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Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1007 for Treatment of Glaucoma

... of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death - induced by optic nerve crush or axotomy. In those studies, QPI-1007 was administered immediately after the optic nerve injury. In the current IOP study, QPI-1007 ... studies in non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Quark has the largest portfolio of ...

Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

... loss of vision caused by deterioration of the optic nerves, which carry signals from the eyes to the ... with intraocular pressure in causing glaucoma optic neuropathy." The study found that 29.6 percent ... eye examination, with careful checking of the optic nerve, be done no later than age 40, Iwach said. ...

On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future

... a Complete Eye Exam including assessment of your optic Nerve Know your Eye Pressure or ... eye examinations including assessment of the optic nerve; and emphasize the importance of ... eye exams that include careful evaluation of the optic nerve and measurement of eye pressure." ...

Palomar Medical to Debut New Devices and a More Powerful Platform at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

... 500 laser and pulsed-light system, the new XD optic attaches to the Lux1440(TM) and Lux1540(TM) ... resurfacing treatments, the easy-to-attach XD optic provides deeper columns of micro-damage. Palomar ... provides lines of fractional ablation. The Groove optic offers results approaching the gold standard ...

World Glaucoma Day Set For March 12, 2009

... the eye which transmit visual images through the optic nerve to the brain. As the optic nerve becomes increasingly damaged, permanent ... pressure, thinness of the cornea, and abnormal optic nerve anatomy. In some people with certain ...

MRI scans can predict effects of MS flare-ups on optic nerve

... the chronic effects of inflammation of the optic nerve. The condition occurs most often as a ... severity, duration and frequency. Symptoms of optic nerve inflammation, known as optic neuritis, include loss of vision, blurring or ...

AAO-SOE Joint Meeting Nov. 9 glaucoma research highlights

... (SOE) include a study that correlates optic nerve damage in glaucoma patients with carotid ... glaucoma and other eye diseases. Damage to optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients May Indicate ... pressure, or IOP) which can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and even blindness. ...

Optical Cable Corporation Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2008 Results

... a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic cable and data communication connectivity ... for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, as well as of fiber optic cables suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, ...

Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness

... The conventional wisdom has been that once optic nerve was damaged beyond a certain point, no ... said. Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which if untreated will eventually lead to ... fluid pressure in the eye, but no damage to the optic nerve or vision loss. Blacks and Hispanics are ...

Luczo Dragon IndyCar Carries 'Eyes on the Road' Logo to Prevent Blindness to Indy 500

... cure -- after a motorcycle accident damaged his optic nerves three years ago -- led him to Boston's Schepens Eye Research Institute, the world leader in optic nerve repair and other vision research. He ... will benefit the research not only to cure optic nerve and retinal disorders but also debilitating ...

ScienceBased Health Appoints Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD to Scientific Advisory Board

... effects of antioxidants on glaucomatous optic nerve damage." Dr. Coleman joins ScienceBased ... to preserve macular and whole body health; optic Nerve Formula(R), a powerful formulation to protect optic nerve health; and other high quality products for ...

Study suggests existing drugs may be useful in treating brain tumors

... maintenance. Most NF1 brain tumors occur in the optic pathway, the region of the brain that relays ... cancer formation, and growth is present in the optic pathway during a specific time of life. Rubin ... tissue inside the tumors. He also found that the optic pathway generally had higher levels of CXCL12 ...

Young eye researchers receive prestigious ARVO-AFER/Merck award

... Wolf Lagreze, MD (University Eye Hospital, Freiburg, Germany) Retrobulbar optic Nerve Diameter Measured By High Speed Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Biomarker for Axonal Loss in Glaucomatous optic Atrophy Second Place - Back-of-the-eye diseases Hyun Woong Kim, MD, ...

Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind

... of the surgery. "The most basic criterion is that the retina and optic nerves must still have some function for visual recovery, as the treatment ... entire front of the eye only. So those who are born blind from retinal or optic nerve disease will not qualify," said Prof Tan. Patients with ...

Eye Conditions Linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... of apnea episodes in patients with OSA. * Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION): Research shows an increased incidence of OSA in people ... with OSA may have a higher incidence of papilledema, swelling of the optic nerve in both eyes. Papilledema typically occurs due to increased pressure ...

Best treatment for MS may depend on disease subtype

... inflammation reached deep in central nervous system tissues and in the optic nerve. In both groups of mice, the scientists tested the effects of ... diseases closely related to MS: neuromyelitis optica, which affects the optic nerve and spinal cord, and opticospinal MS, most common in Asia. The ...

Glaucoma report points to increased costs

... 2025, if no changes are made to current practices. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, connecting the brain to the eyes, and is the world's leading cause ... of studies, the Glaucoma Research Unit is investigating what makes older optic nerve cells more prone to damage, in order to identify therapeutic targets ...

Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk

... in the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes. This causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and blindness. Early detection and ... possible, he said, that diabetes could increase the susceptibility of the optic nerve to damage. He said there's also one form of glaucoma that's known ...

Celebrities From All Walks of Life Put Their Best Foot Forward for the Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe Party

... a result of their generosity, 100% of the profits of this event will to go optic Nerve Hypoplasia research." About The One Small Voice Foundation: The ... to fund research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles being conducted on optic Nerve Hypoplasia by Dr. Mark Borchert. Dr. Borchert is the only pediatric ...

Mayor Bloomberg Declares March 6, 2008 World Glaucoma Day in New York City

... death of the cells in the eye which transmits visual images through the optic nerve to the brain. As the optic nerve becomes increasingly damaged, permanent vision loss and blindness ...

Upcoming meeting will explore new technologies for glaucoma clinical drug trials

... However, new technologies that assess abnormalities and changes in the optic nerve structure and its function offer vision researchers alternative ... of neurodegenerative diseases that arises from progressive damage to the optic nerve and retinal ganglion cells and their axons. It is one of the four ...

Knowing Your Risks Can Stop the Sneak Thief of Sight

... in vision may start to occur. About Glaucoma Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. As ... the retina -- a special, light-sensitive area of the eye -- reducing the optic nerve's ability to relay visual information to the brain. In the most ...

GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.

... of endogenous steroid hormones. CNS Toxicity Lovastatin produced optic nerve degeneration (Wallerian degeneration of retinogeniculate fibers) in ... 30 times higher than the mean values in humans taking 80 mg/day. Similar optic nerve and CNS vascular lesions have been observed with other drugs of this ...

Cardiogenesis Receives FDA Approval for PEARL 5.0 Robotic Hand Piece

... PEARL 5.0 Robotic delivery system consists of the CrystalFlex(TM) fiber optic within a handpiece with an extended length flexible shaft to allow it to ... surface of the targeted area of the heart muscle. The CrystalFlex fiber optic is then advanced through the flexible shaft into the heart muscle using ...

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

... Cystoid Macular Edema after Cataract Surgery DR damages the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye, the area that transmits images to the optic nerve. In type 2 diabetes patients, retinopathy vision loss most often results from macular edema (DME), swelling and thickening of the macula in the ...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... pituitary adenomas are typically noncancerous, they can cause significant injury or illness, either by compressing important structures, such as the optic nerve, or by creating hormone imbalances that can have wide-ranging and serious consequences. Identifying the mechanisms that enable these and other ...

Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

... humor, the fluid in the interior of the eye. Increased fluid pressure in the eye is believed to cause the damage done in glaucoma, in which the optic nerve deteriorates progressively, Budenz said. "Living cells in the eye lens do not have blood," he said. "Oxygen is delivered by the aqueous ...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

... oncologist at Space Coast. "The RapidArc plan conformed very closely to the part of his brain where his tumor had been, allowing us to avoid the optic nerves and other important sensitive tissues. But if there's even a little movement during a treatment, our ability to be this accurate can be ...

Management Health Solutions, Inc. Announces Optimal Inventory Control™ (OptIC™) Solution

... on proper data entry or standard inventory management strategies which don't take into account the problems specific to stocking clinical items. optic is driven by the clinical inventory that is on your hospital's shelves so Materials Management and Finance can be sure that they are working with the ...

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

... lens in the U.S. The surface of the Crystalens HD has been shaped to enhance the depth of focus with an optical modification. The enhanced optic provides an increased depth of focus which is designed to improve near vision without compromising intermediate or distance vision. Dr. John ...

Fighting Multiple Sclerosis One Shirt at a Time

... - and that includes shipping and handling," Buhler noted. Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system, the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves of a person diagnosed with the disease. Lesions or scars form on the brain and spinal cord causing permanent damage. "At Simply Shirts ...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

... discovered a problem with a valve in her heart, which had caused a blood clot. The clot had broken up and a part of it had settled on Roxana's optic nerve, and eventually led to a black spot which appeared intermittently in her vision. Unsure as to whether the clot had travelled elsewhere in the ...

Schneider Introduces APO-Xenoplan 2.0/24mm Lens, Specially Designed for Kodak 4 MP Sensors Having Microlenses

... 2.0/24 lens enables engineers and designers to achieve maximum performance with Kodak 4 MP Microlenses Sensors. According to well known optic industry expert and Schneider Vice President, Stuart Singer, "To overcome a problem associated with microlens-based sensors, we have created a ...

Had Your Eyes Checked Lately?

... very unique," Iwach said. "It's the only place in the body we can see a bare vein, artery and nerve. We can actually see the back of the eye and the optic nerve. This can give us clues and tips that there might be other systemic diseases going on." For example, some problems of the eye can serve as ...

United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

... states that thousands of pulsed Nd:Yag lasers with specifications identical to the original SmartLipo have been sold since the mid-1980s. The fiber optic and delivery handpieces described in the '873 patent have also been commercially available for over 20 years for use in orthopedics, general surgery, ...

Optimum Lightpath(SM) and GetWellNetwork(R) Transform Hospital Bedside Care with Launch of Interactive Patient Care Service

... which run over the area's largest all-fiber metro Ethernet network. Using GetWellNetwork's technology, powered by Optimum Lightpath's 100% fiber optic network, hospital in-room televisions can transform into a valuable, interactive experience for users. Patients can learn more about their condition, ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... of clinical symptoms and/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains unclear. Exercise ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... of clinical symptoms and/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains unclear. Exercise ...

Graves' disease: Quality of life and occupational disability

... manifestation of autoimmune thyroid disease. Patients complain of dry eyes (loss of corneal moisture), proptosis, and diplopia. In severe cases, the optic nerve may be compressed and acuity of vision impaired. In most cases, affected patients can be cured or their disease stabilized. The authors ...

CoolTouch Inc. Settles Diomed Lawsuit, Files Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

... patent No. 7,217,265 filed in May 2005, and cover laser lipolysis devices such as thermal sensing, suction handpieces and placement of the fiber optic in direct contact with the tissue. About CoolTouch CoolTouch Inc. is a leading U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of innovative, advanced ...
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