Stromal herpes simplex keratitis with dry eye disease now reduced recurrence through topical cyclosporin and punctual occlusion treatment

21931Two adjunctive treatments for stromal herpes simplex keratitis combined with dry eye disease reduced recurrences by similar amounts, researchers said.

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Onchocerciasis or river blindness - a worm bites you off to darkness

ts020024SCARED? You should be. This is a dreaded disease dear friend, and you might be vulnerable if you are residing in an area near to the river. This river blindness is contagious. So you need to be aware of this disease in order to be equipped with the precautionary measures, to save your eye from the worm bite.

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US army will help testing ophthalmic wound healing drug for RegeneRx

eye-ulcersRegeneRx 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.

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Eye drop MAXIDEX(dexamethasone) may make you blind: Beware

MaxidexWe have received a comment from an unknown person (WEL) who liked to warn every body about the out come of MAXIDEX(dexamethasone) drops by ALCON LABS. According to the fellow he (or she) lost the vision of an eye after using the product.

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Contact solution maker failed to report cases of potentially blinding infection

Timeline: Contact solution maker failed to report

Key dates in the outbreak of eye infections linked to Advanced Medical Optics' Complete MoisturePlus solution:

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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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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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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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AMO recalls Viscosurgical Device for excess endotoxin levels

Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. has recalled their AMO Healon D Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device (OVD), 30 mg/mL fill size syringes, for containing endotoxin levels above the required limit. This excess endotoxin can potentially cause eye inflammation or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) in patients after surgery.

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Contamination risk high in lenses

Israeli researchers find contact lenses are more at risk of contamination. The researchers find nearly one pathogen in two-thirds of 30 storage cases used by 16 people.

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