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2014-01-23 08:31:34

ORBIS's office in Singapore allows access to the wealth of ophthalmic and corporate resources in Singapore and Southeast Asia NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and treat avoidable blindness, launched its newest office in the city-state of Singapore. The Singapore office will serve as a resource development base to prevent and treat avoidable blindness in Asia, which has the highest blindness rates in the...

Gene Found In Glaucoma Largely Affects Asian Populations
2012-09-05 13:10:12

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of scientists from Singapore recently discovered three new genes related to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), which is one of the main causes of blindness for Chinese people. The new findings, recently published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, will assist 15 million people throughout the globe who suffer from the disease. “This provides further evidence that genetic factors play a role in...

2012-09-03 08:20:01

Singapore, Sept 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people. PACG affects 15 million people worldwide, 80% of whom live in Asia.The discovery, published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics, on 26 August 2012, was conducted collaboratively by scientists from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)/Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC),...

2010-10-12 08:31:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. announced today the completion of a successful Proof of Principle clinical study with their novel sustained drug delivery moxifloxacin punctum plug. The study was a single-site, single-armed, single-dose study in which ten patients received the punctum plug immediately following cataract surgery and were evaluated over a 10-day period. Primary outcome measures were plug retention and moxifloxacin levels above the minimum...


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