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Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

...ant improvement of both objective signs of VKC and keratitis in treated patients. Both doses were safe and we...spectively). Similarly, improvement in superficial keratitis was statistically significant with Vekacia(R) 0.05% versus vehicle (p=0.0176). At one month of stu...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

...nthamoeba keratitis. Co-infection with a bacterial keratitis is common both in contact lens cases and on the co... May 29, 2007, 138 cases of suspected Acanthamoeba keratitis are under investigation by the CDC and public health authorities around the United States. Federal a...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

...s solution is very strongly linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare severe eye infection. The study, by University of Illinois researchers, has been published online by the American Journal of Ophthalmology. AK is an often severe, aching infection of the cornea that normally causes corneal scarring...

Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?

...udy in Lancet shows the lifetime risk of bacterial keratitis to be 1 in 100 for contact lenses worn daily. Bacterial keratitis is an infection that causes an inflammation of the cornea and can lead to vision loss. Wearing conta...

Molecule responsible for age associated macular degeneration identified

...tributes to a host of diseases including glaucoma, keratitis and other eye diseases as well as Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, autism and end-stage renal disease. He discovered many chemical transformations that occur as a result of lipid oxidation, and generated some of the first molecular tools that ha...

Corneal infections Linked to External Contamination

...ly found in soil and plants. The disease microbial keratitis is a rare and serious infection which can lead to ...on treatment. The annual incidence of microbial keratitis has been found to be four to 21 per 10,000 soft contact lens wearers, according to the Journal of th...

Investigations Reveal That Infections Due To Contact lens Could Cause Blindness

...acing a new and unprecedented outbreak of fusarium keratitis and that this is the first time that such an outbr... By highlighting this serious outbreak of fusarium keratitis among contact lens wearers in Singapore, we hope to alert physicians and other eye-care clinicians w...

Reports Characterize Fungal Eye Infections Among Soft Contact Lens Wearers

...ution in south Florida, only three cases of fungal keratitis associated with contact lenses were seen between 1...ller School of Medicine, report 34 cases of fungal keratitis among soft contact lens wearers from January 2004 to April 2006. The researchers reviewed all 34 pa...

Mystery Behind Lens Cleansing Solution and Eye Infection Unresolved

...nd lens solution, feels that the cause of Fusarium keratitis infection is not emanating from the product or the solution. ReNU solution apparently caused the problem amongst its users in both Hong Kong and Singapore. ReNu with MoistureLoc, the company’ s product that stirred a controversy has been withdrawn ...

Eye Hygiene Crucial To Keep Fungus at Bay

...on was spurring a fungus infection called Fusarium keratitis , known to affect the cornea. There were nearly 10...s of cases reported have risen to 176. Fusarium keratitis is considered potentially dangerous, causing widespread damage to the cornea and even blindness, if ...

Alarm Raised for Contact Lens Wearers

...ers must be warned because the infection, fusarium keratitis could cause blindness in the patients if left untreated. The public as well as eye care professionals must be aware and alert to quickly diagnose and begin treatment of this dangerous eye disease. Doctors have advised all contact lens wearers to ...

US On Alert After Outbreak Of Corneal Infections

...hat they are investigating three cases of Fusarium keratitis -- a severe corneal fungal infection that has rece... unfolding as we speak." Treatment for Fusarium keratitis includes anti-fungal medication. However, some patients have reportedly experienced a significant lo...

Rare Fungus Infection, Not Due to Our Products, Says Bausch & Lomb

...nd lens solution, feels that the cause of Fusarium keratitis infections is not emanating from the product or the solution. ReNU solution apparently caused the problem amongst its users in both Hong Kong and Singapore. The company has also faced requests to remove the product from the shelves, though a spokeswo...

Reduce eye infection through new-age contact lenses

It is possible to reduce eye infections like keratitis by wearing the latest silicone hydro gel lenses fo...have varied results on the incidence of non-severe keratitis and severe keratitis. The researchers had observed contact lens wearers for a 12-month hospital bas...

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