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Nanoparticle in the Treatment of Glaucoma

... article that while barely 1-3 percent of existing glaucoma medicines penetrate into the eye, earlier experiments with nanoparticles have shown not only high penetration rates but also little patient discomfort. The miniscule size of the nanoparticles makes them less abrasive than some of the complex polymers...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...cluding severe autism, inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma and epilepsy. The 12-year-old girls parents demand payment under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a no-fault system that has a $US2.5 billion ($A2.9 billion) fund built up from a tax on vaccines of 75 cents a dose. On Monday, an ex...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

NIH's National Eye Institute is seeking to raise glaucoma awareness among Mexican-Americans, who have a high...ks over age 40 and people with a family history of glaucoma all face a higher risk for the disease. Five percent of Hispanics have primary open-angle glaucoma, ...

Many Elders in US Not Treated for Glaucoma

... older Americans diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) are not treated medically or surgically for...icare patients. The researchers examined trends in glaucoma medication use and surgeries among adults aged 65 and older by analyzing data collected from 1992 th...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

...cluding severe autism, inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma and epilepsy. The 12-year-old girls parents demand payment under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a no-fault system that has a $US2.5 billion ($A2.9 billion) fund built up from a tax on vaccines of 75 cents a dose. The battle roy...

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized

... prescriptions for marijuana if their patients had glaucoma or were undergoing chemotherapy, but it was largely toothless because no pharmacies carry the drug. Opponents are concerned that allowing use of the drug for medical use could send mixed messages to children....

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

NIH's National Eye Institute is seeking to raise glaucoma awareness among Mexican-Americans, who have a high...ks over age 40 and people with a family history of glaucoma all face a higher risk for the disease. Five percent of Hispanics have primary open-angle glaucoma, ...

New Agent to Fight Genetic Disorders Found

...erol, polycystic kidney disease, some instances of glaucoma and colorectal cancer, and neurofibromatosis, among others. "Zorro-LNA is a new substance that targets DNA and turns off genes," said co-author Edvard Smith of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. "It has the potential of becoming a new drug for the...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

NIH's National Eye Institute is seeking to raise glaucoma awareness among Mexican-Americans,// who have a hi...ks over age 40 and people with a family history of glaucoma all face a higher risk for the disease. Five percent of Hispanics have primary open-angle glaucoma, ...

Let Blind Eyes Be Opened - Stem Cell Therapy and Aniridia

...iseases normally associated with old age - such as glaucoma or cataracts - when they are young. Aniridia results in near blindness since the limbal cells that keep the surface of the cornea clear and healthy are missing or few in number. The revolutionary treatment to restore sight caused by the absence ...

Glaucoma: Silently Stealing Sight from Millions

...n 40 * Hispanics * People with a family history of glaucoma * Anybody older than 60 * People with adverse heal...he second leading cause of blindness in the world, glaucoma accounts for 12 percent of blindness in the United States. And with a rapidly aging Baby Boom genera...

Military College to Set Up Stem Cell Research Centre

...cure even presently incurable eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration," he said.Stem cells could be obtained from three sources: embryonic cells, adult cells (bone marrow) and umbilical cord blood cells from the placenta. Lab tests carried out by scientists, Admiral Singh said, revealed that y...

Blindness cases in China on the rise

... Shandong Province. 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 diabet...

Weightlifting Could Enhance Glaucoma Risk

...ghtlifting may increase eye pressure, thus risk of glaucoma is also enhanced//. Their report was published i...rked that rise in intraocular pressure might boost glaucoma risk.However, the study was carried out only once and the subsequent development of glaucoma is not ...

Flying Eye Hospital Brings Hope for Eye Patients in Africa

...poor," said a young woman as she waited to undergo glaucoma surgery. "I hope after the surgery, my vision will improve," she said. These are just two of more than 60 handled by the hospital in almost three weeks in Ghana. Douglas Gordon and his team of some 30 surgeons, ophthalmic nurses and technicians h...

Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk of Glaucoma in Women

...e 2 diabetes is associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of glaucoma//, accoun...aucoma. As of 2002, Medicare provides coverage for glaucoma screenings in beneficiaries with diabetes, helping to enhance access for this group who may be at ri...

Abdul Kalam Moved by Orissa Topper’s Eye Disorde

...edical, diagnostic and surgical care for cataract, glaucoma and squint treatment, an official of the institute said. (Source: IANS)...

Glaucoma Camp Held

Madurai, June 4. A free glaucoma medical camp was organized by the Aravind Eye Hosp... According to a press release from the hospital, glaucoma would affect people above 40. There was a possibility of diabetic, blood pressure and myopia patient...

'Oncomodulin'- Path To Nerve Regeneration

...y to treat disabling and untreatable diseases like glaucoma and spinal cord injury. ...

Drug Combinations Could Be Dangerous

...etamol, when taken with drugs that treat epilepsy, glaucoma or tuberculosis, can cause serious liver damage. Calcium supplements for example, neutralise the effect of certain substances used against osteoporosis. Sellerberg also cautions patients that food too can have an effect on the drugs they are taking...

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