Noninvasive Genetic Testing for Keratoconus Helps Identify Who is at Risk
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Noninvasive Genetic Testing for Keratoconus Helps Identify Who is at Risk

A new genetic test for keratoconus as well as other types of corneal dystrophy was released late last year. The test was created by Avellino and can identify biomarkers of disease. It also looks…

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Southwest Eye Institute is the 2nd in the U.S. to Offer Bowman Layer Transplant for Keratoconus
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Southwest Eye Institute is the 2nd in the U.S. to Offer Bowman Layer Transplant for Keratoconus

In a press release on PRWeb, the Southwest Eye Institute explains how Dr. Ahmed Soliman recently performed a Bowman layer transplant to treat keratoconus. This unique and minimally-invasive procedure, which…

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After Struggling With Keratoconus, This Man Helps Connect Rare Patients With Clinical Trials

According to a story from Buffalo News, Brett Perla was graduating high school when he first starting to experience symptoms of a rare condition of the cornea called keratoconus. This…

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Avedro Has Begun Patient Enrolment For a Study of a Possible Keratoconus Treatment
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Avedro Has Begun Patient Enrolment For a Study of a Possible Keratoconus Treatment

Avedro has announced that patients are now being enrolled in a Phase III trial of an epithelium-on (epi-on) corneal collagen cross-linking procedure designed as a treatment for patients who have…

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After Struggle to Obtain Treatment, An Ontario Woman With Keratoconus Will Get Eyesight Saving Procedure
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After Struggle to Obtain Treatment, An Ontario Woman With Keratoconus Will Get Eyesight Saving Procedure

According to a story from cbc.ca, Michelle Boich, 33, was facing the prospect of blindness if she is unable to get access to a crucial procedure that could treat her…

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Rare Eye Condition Has a Treatment Breakthrough; Treats its First Patient
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Rare Eye Condition Has a Treatment Breakthrough; Treats its First Patient

The Loma Linda University Eye Institute in California performed its first-ever procedure using a FDA-approved procedure, which can deter the effects of keratoconus - a rare progressive disease of the cornea,…

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Aspiring Physician Assistant with Keratoconus Avoids Blindness with Experimental Cross-Linking Procedure
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Aspiring Physician Assistant with Keratoconus Avoids Blindness with Experimental Cross-Linking Procedure

In 2009 Emily Rochac Argueta realized her vision was rapidly deteriorating headed towards blindness, reported Times Union. The aspiring physician assistant was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eye disease that…

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