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2014-10-01 16:26:31

Don't let over-the-counter eye accessories turn Halloween into a nightmare, ophthalmologists warn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story - going blind because of a costume accessory - the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun...

2014-09-26 08:25:40

Novel formulation, dosed twice daily, shows superiority to placebo (vehicle gel) in eliminating inflammation and pain following cataract surgery in Phase 3 study If approved, sub-micron loteprednol etabonate would be the first BID (or twice-day) ophthalmic steroid. Expect to file in the U.S. in Second Half of 2015 Expect to launch in the U.S. in Second Half of 2016 LAVAL, Quebec, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International,...

2014-08-28 23:11:23

Over 22 million students will attend college or university in the U.S. this fall. Dr. Stewart Shofner shares five important vision tips to keep student’s eyes healthy and seeing their very best. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center met with many young patients throughout the summer that recently headed off to college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 22 million students will attend college or university in the...

2014-08-18 08:28:21

Researchers, federal health officials and industry partners to explore prevention strategies SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare infection among contact lens wearers that causes severe eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and potential vision loss. The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and...

2014-07-28 08:30:01

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers parents sight-saving advice for teens headed to college SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States.[1] Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college...

2014-07-23 08:31:11

- The candidate drug, developed in Italy in the L'Aquila laboratories of the Biopharmaceutical Group, finds its origins in the research of Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini. NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dompe, a leader in R&D for new therapeutic solutions for the treatment of rare diseases, announces that rhNGF (Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor) has been designated as an orphan drug by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....

Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Longer Than Thought
2014-04-17 12:42:47

Society for General Microbiology Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has been identified as a particular risk factor for microbial keratitis. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Liverpool, shows that a bacterial strain associated with more...

2013-07-02 23:03:36

Summer is right around the corner, and people are flooding to the beaches, lakes, and pools. However, there are many health concerns that come along with swimming with your contact lenses in. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 With the summer season coming up, it's important to understand and realize the very real health risks of swimming with contact lenses in. CLEcontactlenses.com has compiled some of the most common risks and alternative options. Swimming with contact lenses in can...


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Onchocerca volvulus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Onchocerca volvulus is a species of roundworm that is classified within the Nematoda phylum. This species causes the disease onchocerciasis, more commonly known as river blindness. The life cycle of this species is dependent upon an intermediate host, typically the black fly, and a definitive host, which is always a human. Its lifecycle begins when a black fly ingests microfilariae from a human host by consuming blood. The microfilariae that were present in the skin of the human host now...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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