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2014-10-19 12:21:11

IRIS Registry now used by close to one-third of U.S. eye physicians and surgeons; contains insights from 10 million patient visits SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in the development of an innovative quality of care initiative launched less than a year ago. In presentations today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Academy revealed that close to...

2014-10-18 12:21:28

Vision Health Professionals Welcome Proposed New Regulations OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or 'cosmetic' contact lenses being regulated as medical devices. 'Cosmetic' contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or...

2014-10-18 12:21:24

Study shows iPhone ophthalmoscope could be an effective, lower-cost solution for monitoring diabetic retinopathy in remote populations CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 118(th) annual meeting. The results of the research indicate...

2014-10-18 12:21:22

Study demonstrates method as viable option for monitoring eye disease in immobile and pediatric patients CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Researchers from the Ross Eye Institute at the University at...

2014-10-18 12:21:18

Implantable eye devices that improve vision up close could soon be a viable alternative for aging eyes in the United States CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A corneal inlay device...

2014-10-17 12:28:42

No More Cataract Panel Discussion Addressed Cataract Blindness Elimination NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness - and Columbia University's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute joined together to hold the very first World Sight Day-themed Grand Rounds in recognition of this annual, public health awareness event to address avoidable blindness. "To all of us at HelpMeSee, every day is World Sight Day," said Jim Ueltschi,...

2014-10-17 08:25:43

InnFocus MicroShunt® showing promising results in reducing IOP in glaucoma patients. CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc., reported on results of 59 glaucoma patients treated outside the United States for up to 3 years with the InnFocus MicroShunt® at the 2014 Ophthalmology Innovation Summit in Chicago. The Summit was held prior to the beginning of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Company also said it expects to have treated...

2014-10-17 08:25:24

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) comparative effectiveness study in patients with Diabetic Macular Edema (Protocol T), EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection demonstrated a significantly greater improvement in mean change in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from baseline at 52 weeks compared to both...

2014-10-17 08:25:21

Fourteen Physicians, Eight New to the IRIDEX Podium, will Share their Experiences using MicroPulse® Laser Therapy for Retina and Glaucoma MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq:IRIX) announced today its Speakers' Forum program at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to be held on October 18 - 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Forum consists of a comprehensive 3-day schedule of activities at the IRIDEX booth featuring 13...

2014-10-16 23:03:41

Licensing Agreement Signed For Canadian Market Expected Revenue In Excess Of $30MM USD (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The Eye Machine, LLC today announced the signing of an agreement providing Eye Machine Canada the exclusive rights to market the company’s non-invasive treatment for macular degeneration. This agreement is expected to provide The Eye Machine a cash flow in excess of $30 million USD over the first ten years following FDA trial completion and approval from both licensing 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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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