Eye Care News – Monthly Newsletter March 2011

Drugs to treat age-related blindness

WASHINGTON - Scientists have come up with new ways to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — the most prevalent type of blindness among the elderly — after figuring out one of its primary causes. Researchers at the University of Kentucky, US, compared eyes donated by deceased AMD patients with those of healthy individuals. The ... Read more >>>.

Eye Care News – Monthly Newsletter January 2011

Surgeon for Lasik Surgery Arrested for showing Negligence

NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) — This is the first time in the history of lasik surgery that a lasik surgeon is arrested due to showing negligence during surgery. Tomoo Mizoguchi, 49, of Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in injury. This is the first time a surgeon who performs the Lasik .... Source  : Surgeon for Lasik Surgery Arrested for showing Negligence.

Eye Care News – Monthly Newsletter November 2010

Chile miners to be given sunglasses to protect their retinas from ultraviolet rays

LONDON - The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have reportedly started a regime designed for fighter pilots to prepare them for their ascent to the surface, and would be provided with 450 dollar (280 pounds) sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sunlight when ... Read more >>>.

Eye Care News – Monthly Newsletter October 2010

Rogue gene causes short-sightedness

LONDON - Scientists have identified a rogue gene that causes myopia or shortsightedness, paving the way for eye drops that could prevent or halt the condition. Within 10 years, these eye drops could be commonplace, sparing millions the inconvenience of contact lenses, spectacles and laser surgery. Myopia or blurred vision of distant objects is .... Original source  : Rogue gene causes short-sightedness.

Eye Care News – Monthly Newsletter September 2010

Now, an artificial cornea from China

BEIJING - Chinese scientists are cultivating human cells in a laboratory in a bid to produce artificial cornea, bringing hope to over five million people suffering from corneal blindness in the country. The cornea, a vulnerable shield protecting the eye, plays a key role in creating vision. The team from Ocean University of China (OUC) is ... Read more »»».

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