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2014-10-24 08:26:13

Dropless cataract surgery created a "buzz" and was a "hot topic" at this year's AAO meeting SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMY), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary sterile and topical compounded drug formulations, today reported on clinical findings demonstrating the safety and benefits of Dropless cataract surgery and provided an update resulting from the recent...

2014-10-23 23:03:58

The industry has also benefited from regulations that have established optometrists' role in eye care, thus insulating the industry from competition from opticians. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Optometrists industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Optometrists industry has exhibited slight growth due to robust demand from elderly individuals with age-related eye ailments, including...

2014-10-22 23:09:35

Expert ophthalmologists at Beverly Hills Medical Center in Kuwait comment on new developments in DNA testing for congenital cataracts. Kuwait (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A new research study out of the United Kingdom has found that advancements in gene-sequencing technology can help ophthalmologists identify mutations that often lead to childhood blindness. According to the new study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, next generation...

2014-10-22 08:33:26

Study Finds Visual Function Improves in Majority of Patients Implanted with the CE Marked Alpha IMS Subretinal Microchip CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Dr. Helmut Sachs, senior consultant and head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Clinic Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Germany presented patient outcomes at one year post-implantation of the CE...

2014-10-21 16:28:12

The American Optometric Association reminds patients that yearly, comprehensive eye exams remain a critical pathway to eye and vision health ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are improving patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye diseases, including those associated with diabetes, which now affects 29 million...

2014-10-21 12:32:23

Implanted Lens System is a Novel Solution for Dry AMD Symptoms CHICAGO, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London Eye Hospital Pharma, a London based medical device and pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has initiated US discussions to gain clinical data for its iolAMD lens system (http://www.iolAMD.com ). iolAMD is a novel intraocular lens system designed to restore lost vision and provide an independent lifestyle for patients with early, intermediate and advanced...

2014-10-21 12:31:52

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh Sees a Bright Future for the Calhoun Vision Light Adjustable Lens LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles has more than its share of successful ophthalmologists, oral surgeons, business consultants, college professors, investors and entrepreneurs. But Dr. Jack Kavanaugh may be the only Angeleno whose extraordinary career has encompassed all of these professions and more. After earning his DDS from UCLA, Kavanaugh opened a Beverly Hills practice in...

2014-10-20 16:27:06

HERNDON, Va. and SHANGHAI, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herndon Virginia and Shanghai China. Euclid Systems Corporation and its subsidiary Euclid Trading (Shanghai) Ltd. and New Vision Eye Clinic, a member of the Optegra Eye Hospital Group, announce the signing of a cooperative agreement. Euclid Systems Corporation has appointed New Vision Eye Clinics as its factory authorized retail representative in the Shanghai and Suzhou areas of China. New Vision has agreed to establish retail...

2014-10-20 08:31:04

Made to cover hollow eye sockets, flexible custom masks provide more affordable, fast- production alternative to traditional prosthetics CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their novel process can...

2014-10-20 08:31:01

Nepal study shows tablet-based test could lead to earlier intervention and improved eye health outcomes in low-resource communities CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American...


Latest Ophthalmology Reference Libraries

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2013-04-30 13:41:59

1. vitreous body 2. ora serrata 3. ciliary muscle 4. ciliary zonules 5. canal of Schlemm 6. pupil 7. anterior chamber 8. cornea 9. iris 10. lens cortex 11. lens nucleus 12. ciliary process 13. conjunctiva 14. inferior oblique muscle 15. inferior rectus muscle 16. medial rectus muscle 17. retinal arteries and veins 18. optic disc 19. dura mater 20. central retinal artery 21. central retinal vein 22. optic nerve 23. vorticose vein 24. bulbar sheath 25. macula 26. fovea 27. sclera 28....

Zonules of Zinn
2012-07-01 19:12:34

The Zonules of Zinn, also known as Zinn’s membrane and ciliary zonule, is a ring of fibrous strands connecting the ciliary body with the crystalline lens of the eye. The zonule of Zinn is split into two layers: a thin layer, which lines with the hyaloid fossa, and a thick layer, which is a collection of zonular fibers. Together, these fibers are known as the suspensory ligament of the lens. When color granules are displaced from the Zonules of Zinn, by friction against the lens, the...

British Journal of Ophthalmology
2012-06-04 19:51:12

The British Journal of Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1917 by the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital Reports and the Ophthalmoscope and Ophthalmic Record. As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are Harminder Dua and Arun Singh. This journal covers clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations related to ophthalmology. It also provides major reviews and covers regional issues. It is indexed in Index Medicus,...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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