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2014-06-28 23:02:47

Natural Home Treatment For Blepharitis In Adults, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers to readers healthy diet plans for eyes, and natural remedies for blepharitis. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Natural Home Treatment For Blepharitis In Adults, a new report created by Loan Bui on the site Vkool.com shows a wide range of natural remedies, healthy diet plans, and easy tips to reduce symptoms of blepharitis blepharitis in adults including:     Clean...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

2014-06-09 12:30:18

SEATTLE, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LumiThera Inc., a medical device company focused on the development of non-invasive light emitting diode (LED) treatments for ocular disorders and disease, today announced Ret. Major General Gale Pollock has joined their Scientific Advisory Board. The first woman to serve as Acting Surgeon General of the United States Army and Commander of the US Army Medical Command, Major General Gale S. Pollock joined the LumiThera Board of Advisors to assist...

2014-05-22 23:06:34

Dr. Steven Schoenbart spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Schoenbart is taking extra steps to urge every New Yorker get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr. Steven Schoenbart is...

2014-05-22 08:30:52

Eye physicians volunteer to provide exams and care at no out-of-pocket cost for seniors through EyeCare America SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is issuing seven tips to help older adults take care of their eyes as they age to ensure longer independence and wellbeing. The Academy is offering the advice as part of its efforts to support the National Eye Institute's...

National Eye Institute Celebrates Healthy Vision Month In May
2014-04-30 11:15:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each May since 2003 the National Eye Institute (NEI) has been celebrating Healthy Vision Month. As with past years, the Institute makes the case for eye care, stating that an eye examination is just as important as seeing a doctor or nurse for a physical examination. During Healthy Vision Month, NEI – an arm of the National Institutes of Health – empowers Americans to make eye health a top priority and educates them on steps...

2014-04-29 08:38:13

Transitions Optical to Supply Complimentary Eye Health Education Resources to NAHN Nurses Across the Country WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, Inc. and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) have announced a national partnership to reach Hispanic communities with eye health information. Transitions Optical has joined NAHN as a Corporate Member and will provide education to NAHN members on the higher risk for eye health issues among Hispanic...

2014-04-28 12:30:45

SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LumiThera Inc., a medical device company focused on the development of non-invasive light emitting diode (LED) treatment for ocular disorders and disease, today announced it is a recipient of a Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Award (LSDF) grant. LumiThera was 1 of 5 recipients of the LSDF grants each worth $250,000 to provide for proof of concept studies. As stated in the LSDF press release: "LSDF created the Proof of Concept granting...

2014-04-28 08:30:58

-- Intravitreal corticosteroid implant for treatment of vision impairment associated with diabetic macular oedema MELBOURNE, Australia and ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian and New Zealand patients suffering from vision impairment due to a type of diabetes-induced eye disease will have access to a new treatment, following a license deal between Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) and Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ: ALIM). The exclusive...

2014-04-03 13:16:35

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys. The study...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.