Category: Access to Care

UPMC Kildare Installs High-Tech Laser for Eye Surgery

José-Alain Sahel, MD

February 16, 2021 By: Courtney Caprara, UPMC UPMC Kildare Hospital, located in Clane, Ireland, is the first hospital in that country to install an innovative laser with the potential to transform laser eye surgery. This portable technology, called the Ziemer Z8, uses short bursts of energy to create gas bubbles that make a small incision in the patient’s cornea, and then a laser corrects their vision. The Ziemer Z8 is less invasive and more precise than traditional devices, which use a small blade to achieve the same incision. “This promising technology provides patients with a more comfortable surgical experience and

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Best Practice – Annual Eye Exams Annual eye exams detect complications from serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol levels, by evaluating the condition of blood vessels in the retina.  An annual eye exam can be one of the best investments to protect overall health and wellness and to maintain sight.  You are welcome to contact the UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop, 412-647-7488, to schedule an eye exam today. One-Stop Optical Shop The UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop is a one-stop-shop with an on-site optometrist and optician professionals who can provide the annual eye exams

CBS Pittsburgh | Pitt Teams With FDA To Develop Therapies That Could One Day Restore Vision To Blind People

CBS Pittsburgh

The research will identify patient needs, difficulties and expectations while developing methods and measurements for assessing visual impairment. By Dr. Maria Simbra, CBS Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration to help people with impaired vision. The research will identify patient needs, difficulties and expectations while developing methods and measurements for assessing visual impairment. Pitt’s Department of Ophthalmology has been developing cell therapies and gene therapies, optic nerve regeneration, prosthetic vision, and brain stimulation to restore sight. “We are really fighting blindness from many angles,” says Dr. Sahel. “We try to protect what is

Advancing Care by Advancing Access

Advancing Care by Advancing Access

For thirty-five years, the Eye & Ear Foundation has been committed to supporting promising research in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh that has the potential to transform patient care and patient outcomes. Better care leads to better health, and we are fortunate to be living and working in a region with the highest quality academic medical center that attracts experts from around the globe to improve the care we can offer to people. However, while Pittsburgh has so many excellent resources and services to provide those with medical needs, we know that there are

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