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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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Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Cornea

Corneal Shield May Improve Visual Results and Increase Epithelial Healing After PRK

Use of a new corneal shield has the potential to improve visual results and increase epithelial healing after PRK. According to a presentation made here at Refractive Subspecialty Day in Orlando, Dani…

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Cornea

10 Tips to Avoid Trouble When Transitioning to DSEK

Friedrich E. Kruse, MD, FEBO, said during a Cornea Day session on transplantation that patient selection is of the utmost importance in all variants of Descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplasty. "Th…

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Monday, October 17, 2011 | Cornea

Corneal Tattooing Helps in the Management of Iris Defects

Keratopigmentation (KTP) can now be done with new micronized mineral pigments and new surgical techniques, which makes it possible to manage moderate to severe visual dysfunctions related to iris defe…

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Thursday, August 04, 2011 | Cornea

Loss of Corneal Endothelial Cells Greater in Patients With Diabetes

In patients undergoing cataract surgery, those with diabetes had a significantly greater loss of corneal endothelial cells than those without the disease, according to a study in Cornea.[1]The prospec…

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Friday, July 22, 2011 | Cornea

ClearKone Prescribed to More than 16,000 Patients in 32 Countries

SynergEyes, Inc., the leader in hybrid contact lens technology, announced that ClearKone, its second generation hybrid contact lens for irregular corneas, has been prescribed to more than 16,000 patie…

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