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2014-07-15 23:14:50

Earns Elite Ranking from Physicians Voting for Best U.S. Hospital in Treating Complex Vision Cases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Wills Eye Hospital has been ranked the #2 Best Hospital in the Nation for Ophthalmology in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue released today. The annual issue, now in its 25th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The rankings are determined by the votes of thousands of doctors...

2014-07-04 23:02:53

Dr. Michael Tracy, ophthalmologist in San Diego, wants to help patients stay safe during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend by preventing serious eye injuries during celebrations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Though Independence Day is a time for celebration, one must be careful when handling fireworks and other objects, as they can cause major damage if not handled properly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, consumer fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend...

2014-07-02 23:03:47

As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as...

2014-07-01 12:28:07

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Samuel B. Barone, M.D. in the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barone will lead the company's clinical development programs, including advancing Avalanche's lead product, AVA-101 for the treatment of wet AMD. Dr. Barone will report to...

2014-06-12 23:09:39

Ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, MD of Carlsbad Eye Care describes new findings on potential eye dangers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has found a link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and medications for managing high blood pressure. According to the study, vasodilators are associated with a nearly 75% greater risk of developing AMD or other vision-threatening diseases. Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy...

2014-06-02 23:09:04

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy comments on new study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology linking reduced glaucoma blindness to early diagnosis and treatment. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shown that the probability of blindness associated with the eye disease glaucoma has been reduced by nearly 50% since 1990. It is thought that early treatment and more effective diagnoses have had major impacts on the reduction of the...

2014-05-14 23:10:54

Dr. Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care Comments on American Academy of Ophthalmology Study Promoting Early Treatment for Glaucoma San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A study released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology gave new information on the status of glaucoma in the United States, including how approximately half of those affected by the potentially blinding disease aren’t even aware that they have it. Asymptomatic in its early stages, glaucoma is estimated to affect 2.7...

2014-04-24 08:35:50

Renowned ophthalmic expert to provide critical guidance to MacuLogix HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuLogix, Inc., a pioneer in the early detection and tracking of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Joan W. Miller, MD FARVO as a Clinical Advisor. Dr. Miller will provide MacuLogix with guidance on the development and commercialization of the Company's AdaptDx®, an advanced dark adaptometer used by eye care physicians to...

2014-04-23 23:15:25

These innovations will provide the surgeon with maximal versatility to assess surface and sub-surface tissue structures during surgical manipulations. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Bioptigen Inc. today unveiled the Envisu IntraSurgical OCT for real-time imaging during ophthalmic surgical procedures. Key attributes of the Envisu IntraSurgical OCT include a wide, flat scan for accurate structural reproduction, and focal controls that operate independently of the...

2014-04-02 16:30:39

American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretary for Global Alliances Receives Duke Elder Medal for Outstanding Contributions to International Eye Care SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard L. Abbott, M.D., secretary for Global Alliances for the American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - today received the 2014 International Duke Elder Medal at the opening ceremony of the World Ophthalmology Conference in Tokyo....


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