News tagged with corneal transplantation
Development of new cornea endothelial cell lines provides powerful tool for understanding corneal cell biology
Human corneal endothelial cells (HCEnCs) form a monolayer of hexagonal cells whose main function is to maintain corneal clarity by regulating corneal hydration. Cell loss due to aging or corneal endothelial disorders, such ...
Ophthalmology Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. ...
Ophthalmology Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study from the University of Reading has established that a prosthetic cornea made from human cells is the best model for testing how irritants and toxins cause eye injuries.
Ophthalmology May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. These eye conditions ...
Genetics Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk. ...
Genetics Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Decorative tinted contact lenses will be popular accessories this Halloween, but a Loyola University Medical Center optometrist is warning that improper use could cause severe eye damage.
Ophthalmology Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Blindness is often caused by corneal diseases. The established treatment is a corneal transplant, but in many cases this is not possible and donor corneas are often hard to come by. In the future, an artificial ...
Medical research Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Ocular Systems, Inc. (OSI), Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the North Carolina Eye Bank have formed a new company based on a promising new technology aimed at engineering replacement corneas in the lab for transplantation.
Ophthalmology Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A national consortium of researchers has published new findings that could change the standard of practice for those treating Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a disease characterized by cornea swelling that can ...
Ophthalmology Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0