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Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery

... as people who develop cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery. Bevacizumab is also used to treat some ... Another study describes methods that could make cataract surgery safer for diabetic retinopathy (DR) ... also Controls Cystoid Macular Edema after cataract Surgery DR damages the light-sensitive retina ...

Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract

... Identifying the underlying causes of age-related cataract may help lead to new treatments and even ways to ... old, more than half of Americans will have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, according to a news release about the ...

Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

... forms of beta-blocker therapy and accelerated cataract formation and a need for cataract surgery, according to the report published July ... study found a 45 percent increased incidence of cataract formation and a 61 percent higher incidence ...

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), the Largest and One of the Most Prestigious Multi-Specialty Ophthalmology Practices on Long Island, Participates in Mission Cataract USA

... of cataracts. OCLI, a participant in the Mission cataract USA program, is offering this outpatient surgical ... Eye Bank and The Sons of Italy. For this Mission cataract effort, the doctors, technicians and nurses ... in Carle Place. Participating cataract surgeons include: Stanley Berke, MD, Robert ...

Will individuals with Alzheimer's disease benefit from cataract surgery?

... observed improvements in AD patients following cataract surgery. Some who were combative before surgery ... memory may be more faulty than necessary. The cataract removal may offer benefits of improved quality of ... evidence that AD patients also benefit from cataract surgery." In the randomized controlled ...

Dr. Dean Dornic Certified to Perform Artificial Cornea Transplant

... Dornic, one of the nation's foremost leaders in cataract and cornea disease, performs thousands of cataract and corneal surgeries each year including corneal ... access to cutting-edge refractive surgery and cataract procedures since 2001. He is the only private ...

Updegraff Vision Launches Educational Blog/Podcast Site for LASIK and Cataract Patients

... Updegraff Vision Precision LASIK and cataract Center, located in the Tampa metro area, has ... However, he has performed lens implant and cataract surgery for more than a decade. Many patients ... for LASIK? or Lens Implants and Modern Day cataract Surgery . The site also provides podcasts ...

Appeal Proceedings on European VisionBlue Patent Stayed; Patent Remains in Force

... liquid, used as an aid by the eye surgeon during cataract surgery. VisionBlue facilitates the visualization ... in 1999 and is still growing in popularity among cataract surgeons. Since 2004 VisionBlue has been approved ... products for vitreoretinal and cataract surgery. Our products are used by eye surgeons ...

Study Reiterates Eye Risks Linked to Flomax

... risk for serious complications should they need cataract surgery, a new Canadian study has found. It's ... time that Flomax (tamsulosin) has been linked to cataract complications. A study in 2005 found that men taking Flomax or other alpha-blockers before cataract surgery had complications during and immediately ...

NGOs Unite to Bring Awareness to Inequities in Eye Care for Women

... Women account for about two-thirds of the cataract blind because they do not receive surgery at the ... that "blindness and severe visual impairment from cataract could be reduced by around 11% in low- and middle-income countries if women were to receive cataract surgery at the same rate as men."(1) Dr. ...

Dr.Khanna Featured in Highly Respected Trade Journal

... of the Khanna institute of LASIK is Featured in cataract & refractive surgery today. He discusses his ... featured in the highly respected trade journal, cataract & refractive surgery today . In the article ... and has been fellowship trained in LASIK, cataract and Corneal Surgery. He is in the forefront of ...

Premium Lens Boot Camp™ Helps Refractive Surgeons Grow Their Premium IOL Practice

... training program to help refractive & cataract surgeons grow their accommodating/multi-focal ... training program to help refractive and cataract surgeons grow their accommodating/multi-focal ... the right tools and training, refractive & cataract surgeons can dramatically increase their ...

Surgeons to Observe and Discuss Live Eye Surgery Friday Night in San Francisco

... Bausch and Lomb Premium cataract Intraocular Lenses to Be Featured SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 1,000 cataract surgeons will attend a live surgery and symposium ... discuss a surgery benefits both surgeons and our cataract and presybopic patients," said Dr. Jeffrey ...

Dr. Khanna Featured on Front Cover of Life after 50

... Khanna, M.D. As you may know is a Refractive cataract surgeon in Los Angeles. He is the founder and ... takes less than 15 minutes and can also prevent cataract development. Dr. Khanna has even restored vision ... and has been fellowship trained in LASIK, cataract and Corneal Surgery. He is in the forefront of ...

The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses

... Updegraff Vision Precision LASIK™ and cataract Center announces the addition of the Crystalens ... and intermediate vision. Unlike the standard cataract replacement lenses, Crystalens not only eliminates the patient's cataract but can also give the patient a full range of ...

Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen AMD

... THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- cataract surgery doesn't hasten vision loss in people with ... studies that suggested a link between cataract surgery and accelerated AMD progression. AMD ... the retina and leads to loss of central vision. cataract is cloudiness in the eye's lens that interferes ...

Bausch & Lomb's Crystalens to be Featured in Florida Advertising Campaign.

... intraocular lens. Unlike the standard cataract replacement lenses, Crystalens not only eliminates the patient's cataract but also gives the patient full range of vision ... be part of getting older. The Crystalens allows cataract patients the opportunity not just to fix their ...

From outer space to the eye clinic: New cataract early detection technique

... safe eye test for measuring a protein related to cataract formation. If subtle protein changes can be detected before a cataract develops, people may be able to reduce their cataract risk by making simple lifestyle changes, such as ...

Alcon Sponsors Online Educational Initiative for Patients Considering Cataract Surgery

... cataract Surgery Patients can Better Understand Their ... Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) November 8, 2008 -- cataract surgery patients and their caregivers now have a ... website provides information on cataracts, cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) options. In ...

STAAR Surgical Reports 33% Third Quarter Revenue Growth

... of the PMA Supplement has been completed cataract Highlights -- cataract sales continue to represent over 70% of total revenues -- Global cataract sales increased by 28% -- Sequential quarterly ....

STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL and Elastimide(R) IOL Each Recognized with New Technology Intraocular Lens Classification

... (CMS) has designated two of STAAR's new aspheric cataract lenses as New Technology Intraocular Lenses ... (ASC). ASCs perform well over one half of all cataract surgeries in the U.S. according to Market Scope, ... The remaining three steps to re-engineer our cataract product line include: improved delivery systems ...

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Top LASIK Expert Randy Epstein, M.D. of Chicago to it's Unique Lasik Directory Service

... phakic implants, limbal relaxing incisions, and cataract lens implant procedures. Dr. Epstein routinely ... of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery, and highly specialized ... including "small-incision" cataract surgery and corneal laser surgery. Drs. Douglas ...

STAAR Surgical Reports Solid First Quarter Progress

... surgery IOL Highlights -- Global cataract sales increased by 22% -- Strategic roadmap ... $17,960 $14,917 20.4% Product Sales cataract IOLs $7,948 $6,174 28.7% Other cataract 5,464 4,850 ....

Professor Muhammad Yunus and The Green Children to Open First Grameen Eye Hospital in Bangladesh on May 12, 2008

... Grow To Perform 50,000 Examinations, 10,000 cataract Operations Annually DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 2 ... to perform 50,000 eye examinations and 10,000 cataract operations annually, will be opened by 2006 Nobel ... a projected 50,000 eye examinations and 10,000 cataract operations per year. Both hospitals will charge ...

FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for LASIK Surgery

... Dr. Christopher Starr, co-director of Cornea, cataract and Refractive Surgery at New York-Presbyterian ... consists of the FDA, the American Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of ... Eye Institute and the American Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery to determine patients' ...

FDA Examines 'Quality of Life' for LASIK Patients

... Dr. Christopher Starr, co-director of Cornea, cataract and Refractive Surgery at New York-Presbyterian ... consists of the FDA, the American Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of ... cornea or excessively thin cornea, who have early cataract formation or big pupils, who have dry eyes, or ...

MU researchers find clue to cataract formation

... to 15 amino acids, start forming and accelerate cataract formation in the eye. It is very helpful to ... onset of cataracts could decrease the number of cataract surgeries by 45 percent, thus significantly ... care cost. Currently, 1.5 million to 2 million cataract surgeries are completed yearly. About 50 ...

Edmond Medical Center to Provide Free Cataract Surgeries

... Campaign, a program designed to provide free cataract surgeries for those who cannot afford to pay. ... If the patient qualifies for the cataract surgery and is in financial need they will be ... Oklahomans who couldn't afford the high cost of cataract removal, yet depended on their sight to ...

STAAR Surgical Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

... with the fourth quarter of 2006. Fourth quarter cataract sales were $7,389,000, up 6% compared with the ... the fourth quarter of 2006. Fourth quarter U.S. cataract sales were $3,615,000, down 20% compared with the ... both periods resulted from decreased cataract product sales in the U.S. resulting in reduced ...

New cataract gene discovered

... known environmental risk factors for age-related cataract point to physiological and oxidative damages ... be a cause of age-related cataract. Age-related cataract patients are now being screened to find mutations ... with an artificial one. Two conditions of cataract Age onset ...

Physics provides new insights on cataract formation

... proteins to aggregate and de-mix. This leads to cataract formation, the worlds leading cause of blindness. ... begun. Nearly 5 million people every year undergo cataract surgery in which their lenses are removed and ... concentrated eye lens protein solution are key to cataract formation. A team of scientists from the ...

STAAR Surgical Reports Third Quarter Results

... compared with the third quarter of 2006. Global cataract sales in the third quarter of 2007 declined by ... with the third quarter of 2006. Third quarter cataract sales were $6,532,000, up 9.6% compared with the ... continued to achieve strong growth in both our cataract and refractive product categories in the ...

Cataract Surgery: A Bargain, Despite the Price

... if they live long enough, will suffer from a cataract that clouds the vision in one or both eyes. Because of that, doctors expect spending on cataract surgery to surge in the coming decades as the ... However, it's money well spent, experts say. cataract surgery is one of the most cost-effective ...

STAAR Surgical Reports Operational Progress

... Building Direct Refractive Sales Force, Retaining cataract Sales Force and Lowering ... retention of key sales representatives for its cataract products. In addition, the Company has taken ... "In addition, we modified the structure of our cataract sales force in the U.S., moving to a more focused ...

Bausch & Lomb Receives Approval of Crystalens HD in Quarter Diopter Steps

... Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, California. "If I were a patient having cataract surgery, I would want an IOL that projects 100% of available light to a ... proud of the difference that Crystalens is making in the lifestyles of cataract patients." The availability of quarter diopters is another unique ...

PRELEX is the Answer for Baby Boomers Vision Needs

... RK, PRK, or Lasik surgery. This lens technology is FDA approved for cataract surgery. Presbyopia is the condition which occurs in the mid 40's in which ... Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and has been fellowship trained in LASIK, cataract and Corneal Surgery. He is in the forefront of Wavefront LASIK surgery, ...

Case Western Reserve awarded nearly $1 million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

... of his contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of cataract and diabetic retinopathy. "His studies of the effects of advanced ... may lead to new therapeutic approaches that could delay the onset of cataract and prevent the serious consequences of diabetic retinopathy," said Dr. ...

Mercy Ship Arrives in Benin

... During previous visits, Mercy Ships volunteer surgeons have provided cataract surgeries for more than 1,000 patients. This year, up to 3,000 cataract surgeries will be provided. Teams will set up community clinics in ...

Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings

... for the long term. AMO participates in three segments: cataract surgery, refractive surgery, or LASIK laser vision correction, ... number-one market position in LASIK, the number-two position in cataract surgery and the number-three position in eye care products. The ...

Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring

... diabetic retinopathy will increase from 500,000 to 1.9 million. cataract cases among whites and blacks age 40 or older with diabetes will increase 235 percent. cataract cases among people age 75 and older with diabetes will increase 637 ...
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