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2014-01-30 08:30:06

Appointment Expands Board to Seven Members MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses for the eye, today announced the appointment of Kathryn Tunstall to its Board of Directors. Ms. Tunstall brings nearly 40 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, most recently serving for the past 13 years as Chairman of Conceptus, Inc., a...

2014-01-29 23:26:56

Benjamin Eye Institute now offers the most state-of-the-art surgical methods to improve eyesight for patients suffering from cataracts. West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In a recent article, Arthur Benjamin, MD board certified ophthalmologist of Benjamin Eye Institute, discusses providing premiere eye care through the use of new cataract care equipment. Dr. Benjamin strives to be the leader in cataract surgery by only using the best and most state-of-the-art technology. It is...

2014-01-28 16:26:18

Company will advance late-stage clinical studies of its revolutionary intraocular lens that enables patient to see near and far ... and all points in between BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerVision, Inc., a private company developing an accommodating intraocular lens, today announced the closing of the first tranche of its Series D funding round with participation from existing investors Venrock, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., Medtronic, Advanced...

Prescription Frames Coming To Google Glass
2014-01-28 12:50:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google is updating its Glass offering with a range of styles, and the ability to get Glass with Prescription lenses. The new styles include four new Glass frames in the Titanium line. Google posted on its Google Glass page Tuesday that it had new styles, and addressed the prescription lenses issue for Glass. "So we want you to be the first to know that the Titanium Collection is here, with a handful of new styles for Glass so you can...

2014-01-28 08:29:07

-Company Continues Go Dropless(TM) Information Campaign Targeted at Ophthalmologists- SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMY), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary sterile and topical drug formulations, today announced that it will be attending the ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting (http://caribbeaneyemeeting.com/) in Cancun, Mexico, January 31 to February 4, 2014. Imprimis will...

2014-01-27 23:02:25

“Vision Without Glasses” teaches people how to improve their vision effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to apply. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Vision Without Glasses” was created by Duke Peterson, who had worked in the ophthalmology business for over 25 years. This program provides people useful home remedies to reduce visual problems such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, lazy eye, cross-eye, poor night vision,...

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...

2014-01-27 23:00:48

Grand View Research has announced the addition of "Global Plano Sunglasses Industry Trends and Market Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database. Visit http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/plano-sunglasses-industry. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The global market for plano sunglasses is expected to reach USD 19,944.3 million by 2020, according to a new research report by Grand View Research, Inc. High-end products...

Visual System Can Retain Plasticity After Extended Blindness
2014-01-27 12:47:19

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. Now, researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have challenged that theory by studying a unique population of pediatric patients who were blind during these critical periods before removal of bilateral...

2014-01-23 23:27:06

Western Washington Medical Group, in an effort to support January Glaucoma Awareness Month, has released an article expounding on prevention and treatment for glaucoma. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On Monday, January 20th, Western Washington Medical Group stepped out in supporting glaucoma awareness, releasing an article about the dangers and prevalence of this sad disease. Currently, approximately 2.7 million people in the United States over the age of forty have glaucoma....


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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