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2014-06-24 23:07:29

To help kick off the Summer LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, June 24th at 7 pm at their Smithtown office. This event is open to the public and attendees will witness a live LASIK procedure being performed by eye surgeon, John Mauro, D.O. Smithtwown, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 To help kick off the Summer LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, June 24th at 7 pm at their...

2014-06-24 08:32:41

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ForSight VISION5 is pleased to announce that Charles Semba, MD has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer from Shire Pharmaceuticals where he served as Vice President, Clinical Medicine (Ophthalmology). ForSight VISION5 is developing non-invasive drug delivery products to replace eye drops and provide sustained therapy for major anterior segment eye diseases including glaucoma, dry eye, and allergy....

2014-06-24 08:32:02

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has received CE Marking (Conformite Europeenne) in Europe for the TECNIS(®) Symfony Extended Range of Vision intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of cataract patients who may also have a diminished ability to focus on near objects (presbyopia). Standard IOLs can be used in cataract treatment to improve distance vision, but the TECNIS Symfony IOL is a first-of-its kind lens that is intended to...

2014-06-24 08:30:26

-- Survey highlights interest in easing patient compliance issues associated with conventional post-cataract surgery eye drop regime -- SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMMY), a vertically-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering high quality, novel, and customizable medicines to physicians and patients at accessible prices, today unveiled the results of a recent survey(1) of leading national cataract surgeons...

2014-06-23 23:02:52

Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. The surgeons of the clinic have successfully treated a large number of cataract patients. They specialize in cataract surgery and small-incision laser assisted cataract and implant surgery. They deploy the most advanced...

2014-06-20 12:23:14

Program concluded with great success resulting in 85 medical professionals trained and 82 patients treated NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, concluded a highly successful two-week ophthalmic training program with the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and the Davao Society for Ophthalmology (DSO). During the program (8-19 June 2014) 43 doctors received...

2014-06-19 23:02:23

During the first weekend of summer, Eye Care Associates is offering 7% off all contact lens solutions. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates is in its 15th year in business online as the operator of CleContactLenses.com and Shopcle.com. Both websites are online e-tailers that provide contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items that are eye care related. Both websites are supervised by a team of eye care professionals,...

2014-06-19 08:28:14

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, and SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories' RetnaGene(TM) portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes...

Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

By Michelle Ma, University of Washington Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes...

2014-06-16 16:24:40

Proceeds to support company through the completion of the ongoing CE Mark study and the launch of the U.S. pivotal study of the FluidVision(TM) accommodating intraocular lens BELMONT, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the company has completed a $30 million Series D financing round. New investors Aisling Capital and Correlation Venture...


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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