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Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...ssue surrounding the implant or the development of glaucoma due to preexisting imperfections in the draining mechanics of the eye, according to Afshari. Infections are always a risk, which is why every patient must adhere to a strict daily regimen of antibiotic eye drops. With regular maintenance ?including ...

Scientists focus on 'dwarf eye'

...s secondary complications later in life, including glaucoma or detached retina, are far more severe and can lead to complete blindness." One such patient with nanophthalmos, an Amish-Mennonite woman who was blind in one eye, came to the Wilmer Eye Institute in 1998 for treatment. By reconstructing the woman'...

Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

...erely misshapen corneas, or congenital causes like glaucoma that have damaged the cornea. Aquavella said the advent of a trouble-free artificial cornea or K-Pro is good news for those patients. "In the past, people have thought that keratoprosthesis, or an artificial cornea, was only for patients who were ...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating 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 polymer...

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