HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
JRRD releases single-topic issue focused on vision rehabilitation

Migration and proliferation of retinal pigment epithelium on extracellular matrix ligands, pg. 713

Our goal is to develop a surgical treatment that will improve vision for patients with agerelated macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the most common cause of blindness among people over age 55 in the United States (including veterans). In most AMD patients with severe visual loss, abnormal blood vessels grow under the central retina (the area that provides high resolution vision) and cause bleeding, scarring, and blindness. If surgical excision of the abnormal vessels can be combined with resurfacing of the dissection area by the patient's own retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE), then vision might be restored postoperatively. We studied the ability of young versus old RPE cells to grow in cell culture on surfaces that contain proteins believed to foster RPE migration and proliferation. We found that old as well as young RPE cells can grow in cell culture on surfaces that contain appropriate extracellular matrix ligands. These results will guide us in developing techniques to provide sight-restoring treatment for patients with exudative AMD.

Status of the feline retina 5 years after subretinal implantation, pg. 723

The long-term biocompatibility and durability of retinal prosthetics are essential components of a viable clinical device. In this study, we report results obtained 5 years following implantation of normal adult cats with a subretinal microphotodiode array. All implants functioned throughout the study period. Small changes in retinal function and morphology were noted that could be attributed to surgical manipulation or the presence of a solid device in the subretinal space. No indications of rejection of the prosthesis existed. Clinical trials to determine whether visual improvements exist in patients implanted with subretinal devices of similar design are in progress, while animal studies address the mechanisms that m
'"/>

Contact: Dore Mobley
dore@vard.org
410-962-1800 x229
Journal of Rehabilitation Research
11-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. NIAID releases MDR/XDR Tuberculosis research agenda
2. JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
3. American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources
4. The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology
5. Osteoarthritis initiative releases first data
6. ESC releases updated Guidelines for the Management of Stable Angina Pectoris
7. The ESC releases guidance document on Cardiac Rhythm Management product performance
8. Heart Rhythm Society releases draft recommendations on pacemakers, ICDs on April 26
9. ACP releases annual report on The State of the Nations Health Care
10. USP releases national report
11. CIHR releases research results to inform the development of benchmarks for wait times

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Date aired: July 17th, 2017 , Guest: Rose Hong, Executive ... immigrants before her, Rose Hong came to America to realize a dream. Like millions ... loving parents who made sure their daughter got to the U.S. Once here, Hong ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... ... ... For over 20 years Sealy Baby has been creating crib mattresses that help ... in using some of nature’s best materials while integrating today’s latest comfort technologies to ... and crib bedding for infants and toddlers. We are thrilled that ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... ... July 28, 2017 , ... ... Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, is proud to announce the return of ... , Those interested in learning more about the mystical world of shamanism, nature ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Trusted ... patients with sleep apnea in Wayne, NJ to receive custom treatment ... treat their sleep apnea with the use of custom-crafted oral appliances. Highly-trained in ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... ... TransPanel Volume 4 is a collection of animating panel transitions made for ... that contain between 2 and 6 animated panels. Change the direction of panels vertically ... 4 makes editing easy in Final Cut Pro X. , TransPanel Volume 4 is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... , July 21, 2017 Did you know that ... in 2016? Or that combined spending on brand medicines, generics and ... spending, with brands accounting for just half of this (7 percent)? ... two thirds of the world,s venture capital investments in high-growth biopharmaceutical ... ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... , July 14, 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  Members of its senior management team ... markets open at 8:30 a.m. ET. The dial-in ... (866) 497-0462, International (678) 509-7598, and the passcode is 45397076. Please ... A replay of the call ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... 2017 CarpalAID is a revolutionary new product that relieves ... Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million people a ... of men. The common methods of treating CTS are painful surgery, ... braces or gloves. ... CarpalAID is a clear patch worn on the palm ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: