“Right to see the world” - claimed Indian ex- President Kalam

kalamDo you ever considered this fact that people must have the right to avail all the health facilities available in the country? When it comes to eye care the concern is much bigger. Here is a piece which shows our very popular ex-President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam fights for the cause.

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Donated eyes go useless after delay in transit

donated-eyes-to-give-sightWhat a disaster, invaluable donated eye found to be useless due to transit delay

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Eye bank that provides most corneas for transplant

N.C. Eye Bank is claimed to be the provider of most corneas of any in world. As percornea the statistics the eye bank provided corneas for 3,440 transplants in 2008, the most of any eye bank in the world, according to the Eye Bank Association of America.

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600 eye fungus lawsuits silently managed by Bausch & Lomb for over $250 million

eye-fungusContact lens and optical product maker Bausch & Lomb has quietly managed to settle nearly 600 fungal-infection lawsuits for $250 million plus. While dozens more individual claims yet to be resolved.

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Damaged cornea repaired by stem cell coated contact lens

Australian scientists have invented a very simple but ground breaking procedure to help improved vision of people who are suffering from damage cornea.

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Retina could be repair and restore by stem cell therapy

Presently stem cell transplantation is getting huge popularity for restoring sight. Scientists from the University of Louisville claimed that they have find that by successfully generating new cells in retina, stem cells can restore damage retinal tissue.

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LUMITECT™ (LX201) the only drug to prevent corneal transplant rejection is ready for phase 3 trial

corneal-transplantCornea is generally a tissue that is not vascularized, does not contain blood vessels and thus is less prone to acute rejection, the rate of rejection reactions in high risk corneal transplant patients is in the range of 50 percent over one year.

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Corneal blindness could be cured by stem cell therapy

Vision loss is a serious condition that dramatically affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataract in overall importance.

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Indian eye hospital launched bladeless Zyoptix lasik technology for corneal surgery

Lotus Eye Care Hospital (Coimbatore, India) launched this 1.5 crore equipment to treat conical cornea and corneal transplant with a 100-percent blade-free technology. It is a fully integrated personalized correction system that helps patients achieves better quality vision.

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Treatment for two eye conditions: keratoconus and ectasia

At present both the eye conditions keratoconus and ectasia are medically untreatable, corneal transplantation is necessary  to get rid of these conditions.
These conditions share almost fifteen percent of the total corneal transplantation in US.

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