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2014-09-10 08:31:11

Shirato Eye Clinic of Tokyo is first Japanese center to use the MicroShunt for Glaucoma MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc. reported today that the first two surgeries have been conducted in Japan in a clinical investigational study using the InnFocus MicroShunt(TM) glaucoma drainage implant. The surgeries were performed at the Yotsuya Shirato Eye Clinic in Tokyo, Japan. InnFocus has developed a safe, effective, sustainable and easy-to-perform alternative for the...

2014-09-09 12:28:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Aging Month, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has released resources on the benefit and patient value of treatments aimed at three major disease areas specific to the aging population: cataracts, osteoarthritis and diabetes. These resources can be found at http://www.lifechanginginnovation.org/get-facts. Cataracts Key Facts: -- Cataracts affect 24.5 million Americans, and the prevalence of the...

2014-09-08 12:25:35

Dr. Glenn Strauss And Dr. Ajay Singh Discuss New Simulation Technology Offering State-of-the-Art Solution For Eliminating Cataract Blindness NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Glenn Strauss and Dr. Ajay Singh, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, have jointly published a manuscript addressing the burden of global cataract blindness and the urgent need to train surgeons in the Manual Small...

2014-09-03 12:30:15

78 percent of aging Americans affected by vision loss; American Optometric Association offers tips to protect eyesight throughout life ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around them. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q(®) consumer survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report...

2014-08-28 23:13:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, M.D. encourages patients to get an eye exam in honor of Cataract Awareness Month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Every year, cataracts affect over 22 million Americans over the age of 40 and are considered the leading cause of blindness in the world. Characterized by the clouding and darkening of the eye’s natural lens behind the iris, cataracts are estimated to affect an additional 30 million Americans by the year 2020, mostly due to an...

2014-08-27 23:02:48

Dr. Stewart Shofner realizes nearly half of those with glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease. To help patients understand the facts, Dr. Shofner debunks the top five myths about glaucoma. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner and Dr. Kevin Johnson of Shofner Vision Center see multitudes of patients suffering from impaired vision. Some of the most common treatments are LASIK and Cataract vision correction surgery. Recently, Dr. Shofner has noticed a...

2014-08-22 23:04:50

Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced surgical treatment for Lasik in Fort Lauderdale at the most affordable cost. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Braverman Eye Center is now offering advanced surgical treatment for Lasik in Fort Lauderdale at the most affordable fee. They are on the mission to help patients get better eyesight through their advanced Lasik treatments. LASIK is a highly successful laser vision correction treatment available worldwide and the Braverman...

2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-14 23:09:25

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind by one of Virginia's top surgeons, Dr. Douglas Cullom, former Navy Commander. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will...

2014-08-14 23:00:33

Five organizations have partnered for a five-year effort to bring high-quality eye care and vision-saving eye surgery to one of Guatemala’s neediest communities in the Baja Verapaz region—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation (ASCRS Foundation), the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, The Hope Alliance, Alcon and Lions Club International. The effort will kick off with an initial, nine-day mission, which includes ophthalmologist and U.S. Senator Rand...


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2012-06-14 10:15:44

Symbol: SCCA18 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TOWI Tortula williamsii E.B. Bartram Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus   Scopelophila (Mitt.) Lindb....

2012-06-14 13:07:30

Symbol: PHCA28 Group: Lichen Family: Collemataceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Collemataceae Genus   Physma A. Massal. – physma lichen Species   Physma cataractaecola de Lesd. – cataract physma lichen

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