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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...

2014-10-20 08:28:35

Easy-to-understand materials can help ophthalmologists increase patient compliance, reduce malpractice suits and improve outcomes CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low literacy rates contribute to poor patient compliance, leading to increased hospitalizations and chronic illness and costing the economy between $106 - $238 billion each year.(1) To help address this issue within eye health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has redesigned its patient education...

2014-10-20 08:21:47

*** Data Presented Today At The Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Ophthalmology *** NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) today announced that statistically significant interim results from a study commissioned by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) demonstrated significant improvements in critical visual functions of IAF pilots through the use of the GlassesOff mobile app. The data will be presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy...

2014-10-19 16:21:24

Largest retrospective study of its kind reveals that nearly 60 percent of patients with both uveitis and MS are diagnosed with each within a 5-year span CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span. The study is being presented today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual...

2014-10-19 12:21:14

First-of-its-kind device may solve issue of poor patient compliance with eye drops CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device, known as a punctum...

2014-10-19 12:21:11

IRIS Registry now used by close to one-third of U.S. eye physicians and surgeons; contains insights from 10 million patient visits SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in the development of an innovative quality of care initiative launched less than a year ago. In presentations today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Academy revealed that close to...

2014-10-18 12:21:28

Vision Health Professionals Welcome Proposed New Regulations OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or 'cosmetic' contact lenses being regulated as medical devices. 'Cosmetic' contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or...

2014-10-18 12:21:24

Study shows iPhone ophthalmoscope could be an effective, lower-cost solution for monitoring diabetic retinopathy in remote populations CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 118(th) annual meeting. The results of the research indicate...


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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