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Stem cell treatment may revolutionize treatment of retinal disease

Posted by: Dr. Damon Dierker on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

A recent article on the Bloomberg news website reported that Advanced Cell Technology Inc. was cleared by the FDA to move forward with human trials using embryonic stem cells ...


Study shows Lucentis improves outcomes in diabetic macular edema treatment

Posted by: Dr. Damon Dierker on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:00:00 am

For years, the standard treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) has been laser. The goal of laser treatment is prevention of severe vision loss. In patients who have ...


Tooth implant in woman's eye restores sight

Posted by: Dr. Damon Dierker on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 12:00:00 am

Fascinating....be sure to watch the animation to get a better understanding of the procedure.


Study finds no association between cataract surgery and AMD progression

Posted by: Dr. Damon Dierker on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 12:00:00 am

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract are two of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. Until recently, it was unclear whether some patients ...


Multifocal IOLs outperform standard lens implants

Posted by: Dr. Damon Dierker on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 12:00:00 am

A study in the current issue of Ophthalmology demonstrated increased patient satisfaction with newer generation intraocular lenses (IOL) implanted after cataract surgery. The ...