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2013-05-08 17:51:26

The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. Roberto Pineda II, M.D., Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, recently performed the groundbreaking transplant. Dr. Pineda performed the surgery utilizing donor endothelial tissue that was prepared and pre-loaded into EndoGlide...

Artificial Corneas Could One Day Give Sight To Blind
2012-10-04 16:37:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Artificial corneas may be one way of fighting off blindness caused by corneal diseases in the future, according to new research. Cornea transplant is the choice for a number of patients, but in many cases it is not possible because donor corneas are often hard to come by. Also, a sub-group of patients do not tolerate transplanted corneas. According to the Fraunhofer, Europe´s largest application-oriented research...

2011-04-14 15:46:46

A University of Granada research group composed of professors Antonio Campos and Miguel Alaminos (histologists), María del Mar P©rez, Ana Ionescu and Juan de la Cruz Cardona (opticians) and the ophthalmologist Miguel González Andrades, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, have made the first bioartificial organ in Spain. Researchers extracted pig corneal cells and replaced them with human stem cells. This method, known as decellularization and recellulation,...

2011-03-31 04:35:01

Singapore, Mar 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At The Eye & Cornea Transplant Centre (TECTC), a subsidiary of Singapore Medical Group, a 39 year-old Taiwanese patient suffering from severe blinding conditions was the first person in Singapore to undergo a complex surgery involving a Boston Keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) surgery together with ocular surface reconstruction with an amniotic membrane. This involved the reconstruction of the entire eye surface and replacement of the diseased...

2010-08-31 07:23:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyegenix(TM), the ophthalmic division of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. (CBI), announced today that the results of a pilot clinical trial using a synthetic cornea for which Eyegenix(TM) holds the exclusive global license for transplantation were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science Translational Medicine (Volume 2, Issue 46, August, 25, 2010). The publication reported two year results of a clinical trial that transplanted bioengineered corneas...

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2010-05-20 14:40:20

Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients "“ especially those facing their last resort "“ with the chance to see again. For many patients who become blind after an accident or illness, a corneal transplantation could restore the ability to see. Each year, 40,000 people in Europe "“ in Germany, about 7,000 "“ await the opportunity to be able...

2009-10-21 09:18:00

Patented Process for Corneal Processing Promotes Patient Safety, Offers Benefits for Surgeons in Multiple Applications BALTIMORE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tissue Banks International (TBI) has announced the availability of the VisionGraft Sterile Cornea, the nation's first sterile cornea allograft. The VisionGraft Sterile Cornea (patent pending) is an irradiated cornea for use in tectonic transplant procedures. The VisionGraft Sterile Cornea offers additional patient safety...

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2009-09-17 13:10:46

U.S. Doctors said on Wednesday that a 60-year-old grandmother that had been blind for nearly a decade has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, Reuters reported. The University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute said Mississippi-native Sharron "Kay" Thornton lost her sight in 2000 when she came down with a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare disease that scarred her cornea. Thornton's surgeon Victor Perez said that for...

2009-02-26 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people accustomed to working within a managed care or preferred provider (PPO) network don't question the quality of their care or the cost of that care. Often they don't know what providers charge until after a surgery when they get the bill. But as healthcare costs skyrocket and layoffs continue, consumer directed health plans (CDHP) and high deductible plans (HDHP) with health savings accounts (HSA) are growing in popularity. You pay less on your...

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2006-09-11 16:40:00

If eyes are "the windows of the soul," corneas are the panes in those windows. They shield the eye from dust and germs. They also act as the eye's outermost lens, contributing up to 75 percent of the eye's focusing power. On Sept. 11 in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, chemical engineer Curtis W. Frank will present a novel biomimetic material that's finding its way into artificial corneas. It's a hydrogel, or polymer that holds a lot of water. That...


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