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Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

... director of the Retinoblastoma Program in The vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. ... 30th, 2009 at the Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Summer Eye Research ... to an infant for retinoblastoma at The vision Center, it is expensive and puts a great strain ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

... are necessary to treat Lyme disease. When vision Dims, Some Tools Can Help Maintain Independence ... Minn. -- Many devices can help people with low vision -- a permanent partial loss of eyesight that ... contact lenses, medicine or surgery don't improve vision sufficiently. ...

Study Results Present Efficacy and Safety Findings from the PHIRST-1 Study of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Taking Tadalafil Tablets Once Daily

... tadalafil) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing, or in men, an erection lasting more ... A patient who experiences a decrease or loss in vision or hearing or prolonged erection should seek ... If a man has a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing, he should stop taking any ED tablet ...

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

... abnormal new blood vessels that can cause further vision loss and more serious complications. The ... is no approved treatment to prevent the loss of vision or improve vision once it is lost," said Dr. Kemal Malik, Head of ...

SynergEyes, Inc. Raises $13.3 Million in 'Series C' Financing

... "hybrid" lens for patients seeking crisp, clear vision and the all-day comfort of a soft lens. ... venture capital partners and their support of the vision and mission of SynergEyes. Their investment will ... products will re-define state-of-the-art in the vision correction industry." Jay Watkins, managing ...

Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Perform Nation's First Near-Total Face Transplant

... with a medical team that had an extraordinary vision for what could be possible for patients who have ... Clinic's team has worked together to take that vision and make it a reality," Papay said. "In the end, ... in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon ...

Soft Contact Lenses Do Not Lead to 'Myopic Creep' in Children, Study Shows

... journal of The Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology. According to the multi-site ... meaningful difference between the two forms of vision correction for the treatment of nearsightedness, a vision problem experienced by approximately one-third ...

ORBIS and Alcon Call Attention to the Aging Eye

... to protect their eyesight is key to preventing vision loss." Serving the elderly population of ... world. World Sight Day is coordinated by vision 2020: The Right to Sight, a joint initiative of ... devices, contact lens care solutions and other vision care products that treat diseases, disorders ...

TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration

... supplement can help patients with age-related vision loss," said lead investigator Francis E. Cangemi, ... is a progressive disorder associated with central vision loss and is the leading cause of visual ... now to stave off five years of age-related vision loss," said Dr. Cangemi. Dr. Cangemi enrolled ...

Senator Frist and Convention Delegates Support AIDS-Affected People Around the World, Raise Funds for Gustav Evacuees

... countries: "We are here to help." World vision and the ONE Campaign are inviting party delegates ... of our country and our organizations -- World vision and ONE," ONE President and CEO David Lane said. ... Lane said. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, World vision has trained more than 59,000 home visitors who ...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging

... aspect of aging that's usually fixable is cloudy vision due to cataracts. In an otherwise healthy eye, ... exam, cataracts develop slowly and may not hamper vision much at first. But when cataracts affect the ... lens can't adjust for both distant and close-up vision as can a natural lens. When a lens is implanted ...

Vision Problems Affect How Children Learn Math Skills

... -- In the most recent issue of Optometry & vision Development, two articles were published by ... and his team which found that children with vision problems have a hard time learning basic mathematical skills and that if the appropriate vision therapy is given, math skills improve. Dr. ...

Newly Published Study Shows OPKO's siRNA Bevasiranib Is Taken Up by Target Tissues in the Eye

... - Study Published in Journal Molecular vision - - Results Show Good Distribution of ... published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular vision demonstrates that bevasiranib, its siRNA ... growth, or neovascularization, associated with vision loss in patients with wet age-related macular ...

Prism Glasses Expand the View for Patients with Hemianopia

... prism glasses can significantly improve the vision and the daily lives of patients with hemianopia, ... this condition," says Peli, a world-renowned low vision expert, the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research ... and below the line of sight on the side of the vision loss, and alert the patient to the presence of a ...

Bayer and Regeneron Dose First Patient in Second Phase 3 Study for VEGF Trap-Eye in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

... macula, the area of the retina that allows for vision of fine details. This can lead to a rapid loss of central vision with continued progression. "Results from the ... patients treated with VEGF Trap-Eye who maintain vision at the end of one year, compared to ranibizumab ...

Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Patients with Congenital Retinal Disease

... Patients' vision Improved from Detecting Hand Movements to ... have used gene therapy to safely restore vision in three young adults with a rare form of ... there is no treatment for LCA. "Patients' vision improved from detecting hand movements to ...

Gene Therapy Provides Vision to People who Were Nearly Blind

... employing a gene therapy have provided partial vision to patients who were nearly blind from a ... All three patients, who had severely abnormal vision before entering the study, can now read several ... treatment has the potential to give near-normal vision to these children. The first step toward the ...

New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases

... whom there is enough follow-up and improved the vision in some. Whether the vision can be improved depends on the size of the tumor and whether the vision was already lost before the interventional ...

Fovea Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from EC for RdCVF for the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa

... retinal rod photoreceptors responsible for night vision and side vision slowly degenerate, first leading to night ... of a narrowing of the peripheral field of vision which progressively worsens to ...

NicOx Announces Pfizer Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Development for PF-03187207 in Japan

... diseases which can lead to the loss of peripheral vision and eventually total blindness. The disease is ... any symptoms itself, however it can lead to vision loss. The most common form of the disease is ... to reduce IOP and therefore prevent further vision loss, typically through increasing the drainage ...

Voices to Unite in Los Angeles for 6,000 Children Orphaned Daily

... World vision Global Vigil to Honor Children Impacted by HIV ... worldwide orphaned by AIDS each day, World vision will host a vigil in Los Angeles. This ... Ken Casey, Sr VP of Global Operations for World vision International Mr. Moses Dombo, ...

Ellex 2RT Study Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy in Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

... retina or macula, which is required for fine vision used for activities such as reading, driving or ... damaged from diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss in two ways. First, fragile, abnormal blood ... the part of the eye where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs. The fluid makes the macula swell, ...

Opko Health Doses First Patient in Phase 3 COBALT Trial of Bevasiranib for the Treatment of AMD

... is safe and has equivalent efficacy in preventing vision loss as Genentech's Lucentis(R) administered ... and leaky blood vessels that result in the vision loss of wet AMD. Bevasiranib is the first therapy ... the growing population of older people at risk of vision loss from AMD requires therapeutic options that ...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

... animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and ... glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure. Patients with a change in vision or a history of eye problems should be monitored by their health care ...

ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients

... glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure. Patients with a change in vision or a history of eye problems should be monitored by their health care ... consumer products as well as to animal health products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and ...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) in Anti-TNF Experienced Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

... multiple sclerosis. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms like vision changes, weakness in your arms or legs, or numbness or tingling in any ... consumer products as well as to animal health products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and ...

Two-Year Data Show Patients Receiving SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Experienced Sustained Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... multiple sclerosis. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms like vision changes, weakness in your arms or legs, or numbness or tingling in any ... consumer products as well as to animal health products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and ...

FDA Approves ADCIRCA(TM) (Tadalafil) Tablets for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

... inhibitors (including tadalafil) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing, or in men, an erection lasting more than four hours. A patient who experiences a decrease or loss in vision or hearing or prolonged erection should seek immediate medical attention. ...

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Innovative Prism Glasses For Hemianopia Patients

... glasses. The study, published in the May 2009 issue of Optometry and vision Science, not only reaffirms previous clinical studies, but also adds a ... More than a million Americans suffer from hemianopia, which blinds the vision in one half of the visual field in both eyes -- the result of strokes, ...

ARVO, AOS: Large Study of Lacrisert(R) Dry Eye Insert;

... week during the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 3-7, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and later in the ... rich resource of data to mine over time. Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Bruce H. Koffler, M.D., will present data from ...

Alimera Sciences Announces Presentation of Data From the 12-Month Interim Readout of the Human PK Iluvien(TM) Study at ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

... will be presented today at 2:00 p.m. at the Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The ... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Under one protocol, enrollment was completed in ...

Alimera Sciences' Iluvien(TM) Phase 3 Studies for DME Pass Final DSMB Review Prior to October Readout

... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Each Iluvien insert is designed to provide a ... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Under one protocol, enrollment was completed in ...

Abbott's Market-Leading XIENCE V(R) Shows Increasing Clinical Advantages Over TAXUS(R) Express2(TM)/TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Between Two and Three Years

... design and its delivery system build upon the excellent performance of the vision cobalt chromium platform, improving deliverability and helping physicians ... bare metal stent, the MULTI-LINK VISION(R) Coronary Stent System. The vision platform is designed to facilitate ease of delivery, making it easier for ...

Alimera Reports Favorable Safety and Efficacy Results From the 12-Month Interim Readout of the Human PK Iluvien(TM) Study

... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Each Iluvien insert is designed to provide a ... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Under one protocol, enrollment was completed in ...

ThromboGenics Completes Patient Enrolment for Phase II Trial of Microplasmin for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (MIVI II DME)

... DME is laser photocoagulation; however, this treatment does not improve vision once it is lost. In patients who do not respond to laser photocoagulation, ... on the retina, which plays a fundamental role in the loss of vision in many diabetic patients. Dr. Steve Pakola, Chief Medical Officer ...

Schering-Plough Provides Update on Boceprevir Clinical Development and Introduces Potent Next-Generation Oral HCV Protease Inhibitor for Treating Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... in Kenilworth, N.J. "As pioneers in the hepatitis field, our vision is to apply our experience and innovation, as we have in the past, to ... animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and ...

Durezol(TM) in the Treatment of Uveitis and Ganciclovir in the Treatment of Herpetic Keratitis: Studies of Treatments for Leading Causes of Blindness to Be Presented

... LSU Medical Center, and past president of the Association for Research and vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), the International Society of Refractive Surgery ... "These medications have the potential to reduce suffering and save the vision of thousands of patient each year, and exemplify our mission to address ...

Alimera Reports Results From the Six-Month Interim Readout of the Human PK Iluvien(TM) Study

... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Each Iluvien insert is designed to provide a sustained ... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Under one protocol, enrollment was completed in ...

DSMB Again Supports Continuation of Alimera Sciences' Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Iluvien(TM) for the Treatment of DME

... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Each Iluvien insert is designed to provide a sustained ... the retina, which affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Under one protocol, enrollment was completed in ...

Encouraging Gene Therapy Results in Genetic Form of Blindness

... examinations for 90 days to assess changes in the eye and in their vision compared to the untreated eye. The replacement RPE65 gene was packaged in ... adeno-associated virus. All of the patients self-reported improved vision under dim light conditions, and the authors measured significant increases ...
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