Eye News 2011

Eye News 2011

Eye News: Increased Risk of Cancer Diagnosis after Shingles Affecting the Eye

By editor
June 2, 2011

Increased risk of a Cancer Diagnosis after Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (Shingles affecting the eye) (Ho JD; Xirasagar S; Lin HC, Ophthalmology. 2011; 118(6):1076-81, June 2011.) Shingles has been associated with immune suppression and an increased risk of cancer. This population-based follow-up study investigated the risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis after herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO... read more

Eye News: FDA Approves Stem Cell Trial for Macular Degeneration

By editor
January 3, 2011

FDA Approves Stem Cell Trial for Macular Degeneration (January 3, 2011.) Advanced Cell Technology announced on January 3rd it had won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to test human embryonic stem cells for treating dry age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss. It is only the second FDA-approved trial for ACT's stem... read more

Eye News: The Number of Americans with Macular Degeneration Decreases 30 Percent

By editor
January 2, 2011

The Number of Americans with Age Related Macular Degeneration has Decreased 30% over 2 Decades (From Archives of Ophthalmology, January 2011.) "The number of Americans with age related macular degeneration (AMD) fell 30 percent in about two decades," according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, "reducing the threat... read more

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