March's research news

March 10, 2008

March's research news

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Telemedicine benefits
Using a telemedicine system to assist ophthalmologists in developing countries with the diagnosis and management of various ophthalmic conditions can be successful.

Angiogenesis pioneer dies
Judah Folkman, MD, the pioneer of angiogenesis research, died on January 15th 2008.

Resistance fuelling contact lens infections
A Study published in the January issue of Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy has found that the high proportion of corneal infections linked to contact lens solutions are fuelled and made resistant to treatment by the formation of a highly resistant structure of microbial cells held together with a glue-like matrix material, called biofilms.

Drainage surgery going down; cataract surgery going up
The use of glaucoma drainage surgery is decreasing in Britain, which may be explained by an increase in cataract extraction.

Dolphin clicking helps blind children see
Blind children in the UK are being taught to "see" by using the same method used by bats, dolphins and whales: clicking their tongues.

DLK post FS LASIK
Diffuse lamellar keratitis occurs more frequently after LASIK performed with the IntraLase 15 kHz femtosecond laser than after LASIK performed with the Moria M2 microkeratome.