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Stem cell transplantation of eye

...ng in limbal stem cell deficiency characterised by corneal blindness. The advantages of this procedure were use of patient's own tissue from the healthy eye to treat the diseased one avoiding the risk rejection, which is generally the case with cadaveric tissue....

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...cedure offers an effective and safe alternative to corneal laser correction. The implanted lens will be more expensive than laser eye surgery....

Drooping eyelids more common in men

...s can lead to severe irritation of the eye, and to corneal damage. Outward rotation of the eyelid, or ectropion, also leads to irritation, both of the eye and the eyelid. As the tear duct is no longer in contact with the surface of the eye, there is also no way for the eye to remove tears easily. Correctiv...

Stem cell transplantation of eye

...ng in limbal stem cell deficiency characterised by corneal blindness. The advantages of this procedure were use of patient's own tissue from the healthy eye to treat the diseased one avoiding the risk rejection, which is generally the case with cadaveric tissue....

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

...f these were linked directly to the airbag. More corneal abrasions were noted among those exposed to an airbag. But the researchers found that the severity of eye injury was actually reduced by deployment of an airbag. Other eye injuries were caused by the windshield, instrument panel and steering wheel....

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

...lications like bulging, incomplete eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, and loss of visual acuity associate...tions. They measured the degree of eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, gain of visual acuity, bulging, migration of implant, and the extrusion of implants o...

Artificially made protein to inhibit angiogenesis

...ew protein, when applied to animals suffering from corneal injury or skin cancer called melanoma, reduced the...lar degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and tumors, corneal injuries etc. The research was published in the last issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmolo...

New contact lens materials

...ia, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to bind to the corneal surface cells and potentially initiate infection.T...complications among contact-lens wearers have been corneal ulcerationand infection, which can lead to permanent visual loss. He said that this is the first r...

Lasik surgery effective in correcting vision

...eye examination including refraction of your eyes, corneal topography, pachymetry and retinal evaluation, to ...ter guided Exlimer laser to accurately reshape the corneal tissue. The laser will only be used for about a minute. Then doctor will carefully put the flap back...

A Drop a day Can Keep Glaucoma At Bay

... with glaucoma requires treatment. Factors such as corneal thickness, age, and general health should be considered when determining who should be treated rather than solely relying on race. Results of a 22-center study shows only 8.4 percent of black participants who received eye drops developed glaucoma. I...

Lymph Cell Growth In Eyes Related To Macrophages

...tween macrophages and lymph vessels while studying corneal transplants in mice. They had become aware of lymph vessels that seemed to be forming “in place,” away from those produced at the edge of the cornea. They also noticed that these lymph vessels disappeared after the wounds were healed. Because the cel...

The Looming Controversy Surrounding Facial Transplant

...0 surgeries since then and has a lot more to go. A corneal transplant done in 2003 enabled her to see through her left eye in 2003. She is now one among the 20 patients to have approached Dr. Peter Butler for a face transplant believed to take place next year. While the proposed recipients are awaiting cle...

Contact Lenses Implicated in Fungal Infections

...ce May last year to 22. All patients have suffered corneal infections and the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) has treated 19 such cases. Almost all patients used Bausch and Lomb's (B&L) ReNu with MoistureLoc solution and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is investigating the same. B&L said that it w...

Single Dose Of Azithromycin Could Cure Trichiasis

... In Trichiasis, the eyelid turns inward and causes corneal scarring, which results in loss of vision or blindness. It is caused by trachoma, which is a preventable infection of the eye. “This clinical trial was relatively inexpensive to conduct, and produced results that may well save the vision of millions ...

US On Alert After Outbreak Of Corneal Infections

A severe corneal infection, which is linked with contact lens weare...ting three cases of Fusarium keratitis -- a severe corneal fungal infection that has recently been linked to soft contact lens use. Optometrists in Florida ...

Alarm Raised for Contact Lens Wearers

...and cleansing solution has been linked to a severe corneal fungal infection, which if left untreated can cause blindness//. Optometry doctors in the U.S have urged contact lens wearers to take proper precautions to prevent this. Bausch & Lomb Inc. has stopped shipping their ReNu with MoistureLoc brand ...

Light at the end of the tunnel for patients suffering Keratoconus.

...ertainly ease off. It is estimated that nearly 300 corneal transplants take place in Victoria each year, and 50% of these transplants are for patients with keratoconus. ...

Eye Patches Could Delay Healing In Corneal Abrasions

...ital in East Melbourne, Australia says that simple corneal abrasions need not be treated by patching the eye....ials of 1014 patients who had a simple, uninfected corneal abrasion. It was found that patients who were treated without patching the eye had faster healing ti...

Women Afflicted With Dry Eyes As They Approach Menopause

...fects tear production, or conditions that decrease corneal sensation, such as LASIK eye surgery, long-term contact lens wear and diabetes," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gilbard, of the Harvard Medical School. He said that the best approach to treat it was to use eye drops and eat omega-3 fatty acid-rich food so as to...

PAI-2 Plays a Pivotal Role in Eye Infections

...eins and PAI-2: a physiological crosstalk in human corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells,’ in Cell Death ...he different expression profiles of PAI-2 in human corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells.’ Source: Eureklert...

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