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2014-06-28 23:02:10

A new study recently determined that chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of developing a cataract. Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center explains common cataract symptoms and shares tips on how to reduce one’s risk of developing a cataract. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Renowned Ophthalmologist, Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center has performed over 10,000 cataract and ocular surgeries on middle Tennessee’s eyes. Although most everyone is well aware...

2014-06-28 13:27:53

American Academy of Ophthalmology First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-06-27 16:23:51

Ophthalmologists recommend prescription medications and surgical treatments to maximize therapeutic results and minimize risks SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is reminding the public that it does not recommend marijuana or other cannabis products for the treatment of glaucoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Based on analysis by...

2014-06-27 08:24:46

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection has been recommended for approval by the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular edema (DME). The decision of the European Commission is expected in the second half of 2014. "Diabetes is a growing health concern worldwide and this milestone brings us...

2014-06-26 16:25:11

CHOP Expert Leads Telemedicine Study Aimed at Improving Outcomes in Underserved Children PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

2014-06-25 23:03:52

ShopCLE.com has just announced their annual "first week of summer" sunglasses sale on all models in their store. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Eyecare Associates LLC., has been in business for over 15 years online, and has a proven track record of great customer service and huge selection on designer sunglasses. Specializing in the retail of sunglasses, contact lenses, and contact lens accessories, they are one of very few authorized online retailers of those products. For...

2014-06-25 08:22:02

FedEx-Sponsored Program Will Provide Comprehensive Hands-On Training to Eye Care Professionals From Central Luzon NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, is bringing the Flying Eye Hospital back to Pampanga, Philippines for a two-week intensive ophthalmic skills exchange program aimed at strengthening the skills and subspecialty training of ophthalmologists throughout the Central Luzon region....

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....


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.