Cornea and external disease

Due to donor shortage, <5% of corneal blindness cases are treated by corneal transplantations. Aside from transplantation, other standards of treatment include cyanoacrylate glue and tissue grafting. However, cyanoacrylate glue is associated with low biocompatibility, poor transparency, rough surface, difficult handling, and poor integration with corneal tissues. Likewise, grafting requires donor tissues, advanced surgical skills, and specialized equipment. They are both imperfect methods.

Natural biopolymers provide…

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  1. Jul 22, 2019

AOA 2019: Botulinum Toxin in Primary Eye Care

Botulinum toxin can be beneficial in patients with neuro-ophthalmic and ophthalmic indications, according to a presentation by James L. Fanelli, OD, FAAO, Cape Fear Eye Institute, Wilmington, NC at the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting.

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  1. Oct 04, 2019

New Bioadhesive Hydrogel Allows for Sutureless Repair of Corneas

Due to donor shortage, <5% of corneal blindness cases are treated by corneal transplantations. Aside from transplantation, other standards of treatment include cyanoacrylate glue and tissue grafting. However, cyanoacrylate glue is associated with low biocompatibility, poor…