Bioengineered Corneas of Pig Skin Restore Vision Bioengineered Corneas of Pig Skin Restore Vision
New corneal transplants made from pig collagen, along with a simplified surgical technique, restores 20/20 vision in severely vision-impaired recipients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss Meditec and Precise Bio Announce Partnership in the Development and Commercialization of Tissue-Based Implants for Ophthalmology
The companies will jointly develop 4D bio-fabricated corneal transplants for diseases that require endothelial keratoplasty and natural lenticule transplants Carl Zeiss Meditec will invest in Precise Bio and fund the further development of Precise Bio's... Regenerative Medicine, Ophthalmology Precise Bio , Carl Zeiss Meditec (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

She needed a transplant to save her eye. Now she wants Ontarians to register as organ donors
Less than a month after being told she had pink eye, Madison Freeman had no idea she could lose her vision in one eye — but thanks to a cornea transplant her nightmare story is coming to an end and she wants more Ontarians to register to donate their organs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hopkins spinout Eyedea Medical wins $30K at FastForward U challenge
A Baltimore startup that hopes to simplify cornea transplants won the top prize at the second Johns Hopkins University FastForward U Innovation& Entrepreneurship Challenge. Eyedea Medical competed against 50 other student-run startups to win the grand $30,000 Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship at the competition last month. The company plans to use most of the prize money to manufacture and sell more than 150 of its DescePrep devices to eye banks , or nonprofits that manage… (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Matt Hooke Source Type: news

Wichita's Kansas Eye Bank partners with KC-based Saving Sight
A Wichita eye bank has partnered with a similar nonprofit organization with the mission of restoring vision to people needing corneal transplants. The Kansas Eye Bank and Cornea Research Center has become Kansas Eye Bank, a division of Saving Sight. Saving Sight is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has four other locations in the Midwest. “We’re excited about what this new partnership means in providing sight to even more people across Kan sas, the Midwest, and beyond,” said Tony Bavuso, CEO… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kirk Seminoff Source Type: news

CWRU-led research to determine which diabetic people can donate corneas for transplant
(Case Western Reserve University) In a new study, supported by a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, researchers from Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and the Jaeb Center for Health Research, aim to finally determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate their corneas for keratoplasty (and which should not). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Might Trigger Corneal-Transplant Rejection SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Might Trigger Corneal-Transplant Rejection
Two older women who underwent a Descemet ' s membrane endothelial keratoplasty transplant and later received a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine have presented with symptoms and signs of endothelial graft rejection, according to a UK report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Video: Cornea transplant
See how full-thickness and partial-thickness cornea transplants are performed. (Source: Full Feed)
Source: Full Feed - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 found in the cornea: Are transplants a transmission risk?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A multi-institutional study finds that COVID-19 can be found in post-mortem corneal tissue, highlighting the importance of the donor screening process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Huge gap in demand, supply of organs for transplant in country: AIIMS chief
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said the AIIMS was working to "very soon" start a lung transplant programme even as it has facilities available for transplantation of heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, cornea, heart valve and bones. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Combat Post-keratoplasty Infections Isn't Always Clear How to Combat Post-keratoplasty Infections Isn't Always Clear
Dr Christopher Rapuano explores why there is still no consensus on obtaining fungal rim cultures on all endothelial keratoplasty surgeries.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

End Ban on Cornea Donations from Gay Men: Study
A corneal transplant can cure some forms of blindness and visual impairment. The United States bans men from donating if they have had gay sex in the past five years; Canada has a 12-month restriction. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rules on Cornea Donations From Gay Men Prevent Sight-Restoring Surgery: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed, researchers say. A corneal transplant can cure some forms of blindness... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Former Johnson & Johnson exec joins CorneaGen board
CorneaGen announced Thursday that Tom Frinzi, formerly worldwide president of Johnson& Johnson Vision, joined its board of directors. Seattle-based CorneaGen focuses on developing technologies to cure corneal blindness by 2040 and provides donor tissues for cornea transplants. Frinzi, with more than 35 years of experience in ophthalmology, will lead CorneaGen’s board as executive chair, replacing William Link, who will remai n on the board. “Tom’s deep experience in bringing ophthalmology… (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

A revolutionary new treatment alternative to corneal transplantation
(University of Montreal) A new approach in ophthalmology that offers a revolutionary alternative to corneal transplantation has just been developed by researchers and clinicians in North America, Europe, and Oceania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news