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2014-07-07 08:28:27

American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds older adults to have a comprehensive eye exam if they notice signs of low vision SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.[1] As part of its support for Senior Independence Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is providing older adults with low vision guidance on...

2014-07-04 23:02:53

Dr. Michael Tracy, ophthalmologist in San Diego, wants to help patients stay safe during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend by preventing serious eye injuries during celebrations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Though Independence Day is a time for celebration, one must be careful when handling fireworks and other objects, as they can cause major damage if not handled properly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, consumer fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend...

2014-07-03 23:03:41

Dr. Brett Brimhall of Brimhall Eye Center performs the myopia treatment with stellar results. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Brimhall Eye Center, Las Vegas’ premier eye surgery center, announced today that its board-certified surgeon, Dr. Brett D. Brimhall, M.D. this week performed his first implantable collamer lens surgery. The surgery, often referred to as “ICL surgery,” places a Visian implantable collamer lens inside the eye just behind the iris and in front of the natural...

2014-07-03 16:22:54

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3xx6ff/ophthalmology) has announced the addition of the "Global Ophthalmology Devices Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global ophthalmology devices market witnessed a dip during the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009; however, it is poised to grow at a stable rate mainly due to an increasing aging population, large...

2014-07-02 23:12:27

Issuing cannabis recommendations for patients suffering from glaucoma, Columbia Eye Associates has recently signed up to MarijuanaDoctors.com in hopes of furthering the use of alternative medicine in optometry. Located in the nation's capital, this DC marijuana doctor gives glaucoma patients hope. Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Columbia Eye Associates is a certified ophthalmology practice that is located in the nation’s capital – Washington, D.C. This particular eye care...

2014-07-02 23:01:50

Doctors at Wills Eye Hospital Remind Independence Day Revelers that Fireworks are Not Toys Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, ophthalmologists at Wills Eye Hospital are reminding the public that fireworks are not toys and can lead to devastating eye injuries. Despite the popularity of consumer fireworks, the devices can cause blindness and disfigurement and each year they prompt severe injuries across the nation including corneal burns,...

2014-07-02 12:20:58

With the new, thinner temple set, Flying Eyes are becoming the ideal sunglasses for everyone from pilots to bikers, EMT to firefighters AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patented Flying Eyes Sunglasses, proven to be the most comfortable sunglasses for use with aviation-style headsets, are being updated to make them even more comfortable and ideal to wear for a wider audience. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140702/124114Logo -...

2014-07-01 23:02:41

Charleston-based Operation Sight joins new ASCRS Foundation network. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The first two charitable cataract surgeries, performed as part of the ASCRS Foundation’s new Operation Sight network, are to be conducted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, by Kerry Solomon, MD, at Physicians Eye Surgery Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The two Charleston patients suffered from advanced cataracts, but did not have private insurance and were ineligible for government...

2014-07-01 23:01:42

Diopsys® NOVA-ERG provides a way to discriminate between AMD and healthy eyes. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 In a controlled clinical study, a team of researchers from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary concluded that test data from the Diopsys® NOVA-ERG vision test provides a way to discriminate both dry and wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) eyes from healthy eyes. The study results published in a poster titled 'Steady State Pattern Electroretinography (ssPERG)...

2014-07-01 12:28:07

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Samuel B. Barone, M.D. in the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barone will lead the company's clinical development programs, including advancing Avalanche's lead product, AVA-101 for the treatment of wet AMD. Dr. Barone will report to...


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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