News tagged with cataracts

A common cholesterol drug fights cataracts, too

Statins, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University has now found that the same drugs cut the risks of cataracts in men ...

Feb 10, 2010
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Virtual trainer teaches residents cataract surgery

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Cataract Surgery Trainer, a virtual training tool which helps to train physicians to perform cataract surgery, has been shown to enhance teaching in cataract surgery when compared to ...

Feb 02, 2010
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The world's most common operation

As many as 10 million people around the world suffer from cataracts. Thomas Kohnen of the Goethe University in Frankfurt and his coauthors discuss cataract surgery with the implantation of an artificial lens in the current ...

Nov 09, 2009
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Researchers uncover genetic link to age-related cataracts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bing-Cheng Wang, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor of pharmacology and senior staff scientist at MetroHealth Medical Center, and Sudha K. Iyengar, Ph.D. professor of genetic ...

Jul 31, 2009
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'Contact lenses' for animals

Lions, giraffes, tigers, rabbits, bears, rhinos and even owls can go blind from cataracts, but an east German firm has an answer: custom-made "contact lenses".

Jul 16, 2009
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