS ANGELES, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- It was an amazing triumph of the will, when the U.S. Bobsled Team, led by captain Steve Holcomb, took home the first Gold in 62 years at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. An amazing feat, yet only the tip of the iceberg, for 2 years prior Holcomb underwent a brand new procedure to cure his impending blindness. This revolutionary treatment, the C3-R, invented by Beverly Hills based Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute,...

2010-03-01 10:18:48

Initially high cell loss in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty tapers quickly One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the...

2010-03-01 05:30:00

MONROVIA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA) a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, including the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), today congratulated Steve Holcomb for leading the United States Bobsled team on Saturday evening to its first gold medal win in 62 years. In 2008, Holcomb, who was extremely nearsighted and suffered from the degenerative eye condition keratoconus, had a STAAR...

2010-02-22 16:28:26

Initially high cell loss in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty tapers quickly One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the...

2010-02-18 18:06:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, U.S. bobsled Capt. Steve Holcomb may do more than just bring home gold at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. The story of how Holcomb went from going blind due to a degenerative eye condition called Keratoconus to having his vision restored with a breakthrough new medical procedure called C3-R is raising global awareness of the C3-R treatment. (Photo:...

2009-12-21 07:40:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CONNECT(R), one of the nation's most successful organizations dedicated to creating and sustaining the growth of innovative technology and life science businesses, announced SynergEyes, Inc., the high Dk hybrid contact lens manufacturer, as the winner of its 22nd annual Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award for 2009. SynergEyes won the award in the medical products category for ClearKone(TM), its patent-pending advanced hybrid contact lens design...

2009-12-02 18:28:53

A novel scleral lens developed in Boston proves clinically beneficial in patients who have failed conventional therapies Joseph Balboni loves sports. An avid tennis player and golfer, as well as baseball fan, the 46-year-old insurance agent became increasingly frustrated over time as his eyesight dimmed due to keratoconus, a degenerative eye disorder. Unable to return the tennis ball or see the pitch at Red Sox games, he faced the prospect of a corneal transplant to restore his vision and eye...

2009-11-18 23:00:00

-Deal provides base of operations for Menicon's expansion in U.K.- NAGOYA, Japan, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Menicon Co., Ltd. (Menicon) and David Thomas Contact Lenses Ltd. (DTCL) announced on November 19 that the two companies reached agreement on November 16, 2009 for Menicon to acquire 100% of the ownership of DTCL. The acquisition of DTCL will enable Menicon to build on DTCL's successful business in the U.K. and abroad. Menicon has an important presence in the European rigid gas...

2009-10-21 07:15:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CONNECT(R), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining the growth of innovative technology and life science businesses in San Diego, announced SynergEyes, Inc., the high Dk hybrid contact lens manufacturer, as a finalist for its 22nd annual Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award. SynergEyes was announced as a finalist for ClearKone(TM), its patent-pending advanced hybrid contact lens design for keratoconus patients....


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