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2013-01-16 23:03:36

Jan. 17 Event Will Honor Key Food Chief Executive; Special Guest Mrs. World Queens, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives sight-saving research, will host its 2nd Annual ℠Una Visión Para El Futuro´ (A Vision for the Future) on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park. The event will honor the accomplishments and community involvement of Key Food Chief Executive Dean Janeway, as supermarket...

Herbal Remedy May Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration
2012-11-28 09:03:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years in Asia and early European cultures. In recent years, Western medicine has shown a renewed interest in herbs for their medicinal qualities, and scientists are now isolating the active compounds in many, documenting their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. A new study led by the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) reports that carnosic acid,...

2012-11-08 08:35:59

REUTLINGEN, Germany, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Okuvision GmbH, an innovator in the field of transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES) therapy for early and intermediate stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients, today announced the start of a multi-center, post-market study for the company's CE marked OkuStim® treatment. OkuStim represents an advance in the treatment of RP, providing patients with a clinical option that has been shown to delay the progress of RP-related blindness. The...

Stems Cells Help Restore Visual Function In Mice
2012-10-02 13:47:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Columbia University ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers have developed an experimental treatment for blindness using the patient's skin cells, which has improved the vision of blind mice in testing. The findings of this research, published online in the journal Molecular Medicine, suggest that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) could soon be used to improve vision in people with macular degeneration and other eye retina...

2012-09-27 02:27:58

REUTLINGEN, Germany, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), announced that its scientific advisory board has been debriefed on the latest results in the Company's second human clinical trial. On September 23 Lead Investigator Eberhart Zrenner, M.D., professor of Ophthalmology and founding director of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research at the Centre for Ophthalmology of the University...

Propofol Controlled With Light, Possible Blindness Help As Well
2012-09-14 08:58:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by German researchers found that a light-sensitive element that was mixed with the anesthetic propofol was able to be managed by light and the mixture could possibly be used to treat particular eye disorders. To begin, the scientists believe that inhibitory neurotransmitters can limit the activity of neurons and this reduction effect acts as the foundation for different anesthetics. In particular, propofol can work...

2012-09-04 22:21:27

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that results from the Company's second human clinical trial will be presented at the 12(th) EURETINA Congress, in Milan, 6-9 September. On Friday, 7 September at 16:45 CEST Professor Eberhart Zrenner, director and chairman of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research at the Centre for Ophthalmology of the University of...

2012-09-04 22:21:25

MILAN, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Okuvision GmbH, the leading developer of transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES) therapy for patients with early-to mid-stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP) today announced that results from the Company's human clinical trial will be shared at the 12(th) EURETINA Congress, in Milan, 6-9 September. The abstract titled "Effects of Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa" will be presented by Dr. Tobias Roeck from the Centre for...

Woman Regains Partial Sight With Bionic Eye Transplant
2012-08-31 15:32:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An Australian woman has partially regained her sight thanks to a prototype bionic eye scientists have developed. Dianne Ashworth had severe vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa, but thanks to a bionic eye transplant in May at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, she was able to see different shapes. "All of a sudden I could see a little flash ... it was amazing," Ashworth, who is 54 years old, said in a statement....

2012-08-21 01:01:40

Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This groundbreaking study, led by Demetrios G. Vavvas, M.D., Ph.D., and including Joan W. Miller, M.D., Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Hospital Chief of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has further identified the receptor interacting protein...