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Non surgical treatment for Keratoconus – latest advancement with eye drops

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IVMED-80 (iVeena), which has received an orphan drug designation from the FDA. This  drug  has copper as an active ingredient, to enhance the activity of lysyl oxidase. Keratoconus occurs, Dr. Ambati explained, when there is a deficiency of natural crosslinks in the cornea, which is associated with lysyl oxidase mutations. Donor tissue that had been

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Endophthalmitis – eye infection IOP – eye pressure

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A novel innovation to Alter the refractive index of the eye through Laser. Scott MacRae, MD, Rochester, New York, introduced laser-induced refractive index change (LIRIC, Clerio Vision) as an innovation that he said has the potential to be a better, safer way to refine optics of the eye. It could be used to revolutionize refractive

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Glaucoma

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A new innovation in Glaucoma treatment. The Beacon Aqueous Microshunt (MicroOptix) –  the brain child of David Brown, MD, 20 years in development-is 3.1 mm in length with an external flange width of 7 mm. It is implanted into a paracentesis-like incision, allowing aqueous to flow through a central channel.  Mitigation against retrograde flow of

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A New corneal implant device useful for failed Cornea transplant

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KeraKlear, invented by Yichieh Shiuey, MD, Palo Alto, California. Since he was a resident, Dr. Shiuey said he wondered, "What if we could achieve the results of the Boston KPro without the complications and avoid the need for donor tissue?" Currently, there are limits to treating world corneal blindness, Dr. Shiuey said: lack of donor

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Cosmetics that impact Dry Eye Disease

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Numerous beauty procedures and cosmetics applied on or near the eyes can cause or exacerbate dry eye, according to specialists, In extreme cases. These products and procedures can cause permanent damage to the ocular surface, meibomian glands, and eyelashes, so ophthalmologists need to be aware of these potential dry eye culprits, said the speakers of

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What is a Cataract?

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Like a camera, the eye sees when light enters it. Inside your eye is a natural clear lens, much like the lens of a camera. It focuses the light rays coming through the pupil onto the retina at the back of the eye. The different parts of the retina collect this light and send a

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Low Vision Devices

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Low vision is not defined by specific acuity limits. It is a condition that involves a minimal ability to see , which is unresolved or uncorrected by traditional eye glasses, contact lenses or corrective surgery. However, “persons with low vision may be helped to use their residual vision with special visual devices”. Low vision is

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Community Based Rehabilitation: Approach to Multiple Disabilities

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Introduction The previous article in this series dealt with understanding disabilities and their impact on the affected person and community. It also highlighted the modalities of rehabilitation interventions for visually disabled persons. The unique feature of CBR programmers is that the persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are identified through a Door-to-Door survey in the target area,

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The Dry Eye Syndrome

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Dry eye syndrome or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a frequently encountered ocular problem. Dry eye syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by deficient tear production or excessive tear evaporation resulting in ocular discomfort. In addition to the term dry eye, which is now established worldwide, the specific term “ocular surface and tear disorder” has been

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Oral, Topical Beta-Blockers Linked to higher Incidence of Nuclear Cataract

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The use of certain antihypertensive medications and beta-blockers was associated with an increased incidence of certain types of cataract and cataract surgery, according to results of a long-term study recently published in the British journal of Ophthalmology. While other studies in the past had produced inconsistent results, the current study examined the association over a

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