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2010-04-12 09:53:00

BOSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Implanting blue light-filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs) during cataract surgery helps maintain visual function and may preserve the health of the retina, specifically in disease states such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a comprehensive review published in the May/June 2010 edition of Survey of Ophthalmology.(1) Prolonged exposure to short-wavelength blue light is harmful to the retina, leading to age-related diseases of the...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

WATERFORD CITY, Ireland, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an important new study show that implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOLs) at the time of cataract surgery increases a nutritional component of the eye, which may afford protection against the development and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, conducted by leading ophthalmology and vision researchers from the Macular Pigment Research Group at the Waterford Institute of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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