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Dr. Dean Dornic Certified to Perform Artificial Cornea Transplant
Date:6/15/2009

Eye Specialists of Carolina announced that medical director, Dr. Dean Dornic, has been certified to perform corneal transplants with the AlphaCor artificial cornea.

(Vocus) June 15, 2009 -- Eye Specialists of Carolina announced that medical director, Dr. Dean Dornic, has been certified to perform corneal transplants with the AlphaCor artificial cornea. A shortage in donor corneas or graft rejection leaves millions of patients worldwide blind from corneal disorders. An artificial cornea, the AlphaCor implant has been developed to help ameliorate the problem. Dr. Dean Dornic of Raleigh, NC is the first private practice ophthalmologist in North Carolina to be certified in its use.

Corneal transplants bring back sight to thousands of patients with diseased or scarred corneas every year but a shortage in donor corneas, graft rejection or the unsuitability of some patients to receive corneal transplants leave millions of patients worldwide blind from corneal disorders. Dr. Dean Dornic of Eye Specialists of Carolina recently became the first private practice ophthalmologist in North Carolina to be certified in the use of the AlphaCor implant; an artificial cornea designed to be used in high risk cases.

Dr. Dornic, one of the nation's foremost leaders in cataract and cornea disease, performs thousands of cataract and corneal surgeries each year including corneal transplants, partial corneal transplants, Intacs and other vision correction procedures.

"The AlphaCor Implant is a welcome addition to our armamentarium in treating corneal disease." said Dornic. "Corneal blindness is devastating to patients and can be a frustating problem for both the patient and doctor."

The AlphaCor implant is a product of Addition Technology an ophthalmic medical device developer and manufacturer in Des Plaines, IL. AlphaCor is a biocompatible, flexible, on
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