Latest Ophthalmology Stories

2014-05-22 08:28:41

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced that data from a one-year, multi-center study demonstrates the safety and durability of its proprietary MicroPulse technology as a treatment for glaucoma. The educational symposium was led by Drs. Ike Ahmed, David Gossage, and Elias Reichel and was attended by more than 300 ophthalmologists during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) conference in April....

2014-05-20 12:32:41

Introduction Of Single-Use, Pre-Sterilized MSICS Kit Increases Large-Scale Approach Toward The Elimination Of Blindness Due To Cataracts NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness - today announced its cataract elimination expansion campaign to begin throughout 23 countries in Western (Franco-phone) and Sub-Saharan Africa countries through a new partnership that introduces the use of single-use, pre-sterilized MSICS...

2014-05-19 16:23:44

The Flying Eye Hospital will be in Makassar for two weeks to provide intense thematic and subspecialty training NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Orbis's long-term commitment to strengthening the ophthalmic services in Indonesia, the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) has landed for the first time in Makassar to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program. The program represents an expansion of Orbis programing beyond the main island of Java...

2014-05-17 23:00:44

Recently, Fecbek.com has released its new collection of cool sunglasses. Now, the new collection of 2014 sunglasses from Fecbek.com are on sale with a 25% discount. (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Recently, Fecbek.com has released its new collection of cool sunglasses. Now, the new collection of 2014 sunglasses from Fecbek.com are on sale with a 25% discount. Anyone who places an order above $350 can get an extra discount. Sunglasses are very popular in the summer. The fashion glasses for women and...

2014-05-16 12:27:39

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - FDA submission planned for 1st Quarter 2015 - Shire forms business unit focused in ophthalmics Following a May 15, 2014, meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces today that it intends to submit a New Drug Application for lifitegrast as a treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry...

2014-05-15 08:29:17

Dr. Richard Lindstrom named fourth most influential person in Ophthalmology NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON Corporation, an emerging leader in lifestyle healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, is pleased to announce that board director Dr. Richard Lindstrom has been recognized by The Ophthalmologist, an international publication based in the UK, as the fourth most influential person in the field of Ophthalmology. The publication issues...

2014-05-14 23:11:45

Anything Optical (http://www.cgoptical2020.com) announced today their new name Anything Optical, formerly known as Everything Optical, their new offering of medical services, as well as a fully renovated store located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. Huntingdon Valley, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Now known as Anything Optical, this local full-service optical practice is celebrating its twentieth year in business serving the community. Carrying on with the tradition of Everything...

2014-05-14 23:10:54

Dr. Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care Comments on American Academy of Ophthalmology Study Promoting Early Treatment for Glaucoma San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A study released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology gave new information on the status of glaucoma in the United States, including how approximately half of those affected by the potentially blinding disease aren’t even aware that they have it. Asymptomatic in its early stages, glaucoma is estimated to affect 2.7...

2014-05-14 23:06:48

Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) Solution with the adoption of the latest technology. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) Solution with the adoption of the latest technology. Braverman Eye Center is a leading name in South Florida in the eye surgical and eye care solutions. They specialize in a series of eye treatments. One of those treatments is...

2014-05-13 23:09:06

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology jointly announced results of the studies on the effectiveness in controlling the progression of myopia recently. The findings showed that orthokeratology (Ortho-K) could slow down myopic progression by about 60% in school children. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Professor Pauline Cho of School of Optometry from PolyU commented that prevalence of myopia (short-sightedness) was reaching epidemic proportions in...

Latest Ophthalmology Reference Libraries

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,...

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...

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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