What Is SMILE Laser And How It Is Different From LASIK Eye Surgery

SMILE laser eye surgery is a relatively new technology used for improving the vision by applying laser to the lens as well as the cornea. SMILE stands for Small incision lenticule extraction. In this technique, a small lenticular or disc of corneal tissue is removed with femtosecond laser. While in LASIK surgery, a flap is made on the surface of cornea to ablate the inner tissue, in SMILE surgery the lenticule or disc is removed from [...]

2016-11-18T18:47:17+05:30November 18th, 2016|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

Multi-Pronged Approach to Treat Blindness Considered As Incurable

This is not science fiction. The future is closer than we think. Dr. José-Alain Sahel, chairman of Pitt’s Department of Ophthalmology and director of UPMC Eye Center plans to treat blindness caused by diseases such as glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration by his research centred around three approaches: 1. Cameras and processors which convert light energy into impulses which can be perceived by the brain. 2. Genetic therapies which enhance sensing and processing [...]

2016-11-06T09:57:43+05:30October 23rd, 2016|New Advancements, Research, Technology|1 Comment

CyPass® Micro-Stent – A New Solution for Glaucoma by Alcon

Alcon has announced the launch of CyPass® Micro-Stent which is implanted in the eye of those who have mild to moderate glaucoma. The stent was developed by Transcend Medical, Inc. which was acquired by Alcon this year (2016). The device has been approved by US Food and Drug Administration for use in primary open-angle glaucoma patients. Sergio Duplan, Region President, North America, Alcon says “This new treatment option for cataract patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma has [...]

2016-11-06T10:09:26+05:30October 19th, 2016|New Advancements, News and Events|2 Comments

Eye Test to Detect Memory Problems and Dementia Early

The results of a research done at Moorefields Eye Hospital in London was presented recently at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 in Toronto. The researchers have found a correlation between the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer with some measurable cognitive abilities. This makes sense because retina is an extension of the central nervous system and the changes in the nerve fibres of retina can give a clue about the health of the [...]

2016-11-06T11:44:48+05:30July 26th, 2016|New Advancements, Research|0 Comments
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