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New discovery may help transplants survive
...ed to use steroid drops which can cause glaucoma, cataract
development, and infection -- for years. Even then, many corneal transplants fail, and their failure can cause devastating vision loss. If transplants are placed in eyes suffering from inflammation (caused by a full-blown immune response to the origi...
New diagnostic technology helps justify earlier cataract surgery
..., offers a widely accepted means for corroborating cataract
patients' vision complaints, which may lead to ear...rors that show up as glare and other problems that cataract
patients experience. This will give insurance companies a reliable and widely accepted means of tes...
Lens replacement material may improve cataract treatment, eliminate bifocals
...apsular bag. Such a strategy would help not only cataract
patients but also could be used to treat presbyopi...very small injection hole would be required during cataract
or other lens replacement surgery so that patients undergoing the operation would not require stitch...
Hebrew University researchers develop method to improve neutraceutical absorption
...ulation of cholesterol), and lutein (which retards cataract
growth). A cooking oil which can lower cholesterol in the blood has been developed and is in the early stages of being introduced to the market. Yissum, a private company wholly owned by the university, serves as a bridge between the university and...
New antibacterial coating may prolong contact lens life
...ataracts and inactivation of the AIDS virus. After cataract
surgery, secondary cataracts can form around the new plastic lens that's inserted in the eye, Reid explained. "Having the selenium on the surface of the lens, the new lens, interferes with the growth factors that promote the growth of those [secondar...
Glaucoma leading cause of blindness in Hispanics
...e of 0.20 percent. Among people age 65 and older, cataract
was the leading cause of visual impairment, with a prevalence of 3 percent, followed by age-related macular degeneration (0.92 percent) and glaucoma (0.46 percent). In the second study, of uncorrected visual impairment, 8 percent of study participan...
The genetics of aging: New study says cell division errors may be the common link
...s disease, as well as being implicated in juvenile cataract
formation; hyaluronic acid synthase and matrix metalloproteinase, both of which play a role in arthritis; and COX-2, a key enzyme necessary for kidney, heart and ovary function. Altered expression of these genes may contribute to age-related breast c...
Researchers call for doubling of RDA on vitamin C
...d mortality from cancer,cardiovascular disease and cataract
- in addition to scurvy - must be used ascriteria for determining vitamin C requirements," said Balz Frei, professor anddirector of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute. The totality of evidence from human studies strongly suggests a dietaryintake o...
Research Shows Wrong Activity Worse Than No Activity In Developing Brain
...a change in the brain, so it persists even whenthe cataract
is removed. For some time, the weakening between connections in the brain following"one eye" deprivation was considered a consequence of inactivity in the eye. In fact, the eyeremains active even with the eyelids closed. The differ...
More Than $7.5 Million For Research
...rojects include: A new surgical tool to aid in cataract
surgery (U. of Wisc.); Treating diabetes mellitus (Duke U.); Preventing the spread of cancer throughthe bloodstream (Johns Hopkins U.); Healing spinal cord injuries with a spinal graft (U. of Toronto) andregenerating nerve cells (CWRU; U. of ...
Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women
...earslowers risk of lens opacities that can lead to cataract
surgery in older women. The study appears in the O...two." Of the 247 women who had no prior history of cataract
and for whom the researchers hadcomplete lens examination data, 59 (24%) had clear lenses, 156 (63%)...
NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support
...ill examine the role of antioxidants in preventing cataract
development in persons with diabetes. A key aim of this study will be to determine if antioxidants can prevent the production of specific toxic compounds found in the lens of the diabetic eye. The ODS will cosponsor with the National Institute of Ch...