Cataract Surgery News
The Eye Hospital Saving Lives One Flight at a Time
ABC News' Charli James visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an ophthalmic facility treating patients and training doctors inside an airplane.
New Cataract Surgery for Infants Taps Into Regenerative Power of Stem Cells
Stem cells may be a key in finding the next treatment for cataracts, according to a new study. The condition, which is due to the eye's lens becoming less clear or cloudy, is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and cataract surgery is one of the most common operations across the globe. But
Rand Paul Performs Free Eye Surgery For Uninsured Patients
Sen. Rand Paul was a doctor before he was a politician and he spent part of his spring recess in the operating room, keeping in practice for what he says is the day he returns to medicine. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who is believed...
Shock Leaves Man With Star-Shaped Cataracts
Yes, you can have stars in your eyes. Unfortunately. That’s the lesson one electrician learned the hard way. The unidentified man, 42, developed star-shaped cataracts after being shocked by 14,000 volts of electricity on his shoulder. According to a case report in the New England Journal...
With Storm Clouds Over Syria, U.S. Weighs Options
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES U.S HAS ‘VERY LITTLE DOUBT’ SYRIA USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Last night, a senior State Department official issued a read-out of calls Secretary John Kerry made on Sunday regarding the allegations of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria....
Annual Women in Pain Conference Focuses on Relationships
In many respects, Cynthia Toussaint is unlucky. She was a ballerina who had a role in the show "Fame." Then she was brought down by a then-nameless chronic pain disorder that left her mute and in a wheelchair for years. But in one respect, she is lucky. She is one of the few women she knows whose
A Mother's Love, Still Strong at 104
It's a deal that has worked throughout human history: Your parents take care of you when you are little and you return the favor when they are old. But sometimes the usual arrangement is turned on its head. Maria Garcia is 87 years old. After a rich and rewarding life, she is now suffering from
Efficacy of Knee Replacement Implants Questioned
Dr. Wael Barsoum says a U.S. registry comparing implants, would be very helpful.
Toms Shoes Founder on Small Business and Charity
Give away a pair of shoes for every out dozens not like a great business I don't. But Blake my cost He has turned conventional wisdom on its head with a gigantic success of his shoe company Tom's. Andy's here to tell us all about how He did it and have. Can't see it. In his new book start something
Conn. Veteran Wins Nearly $1M After Botched Cataract Surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran has won $925,000 in a settlement with the Department of Veterans' Affairs following a botched cataract operation . Jose Goncalves was blinded in his right eye in 2007 when a resident at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in West Haven, Conn., injected too much