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2014-09-09 16:26:52

American Academy of Ophthalmology explains common eye symptoms for adults in support of Healthy Aging Month SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older.[1] By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people will have vision impairment that cannot be...

2014-09-08 23:00:44

The advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa patient – considered a trailblazer – now paves the way for her grown children and others also battling the same blinding eye disease Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 A 66 year old blind woman, who recently underwent successful surgery to receive the new FDA-approved “Argus® II” Retinal Prosthesis System in her eye, is already exceeding expectations in her progress to see again with the retinal implant often described as the...

2014-09-04 23:13:17

Products help with eye health issues like glaucoma, dry eye and macular degeneration Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Go4ItNutrition.com, a popular nutritional products website, will now offer the Doctor’s Advantage line of effective eye health solutions to its broad customer base. The brand offers a variety of supplements to assist with eye health issues like macular degeneration, dry eye and glaucoma. Doctor’s Advantage (http://doctorsadvantage.net) has formulated its...

2014-09-04 23:13:06

Atelier Eyewear announces that it is launching a new online guide to help hard to fit eyewear purchasers find perfect fitting optical and sunglasses New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Atelier Eyewear announces that it is launching a new online guide to help hard to fit eyewear purchasers find perfect fitting optical and sunglasses that match their individual styles and personalities. The Atelier i-Style Guide (http://atelier-i-style.com) employs an online questionnaire covering...

2014-09-04 04:21:42

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that Bayer HealthCare's Japanese subsidiary, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. has submitted a marketing authorization application for EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). EYLEA has already been approved in Japan for the treatment of patients with neovascular (wet)...

2014-09-03 23:09:37

Today, Fecbek, a well-known sunglasses manufacturer and retailer, has proudly pronounced its new designs of sunglasses. In addition, the company offers the highest quality sunglasses at attractive prices. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Today, Fecbek, a well-known sunglasses manufacturer and retailer, has proudly pronounced its new designs of sunglasses. In addition, the company offers the highest quality sunglasses at attractive prices. Customers can find a variety of items at up to 50...

2014-09-03 23:08:57

Developed to improve the reading experience for those affected by low vision, the unique design of the ClearView C provides more working space and helps users to read or view any material, enjoy hobbies or write without being restricted in movement. VISTA, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Optelec, U.S. introduces the new ClearView C desktop video magnifier. Worldwide, there are around 160 million people who are visually impaired. As people get older, sight problems become more common. People...

2014-09-03 12:30:15

78 percent of aging Americans affected by vision loss; American Optometric Association offers tips to protect eyesight throughout life ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around them. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q(®) consumer survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report...

2014-08-30 23:04:56

Oakland Eye Clinic, a leading Rochester, Michigan, eye care practice releases brand new web content for current and prospective patients. Rochester, Michigan (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Oakland Eye Clinic located in Rochester, Michigan, is pleased to announce the release of all new, unique and educational web content addressing a range of eye care services, procedures and vision correction surgeries, including LASIK and cataract surgery in Rochester. The new content can be found on...

2014-08-28 23:13:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, M.D. encourages patients to get an eye exam in honor of Cataract Awareness Month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Every year, cataracts affect over 22 million Americans over the age of 40 and are considered the leading cause of blindness in the world. Characterized by the clouding and darkening of the eye’s natural lens behind the iris, cataracts are estimated to affect an additional 30 million Americans by the year 2020, mostly due to an...


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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