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Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

...nd adults who are blind due to a cloudy or damaged cornea are seeing some remarkable results thanks to a new...e vision of a group of people for whom traditional cornea transplants usually fail. The new work, supported in part by Research to Prevent Blindness, mirrors ...

An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels

...design, fabricate and characterize a bioengineered cornea based on the dual-network hydrogel. The result was...ung calls the pores engineered into his artificial cornea the "homes" he built for cells that need to infiltrate the artificial lens and integrate it with sur...

Leading reason for corneal transplants comes into focus

...Late in life, the dystrophy causes swelling of the cornea and can severely affect vision, making it impossib...sease with men and women equally affected, and the cornea had smaller, finer bumps." Gottsch is looking to one day use various gene therapies to suppress t...

Intrinsic eye protein halts angiogenesis

...vidence that unravels the mystery of how a healthy cornea remains clear and free of blood vessels, which is ...splantation. "The standard paradigm has been the cornea is avascular because it has lots of anti-angiogenic molecules and it does," Balamurali Ambati said. ...

Study shows how 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...

Results with newer bladeless LASIK equivalent to standard microkeratome LASIK

...rsightedness or astigmatism by reshaping the eye's cornea to alter the way the eye refracts light. LASIK inv...icrokeratome LASIK. Backscatter is haziness in the cornea that is usually invisible to the naked eye and is identified through testing in a physician's office...

Promising cell protein may play role in infection and dry eye

...p130 in the nucleus of the epithelial cells in the cornea and conjunctiva. According to the researchers, th...ssion of the protein between the epithelium of the cornea and conjunctiva cells," says Massaro-Giordano, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, cataract and...

Scientists discover why cornea is transparent and free of blood vessels, allowing vision

...body to stimulate the growth of blood vessels. The cornea has long been known to have the remarkable and unu...ontrollably, since this phenomenon, present in the cornea normally, can be used therapeutically in other tissues. "This is a very significant discovery," sa...

Australian first to save sight

... place at that time I could have come back and the cornea would have still been there for me," Mrs O'Kane said. Mrs O'Kane, who eventually underwent a transplant in July 2005, said the improvement in her sight was remarkable, enabling her to enjoy life to the full. "I can even see the freckles on my grand...

Scientists characterize proteome of human cornea

...r Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journal. The cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped window that covers...hough it is clear and seems to lack substance, the cornea is actually a highly organized group of cells and proteins. Its functions include shielding the eye ...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...ty years in both my eyes," Phifer says. "A regular cornea wouldn't work because of the severity of damage to...ings that I want to read." While many people with cornea damage are eligible to become candidates for standard human cornea transplants, some cannot tolerate...

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