Will adenoviral conjunctivitis or epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) get cured by 5% betadine?

epidemic-keratoconjunctivitDo you believe that the age old common antiseptic is potent to cure such a malicious disease?

The news is certainly incredible. The research has been undertaken by Dr Daniel Goldberg and he feels that the research will prove fruitful. FDA has approved the use of 5% Betadine for treating EKC. Recently, Dr. Goldberg has invited doctors from all over the world to register for participation in establishing an effective protocol.

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Will you let marijuana to cure your glaucoma?

938-022marijuana-postersMarijuana (Cannabis) has been in the fore front of the newspaper headlines of late. Scientists and the medical practitioners are demanding the liberalization of the Marijuana Act, since it has been found that Marijuana cures many diseases esp. eye, stress etc. But the State and lawyers are foreseeing the danger which may cause a huge disaster to the society. The FDA is still in a dilemma. What is your pick?

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Lasik ads must be associated with possible risk factors: Warns FDA

Laser-eye-surgeryFDA warns that advertisements of Lasik surgeries should not be misleading and have to be truthful regarding associated risk factors.

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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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Herpetic Keratitis drug Ganciclovir from Sirion is waiting for FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already accepted for review a new Herpetic Keratitis drug Ganciclovirfor an eye treatment from Sirion Therapeutics Inc. The FDA has issued an action date in late fall of this year.

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Beware, opthalmic viscosurgical device of Advanced Medical Optics Inc. recalled, due to complain of intraocular inflammation

Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) received 66 adverse event reports associated with the recalled products.

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Think twice before using eyelash enhancers

Eyelash enhancers which is used to enhance the beauty of eyes may contain compounds that can cause serious eye complications like bloodshot eyes, blurry vision, inflammation etc. This is what Dr. Howard Weiss, Ophthalmologist comments on eyelash enhancer.

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FDA offers single medical device for treating two types of eye disease

Now there is a good news for the patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa as last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tracked a novel treatment "a capsule" which helps in protecting vision during these two diseases.

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New treatment is likely to cure Corneal disease - Keratoconus

Latest news reveals the development of new treatment for corneal disease called Keratoconus. This treatment is made by the researchers of Emory University in Atlanta. This special treatment is supposed to be a beneficial procedure for the patients as it stabilizes the cornea with reversing some of the other permanent changes in the integrity and curvature.

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Crystalens - The Smart Lens, Could be Used to Overcome Cataracts

Now people suffering from cataract can see clearly, near, far and everything, all thanks to special type of lens, called Crystalens. According to Dr. Carey T. Rowan, an cataract and laser surgeon, this brand of lens have an ability to be flexible along the muscles of the eye.
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This lens is the first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens. Crystalens uses the natural focusing ability of the eye and is the only presbyopia correcting lens of cataract patients that provides a single focal point throughout a continuous range of vision.

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