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2014-07-17 08:29:09

VICTUS Platform Offers One of the Largest Arrays of FDA-Cleared Applications for Femto-Assisted Cataract and Refractive Surgery LAVAL, Quebec, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VICTUS(®) Femtosecond Laser Platform for laser-assisted lens fragmentation* during cataract...

2014-07-15 23:14:50

Earns Elite Ranking from Physicians Voting for Best U.S. Hospital in Treating Complex Vision Cases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Wills Eye Hospital has been ranked the #2 Best Hospital in the Nation for Ophthalmology in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue released today. The annual issue, now in its 25th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The rankings are determined by the votes of thousands of doctors...

2014-07-15 13:30:11

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting in motion an inflammatory response similar to that evoked by bacterial infections. The study, published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has immediate clinical...

2014-07-14 23:03:57

The Retina Group of New York (RGONY), with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of Ozurdex® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) as a long-lasting treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) patients. Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The Retina Group of New York (RGONY), with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of Ozurdex® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) as a long-lasting treatment for...

2014-07-14 08:26:54

UITHOORN, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - HOYA signs a multiple-year contract with Eye diagnostics innovator i-Optics to offer opticians the EasyScan 3 minute eye care test services for life-long eye health. i-Optics, the inventor of the Easyscan retinal imaging device and HOYA Vision Care signed a multiple-year contract to launch a unique collaboration in the optical retail market. i-Optics developed the EasyScan to make medical grade images of...

2014-07-13 23:01:00

Transparency Market Research include new market research report "Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/intraocular-lenses-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 Intraocular lens...

2014-07-11 12:24:38

Funding Critical on Diseases Now Affecting Baby Boomers CLARKSBURG, Md., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries. With these latest grants, BrightFocus has now...

2014-07-11 12:24:35

LAKE MARY, Fla., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With families free from the time demands of school and extracurricular activities, summertime is the perfect time for pediatricians to schedule physical checkups for school-aged children and younger. As Chicago-area adopters of the Spot((TM)) Vision Screener can attest, implementing the right technology can quickly and smoothly augment quality of service. "A lot of new technologies cause a disruption in the normal workflow, but Spot was...

2014-07-10 23:01:04

Bellevue Clinic Offers New Revolutionary Technology from TearScience to Assess and Treat Evaporative Dry Eye Disease Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Bellevue LASIK and Cataract today announced the availability of LipiFlow®, a breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers. LipiFlow, from TearScience, treats the root cause of the most common form of dry eye disease, called Evaporative Dry Eye. This type of dry eye occurs when oil glands located in the eyelid do not secrete the oil...

2014-07-09 16:28:35

Combination Laser Platform Includes SLT and YAG for Treatment of Glaucoma and Cataract CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optimis Fusion(TM) integrated laser platform. The Optimis Fusion system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) photoregeneration therapy and traditional YAG photodisruption treatments to offer ophthalmologists a versatile armamentarium for treating both cataract and...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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