Coming Soon: SJS Care Week at BFS!

We are so excited for our favorite week of the year: SJS Care Week! Beginning on August 5, Boston Foundation for Sight will welcome our Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) patients and their families for a week of medical treatment and social support.

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Corneal Donor Age Not Critical for Transplant Success

For some serious corneal issues, a corneal transplant may be the only option to restore vision. In the United States, more than 40,000 corneal transplants are performed each year with a high success rate in comparison to other types of organ transplants. [Read more…]

Free Radicals May Cause Corneal Damage in Fuch’s Dystrophy

antioxidantsAmong the most common eye health conditions that necessitate a corneal transplant is Fuch’s Dystrophy. This debilitating eye disease causes deterioration of the corneal endothelial cells. Fluid then builds up in the cornea resulting in swelling, cloudy vision, pain, and reduction in corneal transparency. [Read more…]

New Research Using Regenerated Corneal Cells Shows Positive Results

Scientific research is continually bringing us increased understanding of complex diseases, novel medical treatments, better ways to manage chronic health problems, and even hope to those who struggle with serious illness. Research specifically focused on eye health also offers breakthroughs that can be life-changing for those who experience vision loss. [Read more…]

Giving Thanks for Hospitality Homes

HospitalityHomesThanksgiving is traditionally a time to give thanks and reflect with gratitude on the many blessings in our lives. We gather with family and friends in celebration as we share a bountiful feast. Here at Boston Foundation for Sight we are thankful for partner organizations that help us fulfill our mission of restoring sight and transforming lives by treating complex corneal disease. [Read more…]

Many New Pharmaceuticals to Treat Dry Eye Currently in Development

Dry eye is one of the most common reasons why people seek out an eye health-care provider. Rising rates of dry eye diagnoses and increasing awareness of its impact on daily life have drawn a great deal of attention to this condition. The spotlight on dry eye is all good news for those who suffer from this ailment as health-care providers and researchers are making greater strides toward improved diagnostic procedures and treatments.  [Read more…]

Proper Hygiene and Device Care Critical for Preventing Infections

Last August, we highlighted new research in which scientists are uncovering novel ways to fight eye infections. In that post, we touched on some general guidelines for preventing infections and recommended some basic hygiene practices. However, this topic is so important to our community members who have serious eye conditions and use PROSE devices, that this week we are covering the topic of eye infections and prevention in more detail. [Read more…]

New Sjögren’s Antibody Discovery Improves Diagnosis

With the approach of the new year also comes new hope for those with Sjögren’s syndrome. A recent discovery of a new autoantibody associated with Sjögren’s syndrome is leading to the development of a new diagnostic test that will more accurately identify a diagnosis of Sjögren’s early in the disease process. [Read more…]

New Keratoconus Information Now Available Online

Last February, the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) presented its annual vision symposium in Southern California. If you were unable to attend this event and are interested in learning about the latest keratoconus research and treatments, the NKCF has made available audio and video recordings from the symposium. [Read more…]