Ophthalmology

Eye surgeon uses stem cells to repair damaged corneas

In Hyderabad, India, Sayan Basu is using stem cells in a pilot project to restore the eyesight of patients with damaged corneas. If proven successful, the procedure could mean that Indian citizens can avoid long waiting lists ...

Ophthalmology

Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease

A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), a common eye disease, without the potential side effects and cost of the current standard of care, a cornea ...

Ophthalmology

Curve-eye-ture: How to grow artificial corneas

Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, and the University of California have developed a new method to grow curved human corneas improving the quality and transparency - solely by controlling the behaviour of cells in a ...

Genetics

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 ...

Ophthalmology

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. The cornea is the ...

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