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Donated organs give new lives to five Chinese


May 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A woman in China has donated the organs of her 11-year-old son, who became brain-dead after an accident, to save the lives of five strangers.Yuan Dezhen, ... Read more...

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1,700 Chinese donate bodies for medical research


March 1st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Around 1,700 people in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai last year donated their bodies for medical research.A total of 1,698 people donated their bodies for research ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene linked to clear vision


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A new research has discovered a gene that plays a key role in maintaining clarity of cornea and vision in humans and mice, potentially opening the ... Read more...

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Torn corneas and vision issues follow contact lenses recalls


October 11th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Federal health officials in the United States are threatening to issue a recall of contact eye glasses of a major manufacturer after complaints of blurry vision and ... Read more...

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PM, wife pledge to donate eyes


September 8th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur Thursday pledged to donate their eyes -- on the occasion of National Eye Donation Day. According ... Read more...

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Bill to amend Transplantation of Human Organs Act tabled


August 26th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The government Friday introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Transplantation of Human Organs Act to expand the definition of "near relatives" ... Read more...

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A death that gave life to five people


April 21st, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Though she died in a road accident last week, 17-year-old Reena will live in the collective memory of five patients who have got a new lease ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to making transplantable tissue in lab


January 13th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have surpassed a major roadblock in growing transplantable tissue in the lab-they've found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive.As ... Read more...

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‘Stiff penalties mooted for unethical practices in organ grafting’


November 27th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said stiff penalties have been proposed for unethical practices related to organ donation in an amendment to the existing law.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Save lives, become an organ donor (Nov 27 is World Organ Donation Day)


November 27th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Cindrella Thawani New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) There is a huge shortage of organs in India, and patients die while on waiting list as they do not get an organ ... Read more...

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Now, laser surgery to cure middle age related long-sightedness


October 20th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Conventionally, laser surgery tackles shortsightedness, but doctors are now using laser treatment to restore 20/20 vision in those suffering from long-sightedness too.By the age of 50, most adults ... Read more...

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Now, an artificial cornea from China


July 25th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Chinese scientists are cultivating human cells in a laboratory in a bid to produce artificial cornea, bringing hope to over five million people suffering from corneal blindness in ... Read more...

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Stem cell treatment restores vision


June 24th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): In a new trial, stem cells helped scientists restore the vision of 82 people with eyes blinded by chemical or heat burns.According to New Scientist, of the 107 ... Read more...

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New synthetic corneal implants to restore eyesight in blind patients


May 21st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): For patients, who have lost their sight in an accident or illness, transplantation of a plastic corneal implant could restore their ability to see.Dr. Joachim Storsberg of the ... Read more...

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Contacts better than implanted lenses for babies with cataracts


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Contact lenses are better off than surgical lens replacement therapy in infants who undergo surgery to treat congenital cataract, a new study has revealed.Researchers said that surgical lens ... Read more...

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Corneal swelling at high-altitude doesn’t affect vision


February 9th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): While swelling commonly occurs in the corneas of mountain climbers at high altitudes, a new study shows it doesn't appear to affect visibility.Lead researcher Dr Martina Monika Bosch, ... Read more...

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British firm KeraSoft ties up with Kerala eye hospital


January 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 8 (IANS) British company KeraSoft Eyecare Friday tied up with Chaithanya Eye Hospital here to provide specialised eye treatment to patients. The hospital will deliver world class treatment for irregular corneas ... Read more...

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Umbilical stem cells help recover lost vision


December 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Umbilical stem cells may help recover lost vision for those with corneal disease, says a new study. Winston Whei-Yang Kao and colleagues in the University of Cincinnati's (UC) opthalmalogy ... Read more...

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Umbilical stem cells could help recover lost vision in people with corneal disease


December 9th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Umbilical stem cells could help in the recovery of lost vision for patients with corneal scarring, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).Dr. Winston Whei-Yang ... Read more...

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Laser eye surgery has no long-term effects on cornea


November 10th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that laser eye surgery that corrects vision does not lead to later problems with the cornea - at least ... Read more...

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Lens implantation may treat some patients with nearsightedness


July 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Some people with nearsightedness may be provided with stable correction through the implantation of lenses made of a collagen-like substance, suggest the promising findings of a study."Laser-assisted ... Read more...

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Stem cell lenses can help the blind see again


May 28th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): In a world-first breakthrough, Australian scientists have used contact lenses coated in stem cells to restore a person's sight.Medical researchers from University of New South Wales used the ... Read more...

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Organ donation by octogenarian woman helps three live


January 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) An octogenarian woman has become one of the oldest organ donors in the country as her family consented to donate her liver and cornea following her death, ... Read more...

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Pledges galore, yet there is dearth of eye donations


January 19th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Remember the mesmerizing gaze of Aishwarya Rai's blue-grey eyes as she pledged to donate them in a public service advertisement on national television? Since this campaign in ... Read more...

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Five proteins may pave way for highly accurate blood test to predict heart attack


November 10th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered a set of five proteins in blood, which they believe may lay the basis for a highly accurate early warning test to ... Read more...

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Rahul Bose doesn’t mind injuries while playing rugby


June 14th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Talented actor Rahul Bose simply loves playing rugby - so much so that he doesn't mind the broken fingers and nose that he suffers during tournaments. The ... Read more...

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Artificial cornea that could restore vision for millions close to reality


May 20th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington may 20 (ANI): An improved artificial cornea that can restore the vision of more than 10 million people worldwide who are blind due to diseased corneas, is moving towards reality, ... Read more...

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First artificial corneal implant surgery restores sight to dog in US


May 13th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A researcher at the Iowa State University has successfully performed the first veterinary corneal implant procedure in the U.S.In the surgery, Sinisa Grozdanic, an assistant professor ... Read more...

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Visa policy in line with Olympics practice: China


May 6th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 6 (Xinhua) China said Tuesday its recent visa policy which has drawn strong criticism from international and business community did not mean the suspension of multiple-entry visas but the arrangements ... Read more...

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Jello-like material could improve artificial joints, contact lenses


March 23rd, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): An unusual Jello-like material made mostly of water could have the potential to improve everything from artificial joints to contact lenses.Developed by scientists in the United States ... Read more...

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India to have presumed consent for eye donation


March 10th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by admin
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) In an attempt to tide over the massive shortage in organs for transplant, the government is planning to harvest the organs of all brain dead ... Read more...

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