Unprecedented artificial corneal transplant restores sight to elderly man

Unprecedented artificial corneal transplant restores sight to elderly man

Currently, it is estimated that 1.5 million people worldwide lose their vision each year due to corneal injuries and diseases. Thus, problems in this membrane are the third largest global cause of visual impairment, behind only cataracts and glaucoma. Even though corneal transplantation is the most performed in the world, there is a great shortage […]

“Eyer is an increasingly important diagnostic toolbox in the ophthalmic practice”, says Dr. Flávio Germano

“Eyer is an increasingly important diagnostic toolbox in the ophthalmic practice”, says Dr. Flávio Germano

During the XIX Caipira Congress, in June 2029, in Bauru (SP), the ophthalmologist Flávio Augusto Schiave Germano met the newly released smart device Phelcom Eyer. Coupled to a smartphone, the device carries out high-quality fundus exams, in few minutes and without need of pupil dilation.  It connects to an online platform, enables remote diagnosis and […]

Coronavirus and the eyes: new study points to nodules in severe cases.

Coronavirus and the eyes: new study points to nodules in severe cases.

Eyes are an open door.  Contaminated tears as a possible source of contagion.  Conjuntctivitis.  Retina alterations.  Glaucoma. From symptoms as conjunctivitis to possible sequelae as retinopathy and glaucoma, diverse studies and reports point to the relation of the new coronavirus and the eyes. As it is a new disease, we sill do not know for […]