Corneal donor tissue can be stored for 11 days, says study

Posted on August 7th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Donor corneas, the eye’s clear outer covering, are generally not used for surgery if they have been preserved for longer than seven days.Corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days without negatively impacting the success of a transplant, a clinical trial has shown. Currently, donor corneas, the eye’s clear outer covering are generally […]

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‘Off-label’ drug use is defined as use of a drug that has not cleared the necessary regulatory approval for specific diseases/ conditions and is therefore not an approved drug for the same. There have been concerns about off-label drug use causing vision loss in the patients. Owing to multiple reports of vision loss and similar […]

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One billion people may suffer from Glaucoma by 2030: AIIMS

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

As the World Glaucoma Week ends on March 17, with over 11.2 million persons aged 40 years and older suffering from Glaucoma in India, researchers say that despite it being the second largest cause of blindness, it is more problematic than cataract, because the blindness caused by Glaucoma is irreversible. Over 70 per cent of […]

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US FDA approves first artificial iris

Posted on July 27th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first stand-alone prosthetic iris, a surgically implanted device to treat adults and children whose iris is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye.Iris is the coloured part of the eye around the pupil.Director of the […]

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