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2014-07-09 16:28:35

Combination Laser Platform Includes SLT and YAG for Treatment of Glaucoma and Cataract CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optimis Fusion(TM) integrated laser platform. The Optimis Fusion system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) photoregeneration therapy and traditional YAG photodisruption treatments to offer ophthalmologists a versatile armamentarium for treating both cataract and...

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...

2013-08-21 23:26:06

Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is excited to announce the introduction of a new technology, Glaukos® Corporation’s iStent®, the first trabecular micro-bypass technology to gain FDA approval. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 With the emergence of micro invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), ophthalmologists are able to offer patients enhanced glaucoma therapy with greater effectiveness. Now, Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is excited to announce the introduction of a...

Chaperone Protein Subverts Removal Of Glaucoma-causing Protein
2012-10-09 15:53:46

Inhibiting the protein, Grp94, could offer new treatment for the sight-robbing eye disease The chaperone protein Grp94 can interfere with the clearance of another protein known to cause the glaucoma when mutated, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida has found. Using a cell model, the researchers also demonstrated that a new specific inhibitor of Grp94 facilitates clearance of the genetically-defective protein, called myocilin, from cells. Reported online...

2012-04-05 21:07:01

A six-year collaboration between two faculty members of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has yielded new insight regarding the regulation of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma — an irreversible blinding disease that causes progressive visual impairment due to optic nerve damage and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The key finding by associate professors of ophthalmology Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and Sanjoy...

2012-01-17 22:54:38

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Nearly 4 million Americans have the disorder, which affects 70 million worldwide. There is no cure and no early symptoms. Once vision is lost, it´s permanent. New findings at Georgia Tech, published in January during Glaucoma Awareness Month, explore one of the many molecular origins of glaucoma and advance research dedicated to fighting the disease. Glaucoma is typically triggered when fluid is unable to circulate freely through...

2011-12-21 11:50:00

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery. It occurs mainly within 48 hours after the Surgery. (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Online Eye Info. The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced today a partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a program to track Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) which is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery . The Academy will help to create an online...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.