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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Awards, Cornea

$1.9 Million NIH Grant to Wayne State to Develop Novel Therapy for Corneal Bacterial Infection

Wayne State University recently received a 5-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a newly recognize…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Stanford Lab Grows Cornea Cells for Transplant

A Stanford research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas -- a major source of vision problems and blindness. Millions of new eye cells are being grown in a Palo Alt…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Stem Cell Treatment May Restore Vision to Patients With Damaged Corneas

Researchers working as part of the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore visi…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Cornea

Vision Share Partner Delivers First Prepared Tissue for PDEK Corneal Transplant

Vision Share announced that Ahad Mahootchi, MD, Medical Director of The Eye Clinic of Florida Same Day Surgery Center in Zephyrhills, has performed the first pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplast…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Cornea, Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Alternative to Corneal Transplantation May Improve Outcomes in People with Keratoconus

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus, suggest 5-year results from a study presented at AAO. Transplantation of one layer of the cornea may help people with keratocon…

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Monday, June 20, 2016 | Cornea, Patents

Eurobio Announces New European and American Corneal Graft Patents

Eurobio announced the attainment of European and American patents for its i-Glide device for the handling and storage of corneal lamellar grafts. The patents are co-owned with the Venice Eye-Bank (FBO…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | Cornea

Research Targets Corneal Disease Through Imaging, Analysis

A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative c…

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Friday, April 03, 2015 | Cornea

LinCor Biosciences Announces Funding for Development of its Bioengineered Cornea

LinCor Biosciences, a developer and manufacturer of bioengineered corneas, has announced a major investment of $500,000 by the Indiana Lions Eye Bank in Indianapolis. The company’s cornea has sh…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Cornea

Ophthalmologists Encourage Organ Donation to Help Restore Sight for Thousands

The number of corneal transplants needed to restore vision keeps growing each year. Nationwide, ophthalmologists performed more than 48,000 of these procedures in 2013, about 10,000 more than five yea…

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Friday, January 03, 2014 | Cornea

RegeneRx Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Tβ4 in the Treatment of Neurotrophic Keratopathy

RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., announced that it has received orphan drug designation from the FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development for its drug candidate, Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4), for the t…

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Friday, June 14, 2013 | Cornea

New Layer Of The Human Cornea Discovered

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye. The breakthrough, announced in a study published…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Cornea

Ten Years Later, Intacs a Proven Alternative to Corneal Transplants for Managing Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disease of the eye characterized by progressive corneal steepening often resulting in vision loss. In 2003, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler published his successful…

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Friday, January 18, 2013 | Cornea

Scientists Discover Genes Responsible For Cornea Blindness

Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye cond…

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Monday, January 14, 2013 | Cornea

New Company to Use Regenerative Medicine in Cornea Transplants

Ocular Systems, Inc. (OSI), Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the North Carolina Eye Bank have announced the formation of a new company based on new technology for engineering replacement corneas…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Cornea

Natural Defence Against Infection Discovered In The Cornea

Exposed tissue surfaces, including skin and mucous membranes, are under constant threat of attack by microorganisms in the environment. The layer of cells that line these areas, known as epithelial ce…

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