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2014-10-09 08:28:17

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON(®) Corporation, a leader in lifestyle healthcare and a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and SurgiVision(® )Consultants, Inc., a consulting firm contributing to the advancement of refractive surgery and ophthalmology through innovation and education, announced today a partnership to promote the Physician CEO(TM) program. The Physician CEO program is a new Certification Program at the Kellogg School of Management at...

2014-10-08 23:07:58

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, A W Lenses, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Tired of always having to change from regular glasses to sunglasses and then back again? Fortunately, an inventor from Baltimore, Md., has found a way to eliminate that inconvenience. He developed A W LENSES to provide an improved form of sun protection combined with vision correction for the eyes. As such, it eliminates the expense of losing and...

2014-10-08 23:00:26

New study shows that the Diopsys NOVA-ERG acts as window to the brain Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Research scientists from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco published findings in the Journal of Experimental Medicine stating there is a direct correlation with functional cell loss in the retina and signs of dementia in people with a genetic risk for frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The study shows that...

2014-10-08 08:26:24

-- Fourth indication for injection treatment that can stabilize and improve vision(1) -- mCNV a leading cause of visual impairment among those 20-50 years of age(9) Since its launch in Canada in 2007, Lucentis(®) has treated more than 100,000 eyes across all approved indications(3 ) DORVAL, QC, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. announced today that Lucentis(®) (ranibizumab), the treatment for several major causes of vision loss, has been...

2014-10-07 23:03:42

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to fund two projects that aim to establish the groundwork for the nation’s first whole-eye transplantation program. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to fund two projects that aim to establish the groundwork for the...

2014-10-06 16:27:54

EYLEA Now Approved for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), and Macular Edema following RVO TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO), which includes Macular Edema following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) in addition...

2014-10-06 12:28:26

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization, today joined the call to action against avoidable blindness by announcing a week-long series of events in support of the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. "As we approach World Sight Day on October 9, it's important to raise awareness not only of the resources available to help people preserve as much vision, function and independence as possible, but also of the many...

2014-10-02 16:26:43

American Academy of Ophthalmology announces awardees; supports World Sight Day Oct. 9 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 32 million people worldwide are blind, and 191 million have vision that is moderately or severely impaired, according to a study published in the journal Ophthalmology.[1] While 80% of these cases are preventable or treatable, gaining access to the necessary medical intervention or treatment can be extremely challenging for those living in...

2014-10-01 16:27:29

More than 150 Physicians in Attendance MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) today reported a strong physician presence and reception at this year's joint congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting in London. Among its activities at the event, IRIDEX hosted a workshop on its MicroPulse Laser Therapy to a standing room only auditorium - over...

2014-10-01 16:26:31

Don't let over-the-counter eye accessories turn Halloween into a nightmare, ophthalmologists warn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story - going blind because of a costume accessory - the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun...


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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