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2014-08-21 23:11:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy comments on study suggesting that higher education and more years of schooling correlate with a higher degree of nearsightedness. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a recent study by The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development and severity of myopia. It is estimated that about 42 percent of the world’s population is nearsighted, and this study provides...

2014-08-21 23:08:58

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Fundus Cameras Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2019" to its report store. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fundus Cameras Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global fundus cameras market was valued at USD 236.1 million in 2011 and is...

2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-20 23:10:37

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the new SL-17 and purchase top-of-the-line Kowa products at prices available only at this year’s Vision Expo West meeting. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Kowa Optimed returns after a short hiatus to the Vision Expo West show to debut the new SL-17 portable slit lamp. The SL-17 has been upgraded to a 20,000 lux white LED source controlled by an illuminated thumb wheel for easy adjustments even in darkened examination...

2014-08-18 08:28:21

Researchers, federal health officials and industry partners to explore prevention strategies SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare infection among contact lens wearers that causes severe eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and potential vision loss. The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and...

2014-08-14 23:09:25

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind by one of Virginia's top surgeons, Dr. Douglas Cullom, former Navy Commander. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will...

2014-08-14 23:00:33

Five organizations have partnered for a five-year effort to bring high-quality eye care and vision-saving eye surgery to one of Guatemala’s neediest communities in the Baja Verapaz region—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation (ASCRS Foundation), the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, The Hope Alliance, Alcon and Lions Club International. The effort will kick off with an initial, nine-day mission, which includes ophthalmologist and U.S. Senator Rand...

2014-08-14 08:29:23

Additional funding is needed to further this important research. NORTH YORK, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder in which the cornea thins out and changes shape, becoming more conical than normal. This disease, usually diagnosed in adolescents, can cause vision distortion and sensitivity to light, affecting a person's ability to drive a car or read. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136171 Photo -...

2014-08-12 08:29:45

Over 10,000 Families In the U.S. to Receive Free Prescription Eyeglasses AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online value-priced eyewear retailer EyeBuyDirect.com (EBD), today announced that it has partnered with Feed The Children to provide over 10,400 pairs of prescription glasses to children and adults in impoverished communities who might not otherwise have access to necessary corrective eyewear. EyeBuyDirect's donation will be distributed by non-profit...

2014-08-11 23:00:17

Melanie K. Davis is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors Melanie K. Davis as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Davis is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in ophthalmology administration. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession,...


Latest Ophthalmology Reference Libraries

Eye
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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