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2014-05-13 23:03:47

James C. Tsai, MD, MBA has been appointed President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Chair of Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System, effective September 2014. New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Mount Sinai is pleased to announce today that James C. Tsai, MD, MBA has been appointed President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Chair of Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System, effective September 2014. A world-renowned physician-scientist...

2014-05-12 11:53:53

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Bioengineering a safe treatment for retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss in Canada A new drug approach has been developed for safer clean-up of deformed blood vessels in the eye by a research team at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The growth of malformed blood vessels that can burst is a leading cause of vision loss in North America. Retinopathy and retina degeneration are associated with...

2014-05-12 08:32:23

Patients Suffering From Blepharitis and Other Eyelid Conditions, such as Meibomian Gland Disease Leading to Dry Eye Syndrome, as well as Those Preparing for a Surgical Procedure may Benefit from the i-Lid Cleanser SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eye Institute of Marin in Marin County, California announced today that it is improving the care of the Institute's patients with a new eyelid cleanser. The i-Lid(TM) Cleanser, was developed by Kathryn Najafi-Tagol,...

2014-05-12 04:21:49

CEO Walter-G Wrobel Shares Patient Results with Subretinal Implants at the 2014 French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) Congress PARIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Walter-G Wrobel, CEO of Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's clinical trial for the first time in France at the 120th Congress of the French Society of Ophthalmology...

2014-05-09 08:21:09

Designed by a pilot, Flying Eyes Sunglasses provide maximum comfort with aviation headsets. AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patented Flying Eyes Sunglasses, proven to be the most comfortable sunglasses for use with headsets, now include the option of gradient tint lenses designed specifically for aviation use. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140508/85976 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140508/85975 Flying Eyes Sunglasses with gradient tint...

2014-05-08 23:14:04

Imagine a new eye-dentity with ‘Everlasting Eye Color,’ a cutting-edge surgical procedure that enables surgeons to change the color of a patient’s eyes for cosmetic reasons. Kuwait (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Have you ever wanted to change the color of your eyes permanently? The Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait (BHMC), a state-of-the-art surgery center that connects Gulf-area residents with some of the most prestigious surgeons from around the world, is now offering an outpatient...

2014-05-07 23:08:35

Markets for ophthalmic devices are driven by rapid technological innovation and the increasing patient population with ocular disease reports iData Research. Vamcouver, BC (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the European diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic device market is expected to exceed €700 million by 2020. There are two main drivers...

2014-05-07 12:26:55

Roche/Genentech's Avastin Continues to Garner the Greatest Physician-Reported Patient Share in DME Due to Its Low Relative Cost, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, ahead of the anticipated label expansion of Regeneron's Eylea for diabetic macular edema (DME) in August 2014, over half of surveyed U.S. retinal specialists and general ophthalmologists currently prescribe this anti-vascular...

2014-05-06 23:09:13

Beginning today Eye care Associates is offering 4% off all eye care products and 40% off sunglasses. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 New York-based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year as the operator of CLEContactLenses.com and ShopCLE.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens inserter/removers, designer sunglasses and optical frames such as Ray Ban. As Mother's Day approaches this coming Sunday, Eye Care Associates is offering a Mother's Day sale on...

2014-05-05 16:26:38

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute (HCLI) welcomes Dr. John M. Tsue of Kona to its team of specialized eye doctors. As the owner of his own practice, Eyecare of Kona, the Doctor of Optometry, born and raised in Hilo, has been providing services to the community for the past 35 years. He expands the capabilities of his practice with advanced technology from the Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute. Joining HCLI brings the...


Latest Ophthalmology Reference Libraries

Eye
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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