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  • VIDEO: CXL becoming first-line therapy for keratoconus
    LAS VEGAS ? Corneal collagen cross-linking is quickly becoming the first line of treatment for progressive keratoconus, Clark Chang, OD, director of specialty contact lens, Wills Eye Hospital, and director of clinical services, TLC Vision, said here at ...

  • Blind Teen Convicted Of Murder Even Though Police Know He Didn?t Do It
    But Jordan is registered blind with a severe degenerative eye condition called keratoconus, which distorts vision, so while he was present he could not even have witnessed the notorious murder. On that basis, Janet Cunliffe has been campaigning to overturn ...

  • Recent news in refractive surgery
    Refractive surgery has been the focus of many recent studies ranging from how to make SMILE procedures more effective to measuring visual acuity improvements after treatment for keratoconus. Here is a roundup of refractive surgery news from Healio.com/OSN ...

  • the Topcon CA-200F corneal analyser
    It can be a diagnostic tool for corneal ectasias, such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. Patients can be more accurately monitored for progression and interventions such as onward referral for collagen cross-linking or surgical ...

  • Celebs who have received organ transplants
    A few years after his death, the hospital received an anonymous $40 million donation. In the mid 90s, "Homeland" star Mandy Patinkin suffered from keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that destroys the cornea over time. He ended up needing to get two ...

  • Shades of 2011? How the Cardinals again are sneaking up on everyone
    It?s been a remarkable journey for a player originally drafted way back in 2006. Pham has a degenerative eye condition known as keratoconus. From Derrick Goold?s excellent May feature on Pham?s eye issues: Keratoconus causes structural abnormalities ...

  • Three GP Lenses to Grow Your Practice
    If you?re fitting for medical reasons (i.e., keratoconus), you will need to make sure your billing and coding team knows the proper codes to use. However, if you are fitting for astigmatism or presbyopia, you will likely be charging the patient out of ...

  • Oxidative stress induces dysregulated autophagy in corneal epithelium of keratoconus patients
    Oxidative stress is one of the key factors that contributes to the pathogenesis of keratoconus (KC). Macroautophagy is a vital cellular mechanism that is activated in response to oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to understand the role of the ...

  • Miami Contact Lens Institute: Restoring Vision
    keratoconus and corneal transplants. Dr. Kramer and Dr. Sheir also specialize in myopia control using Orthokeratology. Orthokerathology is a non-surgical technology where contact lenses are designed to safely reshape the curvature of the front surface of ...

  • From RallyCat To October: Why The Cardinals May Prove Doubters Wrong
    His overall Contact% jumped from 66% to approximately 80% in one year which is remarkable considering that his keratoconus certainly makes seeing the baseball difficult. As a result of Pham making contact on a higher percentage of pitches, his strikeout ...



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