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2013-08-20 23:25:25

Karen Bostick, creator and CEO of PetsPage.com, today announced that Dr. Carrie Breaux, DVM, MVSc, DACVO (Veterinary Ophthalmologist) is one of PetsPage.com’s newest veterinary specialist Vet Pros. In addition to sharing valuable information to pet lovers on her Vet ProPage, Dr. Breaux will also act as a PetsPage.com media spokesperson in many areas of veterinary medicine including eye diseases in pets and the advanced techniques available in treating pet eye disorders. Boise, Idaho...

2012-04-15 23:01:38

20/20 Optometry announces free eye examinations and free eyeglasses for those who cannot afford it financially through its Sight for Children program. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), children should have their first thorough eye exam by six months of age, another by three years old, and again before entering kindergarten. Beyond that, regular eye exams — through an eye doctor — are recommended to keep any eye diseases...

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2010-06-25 09:31:26

Resveratrol inhibits formation of damaging blood vessels in mouse retina Resveratrol "” found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants "” stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The discovery has implications for preserving vision in blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in...

2010-02-09 00:30:00

LEUVEN, Belgium, February 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Paper Examines the Potential of Microplasmin to Improve the Treatment of a Range of Back of the Eye Diseases ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, announces today that the positive microplasmin Phase II trial results, evaluating the product's efficacy and safety in patients who...

2009-11-16 16:27:17

Determining what triggers the death of retinal cells, called photoreceptors, could hold the key to stopping blinding disorders caused by a wide range of eye diseases, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the November journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Several blinding disorders are known to cause the breakdown of photoreceptors. Caroline Zeiss, associate professor of comparative medicine and ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine, and her colleagues sought to...

2009-11-16 09:07:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that eyes change with age, and baby boomers - Americans born between 1946 and 1964 - are at the stage when many are affected by vision problems. Despite the prevalence of Americans affected by these changes, a new survey from the American Optometric Association (AOA) shows a concerning lack of public knowledge and misunderstanding regarding age-related eye diseases and conditions. According to the AOA's American...

2009-09-24 10:25:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Advances in Ophthalmology: Markets in the Treatment of Eye Disorders and Corrective Vision, 2nd Edition http://www.reportlinker.com/p0132603/Advances-in-Ophthalmology-Markets-in-the-Treatment-of-Eye-Disorders-and-Corrective-Vision-2nd-Ediiton.html The information represented in this report is a comprehensive analysis of the eye care market globally with a special...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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