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2014-03-31 16:23:31

Ophthalmologists encourage athletes to wear eye protection as spring sports season begins SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye...

2014-03-25 23:03:17

During March Workplace Eye Wellness Month, ophthalmologists stress the importance of staying safe on the job by wearing proper eye protection. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and throughout the month, Weil Eye Care is stressing the importance of wearing proper eye protection on the job. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year to treat a workplace eye injury (Link:...

2014-02-27 16:27:48

During March Workplace Eye Wellness Month, ophthalmologists stress importance of wearing proper eye protection on the job SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room to treat a workplace eye injury.[1] A significant portion of eye injuries occur in manufacturing, construction and mining, industries which are experiencing recent job growth. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding...

2014-01-27 23:01:15

Weil Eye Care advises getting an eye examination to check for glaucoma. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Weil Eye Care Medical Center is offering advice and information about glaucoma and how to detect the disease early through eye examinations. Glaucoma is known as the "silent thief" because those who have it are not aware of the disease until a significant part of their vision is gone. However, it can be detected in its early stages...

2014-01-02 10:15:12

Findings published in Jan. issue of Ophthalmology Ocular trauma causing open globe injury, or a breach in the wall of the eye, remains an important cause of vision loss, with more than 200,000 open globe injuries occurring worldwide each year. In many cases, retinal detachment follows the traumatic injury, causing significant vision loss or blindness. Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Medical School Department of...

2013-11-16 12:20:24

Research shows visor usage leads to four-fold reduction in injuries NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today at the 117(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that wearing visors in the National Hockey League (NHL) could cause a four-fold decrease in the risk of eye injuries. Furthermore, the study found that eye injuries over the last 10 seasons have cost the NHL and its associated franchises more than $32 million in...

2013-10-31 23:19:52

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Weil Eye Care wants to encourage safety and accident prevention. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Weil Eye Care wants to encourage safety and accident prevention during October, Eye Injury Prevention Month. Dr. Weil has seen many accidents involving eyes, including a bungee cord causing blindness, which snapped back and released the metal hook into someone’s eye. Dr. Weil has had to see the results and operate on patients that were...

2013-10-14 23:03:13

DIATON® through the Eyelid Tonometer Pen is words only tonometer pen for glaucoma testing to allow measurements of intraocular pressure IOP through upper eyelid and sclera without numbing drops, effect of the central corneal parameters, or touching the eyeball. DIATON® tonometer pen is a trusted choice for Emergency Room (ER) or Emergency Departments (ED). Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 DIATON® Tonometer Pen ( BiCOM Inc, USA) worlds only Non-corneal, Non-contact,...

2013-07-02 23:00:14

It is best to leave fireworks to the professionals, but here are some safety tips on what to do if you or someone near you receives an eye injury this Fourth of July. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Fireworks are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations, but the thrill of fireworks can cause serious eye injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports about 200 Americans suffer eye-related injuries on a daily basis in the month and around the July Fourth holiday. What...

2013-04-19 16:25:27

Conditions include dry eye disease, xerostomia (dry mouth), interstitial cystitis (bladdar inflammation), and postmenopausal vaginal atrophy Natural lubricants play an important role in health, including a well-known effect to help prevent osteoarthritis in knee and ankle joints. However, much is still unknown about their role and function in other areas of the body. Researchers for the first time have discovered that the surface of the eye produces "lubricin," the same substance that...