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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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Thursday, March 08, 2012 | Cornea

Using Stem Cells To Repair A Damaged Cornea

A new cornea may be the only way to prevent a patient going blind - but there is a shortage of donated corneas and the queue for transplantation is long. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the U…

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Monday, March 05, 2012 | Cornea

Recovering the Vision of an Eye With Damaged Cornea is Possible Through Transplant of Adult Stem Cells

The Ophthalmology Department at the University of Navarra Hospital has presented one of the most thorough-going monitoring programmes in Spain for the regeneration of the corneal epithelium, the treat…

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 | Cornea

Patients With Keratoconus Benefit From Off-Label Procedure

Corneal crosslinking is a procedure that is being used in other countries but has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. Leejee H. Suh, MD, assistant …

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Cornea

Temptime and Numedis Collaborate to Bring Proprietary Storage and Transportation Technologies That Advance Corneal Transplant Outcomes

Temptime Corp. and Numedis, Inc., the developers and manufacturers of advanced, high-performance corneal preservation systems, have collaborated to combine technologies that will maintain the integrit…

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Friday, January 13, 2012 | Cornea

Newer Technique for Corneal Transplant Brings Rejection Below 1%

Corneal transplants using only the endothelial layer sharply reduce the risk of transplant rejection, according to a new comparative case series. The findings mean it might be possible to use eyedrops…

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | Cornea

Cyanoacrylate Glue Effective in Half of Corneal Perforations

Cyanoacrylate glue is an effective treatment in half of all corneal perforations and should be tried before other treatment modalities, according to the results of a large retrospective review present…

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