Do 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.
What a disaster, invaluable donated eye found to be useless due to transit delay
N.C. Eye Bank is claimed to be the provider of most corneas of any in world. As per 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.
Contact 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.
Australian scientists have invented a very simple but ground breaking procedure to help improved vision of people who are suffering from damage cornea.
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.
Cornea 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.
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.
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.
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.