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 not rated yet 0

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 5 / 5 (1) 0

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 not rated yet 0