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Lasik Device To Correct Bifocal Vision Approved

... the surgeon cuts a flap in the outer layer of the cornea in order to remove a small amount of tissue. The flap is then replaced. According to the FDA, patients considering the CustomVue Monovision LASIK surgery should first wear monovision contact lenses to determine whether they can tolerate having one ey...

Novel Method of Adult Stem Cell Growth may Help to Treat Cornea Disorders

...f adult stem cell growth for its capacity to grow cornea stem cells in animal studies. Ana Fernandez Hor... growth technique for the treatment of diseases of cornea in 70 rabbits for the purpose of regaining the damaged epithelium, and thus restoring transparency t...

Soft Contacts Designed for Cone-Shaped Cornea

...than round. The apex shift from visual axis in the cornea causes people with the condition to see halos and ...er vision correction because they have a very thin cornea around the apex, so it's not an option. The only available treatment is to wear hard contact lenses ...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

... AK is an often severe, aching infection of the cornea that normally causes corneal scarring and at times blindness. "We began to look for possible contact lens-related causes for the sharp increase in cases, all in contact lens wearers, in this previously rare infection. In the last three and half yea...

Ban on Trade of Human Organs in China

...ply to transplants of human tissue, such as cells, cornea and marrow. Doctor found to be involved in trade of human organs will have their license revoked. Clinics found to trade in human organs will face a ban of at least three years. Officials who are convicted of trading in human organs will be s...

Playing Video Games Could Improve Eyesight

...ze of one's eye and the thickness and shape of the cornea and lens. But some visual defects are neural in nature, said Bevelier, author of the new study on vision and video games published in the journal Psychological Science. First-person shooter action games helped study subjects improve their spatial...

AAO Urges Athletes to Wear Protective Eyewear

...children. The injuries range from abrasions of the cornea and bruises of the lids to internal eye injuries, such as retinal detachments and internal bleeding. Unfortunately, some of these young athletes end up with permanent vision loss and blindness.” Many sports create risk for eye injuries; however pro...

Let Blind Eyes Be Opened - Stem Cell Therapy and Aniridia

...ince the limbal cells that keep the surface of the cornea clear and healthy are missing or few in number. ... sheet like growth, they are transplanted into the cornea of the patient and held down with amniotic membranes sourced from donated placentas. The membrane di...

Stem Cell Research Lab Coming Up in Jaipur

...cord injury, cancer, plastic surgery, urology, the cornea and multiple sclerosis. Revised projects would be taken by ICMR in its next meeting scheduled in the third week of this month. Stem cells are primal cells common to all multi-cellular organisms that retain the ability to renew themselves through ce...

PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective

... LASIK refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea without working directly on the outer surface of t...s for any eye correction surgery is to reshape the cornea so that it changes the focal point of the eye,” he said. “Ideally, the focal point is changed so tha...

Lasik or Lasek Surgery – Which One is Better

... Both surgeries employ lasers to cut flaps in the cornea and rectify the shape. Lasek (laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy) involves cutting only the external surface of the cornea. This helps in doing away with some of the potential flap problems that could arise from a deeper incision created during...

Study Compares LASIK and LASEK Eye Surgery

...as PRK. Unlike PRK, where the surface layer of the cornea is scraped away to allow the reshaping of the unde...lying cornea, with LASIK a flap is made in the top cornea layer to permit access to the underlying cornea. LASIK avoids most of the problems of corneal haze, ...

Eye Surgeries Remain Cancelled Due To TASS Outbreak In Toronto

... even lead to glaucoma, torn and detached retinas, cornea damage, loss of sight etc., but in majority of patients suffering from this disease after two days of surgery, it gets resolved by itself or with the help of anti-inflammatory treatment within a week or 2. The TASS outbreak started invading North A...

Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein

...ce potentially blinding blood vessel growth in the cornea following an eye injury //or even surgery by over ...-floating receptor recently shown to help keep the cornea clear by taking up and effectively neutralizing VEGF. Although other molecules have an anti-angiogen...

Receptors involved in corneal clarity identified

...f vision obstructing blood vessels, thus keeps the cornea clear. According to the researchers, this discov...he molecule is an amazing finding". He added: "The cornea is widely used by scientists who hope to study how blood vessels grow or how to inhibit the growth o...

Blindness cases in China on the rise

...vince. According to him, pearl eye, glaucoma and cornea disease are mainly responsible for blindness. The ultraviolet rays damage the lens in the eye causing pearl eye."People should reduce outdoor activities under the burning sun or wear sunglasses," he said. Regular eye-check-ups for diabetics, develo...

Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?

...is an infection that causes an inflammation of the cornea and can lead to vision loss. Wearing contact lenses overnight or improper care or cleaning further increases the risk of infection from contacts. The risk of bacterial keratitis has changed little over the years for contact lens wearers and is the sa...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

...ds to invert. The eyelashes cause abrasions on the cornea producing scars leading to blindness. The infection spreads through flies, and hand to eye contact. Unhygienic conditions in the poor villages of Asia and Africa have kept the bacteria on a rampage. Almost quarter of the older people who are affect...

Herpes Infects Cornea, Evades Immune Cells

Herpes virus has an unusual strategy for infecting cornea cells that may also explain how it evades the immu...cases, the virus penetrates the first layer of the cornea to infect an inner layer, the stroma, making the disease much more difficult to treat. Effective t...

Blinding-Disease Surgery Is Done Safely in Villages, by Nonphysicians

.... Left untreated, the constant irritation of the cornea by the inward-turning eyelashes — possibly in combination with secondary bacterial infections — eventually leads to blindness. Even before vision is destroyed, the disease is painful and disabling, confining many of those afflicted to their homes. ...

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