News tagged with corneas

1 donor cornea, 2 patients helped

German researcher Claus Cursiefen, MD, also affiliated with Harvard School of Medicine, reports good results with a new surgical strategy that uses a single donor cornea to help two patients with differing corneal diseases. ...

Feb 01, 2011
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Study finds new key to corneal transplant success

Although it is already one of medicine's most successful transplant procedures, doctors continue to seek ways to improve corneal transplants. Now, for the first time, a team of German and British researchers have confirmed ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Synthetic eye prosthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients -- especially those ...

May 20, 2010
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A safer alternative to laser eye surgery?

A new type of procedure for correcting short-sightedness could be safer than laser eye surgery, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The study also shows that patients prefer the new procedure, despite there being ...

May 11, 2010
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