Its a story of a boy who saw himself treating people's eye in future. The boy is now none other than Dr. John Eigenbrodt, a name in eye care.
The Ministry of Health, China, claims today that the country has provided surgeries for 8.45 million cataract patients so far. Among the total list of cataract patients China in the last 20 years up to 2008, conducted 840,000 free treatments.
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Congenital retinal degeneration or retinal degeneration, a major cause of blindness, related to ageing can be repaired by the incorporation of stem cells. It has not been tested clinically till now, but has been successful in animal testing. It promises a bright future. Stem cell is all ready to set another array of success story in ophthalmic treatment.
RegeneRx has join hands with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense and Gabriel Sosne, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Wayne State University, to evaluate the ability of its eye drop formulation of Tß4 for preventing or reducing damage to the eye caused by exposure to chemical agents.
Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be treated by Acucela’s visual cycle modulator ACU-4429
Acucela Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, presently focusing on visual cycle modulation (VCM) to develop new methods for treating blinding eye diseases that affect tens of millions of people worldwide.
Children suffering from lazy eye syndrome may soon get rid of the ugly eye patch, courtesy a new computer therapy developed by researchers from Tel Aviv University.
Finally Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has given the permission to Allergen Inc. to sale its eye implant Ozurdex to treat macular edema.
Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital is setting up clinics in remote villages to enable accessibility of quality eye care to villagers and people living in remote areas.
World eye center claimed that its 13th branch, at Ankara, Turkey is the largest private eye hospital of the world.
The advent of the most recent diagnostic technique using a coherent light waves promises to revolutionize eye condition study or detection. It is compared to that with the ultrasound sonography in some ways or the other but a small technical difference. In the later sound waves are utilised for detection while in case of Optical Ocular Tomography coherent light waves are used.