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2014-04-08 12:32:06

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Provides Tips for Individuals with Cataracts SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that approximately 22 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts, while more than half will be diagnosed with this condition by the time they reach the age of 80. According to a recent study conducted by the AAO, it was determined that individuals who undergo cataract surgery to correct their vision have a lower...

2014-03-11 08:28:57

BELMONT, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the first 10 patients have received lens implants in its multi-center clinical study assessing the performance of the lens in cataract patients. These patients received their implants at the three eye centers in South Africa that are participating in the study; four sites in Germany are also participating in...

2014-01-31 23:32:30

Cataracts can appear at earlier ages than people think. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 By the age of 80, about half of all Americans will either have cataracts or have already had cataract surgery. While it is generally recommend that people begin annual check ups for cataracts after age 60, Dr. Brian Davis of Davis Vision Center in Salt Lake City, UT is encouraging younger people to learn about the signs and symptoms of cataracts. It is estimated that about 20 percent of...

2014-01-29 23:26:56

Benjamin Eye Institute now offers the most state-of-the-art surgical methods to improve eyesight for patients suffering from cataracts. West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In a recent article, Arthur Benjamin, MD board certified ophthalmologist of Benjamin Eye Institute, discusses providing premiere eye care through the use of new cataract care equipment. Dr. Benjamin strives to be the leader in cataract surgery by only using the best and most state-of-the-art technology. It is...

2013-12-10 10:29:34

A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules. Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. The OHSU team...

2013-12-06 15:08:40

Findings by UCI, German researchers could aid in saving sight of millions Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world’s leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide. “That’s the dream, and this is a big step,” said Rachel Martin, UC Irvine associate professor of chemistry and co-author of a paper featured on the December cover of the journal Structure....

2013-11-25 23:23:59

Alyssa Crain was the first child in the United States to undergo laser cataract removal, which was performed at Mercy in Springfield, Mo. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 It was a simple walk, but her excitement over a flock of birds was extraordinary. It was at that moment Erin Crain realized his 4-year-old daughter Alyssa could finally see. Just a few weeks before, she became the first pediatric patient in the United States to have cataracts removed using a femtosecond laser....

2013-10-29 23:26:00

VisionHarvest is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing cataract surgery to those who need it, but have no insurance and can’t afford the procedure. East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 EyeCare 20/20, along with Short Hills Ophthalmology and the Laser Vision Center of New Jersey will perform cataract surgery at no cost for the fifth straight year during VisionHarvest 2013. VisionHarvest is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing cataract surgery to those who need it, but have no...

2013-10-24 10:23:58

A protein safeguards against cataracts The refractive power of the human eye lens relies on a densely packed mixture of proteins. Special protective proteins ensure that these proteins do not clump together as time passes. When this protective mechanism fails, the ocular lens becomes clouded – the patient develops a cataract. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now resolved the activation mechanism of one of these protective proteins, laying the foundation for...

2013-10-14 12:24:40

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataracts are the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. Nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts, while more than half of individuals age 80 and over suffer from this condition. In a recent study released in JAMA Ophthalmology, it was confirmed that statins, which are typically prescribed to reduce cholesterol and also prevent heart disease, may cause an...


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The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting dog, used to drive game toward the guns. This breed has been around for over 500 years. During the mid 1800s, several types of dogs were classified as Cockers; however the breeds were reclassified later in the late 1800s once breed standards were developed. There are two types of Cocker Spaniel, the American and the English. These were shown together until 1936, when the English Cocker received status as a separate breed. The two somewhat resemble each...

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