Operation Miracle Vision would be reintroduced in Nevis

Hon. Hensley Daniel, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) assured local people about the reintroduction of  the Cuban based eye care programme.

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Implantable miniature telescope for End-Stage AMD received FDA approval

implantable-telescopeGood news for patients with untreatable end-stage age-related macular degeneration. Developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for individuals with age-related macular degeneration, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., announced today about the FDA approval of their Implantable telescope for End-Stage AMD.

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Beware, Blepharitis can injure your eye tissue

blepharitisIf you find your eye is swollen and red, sensitive to lights, and there is a feeling like something is there inside the eyes, vision is bit blurry, and difficult to open the eyes when you wake up in the morning, then you  might be suffering from Belpharitis.

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Top 10 painful eye conditions at a glance

painful-eyeThe eye is known to be one of the most sensitive organs in the body. Parts of the eyes are covered with pain receptors, which are designed to protect these vital organs. The number and sensitivity of these pain receptors can cause them to react and send pain signals to the brain from such minor changes as a gust of cold air or a grain of sand.

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Dry Age Related Macular Degenetation (AMD) drug shows positive result in phase 2 trial

NT-501, the lead product candidate of Neurotech Pharmaceutisals, inc., have successfully slowed down the loss of vision in a Phase 2 clinical trial, in patients suffering from macular degeneration along with geographic atrophy(GA). GA is a condition that destroys sharp central vision and causes serious vision loss to one or both eyes.

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Trachoma may be restricted through mass antibiotic administration

TrachomaNew study suggests that repeated rounds of mass antibiotic administration to children can control trachoma in all community residents as children are the main reservoir of the infection.

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Uveitis drug Voclosporin shows positive results in Phase 3 trials

uveitisVoclosporin is a next generation calcineurin inhibitor that Isotechnika has licensed to Lux for ophthalmic indications.

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Texas Medical Center determined to fight back children eye cancer

eye-cancerResearchers and physicians from Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Children’s Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicinea, have came together to to create the Retinoblastoma Centre of Houston to treat children who are suffering from the dreaded eye cancer.

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Electronic device promises partial eradication of blindness

Kathy-BlakeAlmost 100,000 people in United States are suffering from blindness due disease like retinitis pigmentosa. It is a hereditary disease that disable the photoreceptor cells- rods and cones, these cells helps to adjust in dim and bright light.

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10 ways how cataract can develop in younger eyes

young-age-cataractCataracts are a major health problem in the United States. There are more than one million cataracts extracted each year at a cost of more than $3 billion.

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