Monthly Archives: December 2014

Floating surgical technique secures artificial iris

Artificial iris implantation may be a standalone procedure or combined with a procedure such as cataract surgery or corneal transplantation. Iris tissue loss due to trauma, iatrogenic cause, or congenital absence such as aniridia or coloboma can result in photophobia, loss of depth perception, contrast sensitivity degradation, glare, decreased visual acuity and multiplopia. In…

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A Father's Story

By DIANE TURNER-HURNS Journal & Topics Reporter Rosemont native Mark Pishotta just finished writing a book about his 10-year-old daughter Kadina who suffers from a rare disease. “I am determined to give a voice to my daughter with this book,” Pishotta said. “Through this book I explore her world. It serves as a therapeutic…

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Australian-first surgery lets woman see her love for the first time in 15 years

Click the link for the video and full story The sight of a 60-year-old woman has been restored thanks to Australian-first surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital, allowing Marie Robinson to see her partner clearly for the first time in more than a decade. Ms Robinson and Ray Kable are high school sweethearts who have…

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Riley, 11, takes on blindfold challenge to support younger sister

by Julie Tickner, Bradford Chief Reporter   A SCHOOL girl will spend a day blindfolded in support of her little sister who has a rare eye condition. Bookworm Riley Blissett is most worried about not being able to read during the 12-hour fundraiser and panicked when she lost her bearings during a practice run, but…

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