News tagged with corneas

Stem cells can repair a damaged cornea

A new cornea may be the only way to prevent a patient going blind – but there is a shortage of donated corneas and the queue for transplantation is long. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, ...

Mar 05, 2012
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Research focuses on common cause of blindness

(Medical Xpress) -- Vision scientist Royce Mohan is focusing in on a treatment for corneal fibrosis, an irreversible pathogenic mechanism associated with the second-leading cause of blindness in the world. ...

Dec 13, 2011
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Gene found in humans, mice protects cornea transparency

A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood ...

Dec 12, 2011
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