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2014-06-07 23:01:45

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is attempting to submit this client's idea, the Portable Reading Lenses, to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 "I was tired of having to wear two pairs of glasses at work," said an inventor from Trenton, Fla. "I thought that life would be much easier if I did not have to keep track of both my safety glasses and my reading glasses." He developed the PORTABLE READING LENSES to provide enhanced visual...

2014-06-05 23:14:58

Ophthalmologist Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS is pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Robin, MD, has joined his medical team as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon. Ft. Myers, Florida (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Ophthalmologist Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS is pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Robin, MD, has joined his medical team as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon. Dr. Robin has performed over 65,000 laser vision correction procedures during his 20 years in...

2014-06-05 12:30:20

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Ophthalmic Devices, Diagnostics and Surgical Equipment: Global Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/ophthalmic_devices_diagnostics_surgical_equipment_global_markets.html INTRODUCTIONSTUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThis BCC report, Ophthalmic Devices, Diagnostics and Surgical Equipment: Global Markets, provides a comprehensive description of conditions and diseases that...

2014-06-04 20:22:10

In the news release, The American Academy of Ophthalmology Offers Guidance to Help Improve Public Understanding of Cataracts, issued 03-Jun-2014 by American Academy of Ophthalmology over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050" rather than "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding...

2014-06-03 12:39:40

Aging of Baby Boomers Generation Creates Unprecedented Demand for Cataract Surgery SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report released by Prevent Blindness America, a national nonprofit organization, more than 24 million adults in the United States suffer from cataracts, a condition that clouds the lens and prevents or changes the light that passes into the eye. Cataract surgery ranks as the most common surgical procedure, with nearly 19 million procedures performed each...

2014-06-03 08:33:15

Eye physicians and surgeons clear up the facts about the lens-clouding eye condition SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2020.[1] As part of its efforts to support Cataract Awareness Month this June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye...

2014-06-02 23:09:04

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy comments on new study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology linking reduced glaucoma blindness to early diagnosis and treatment. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shown that the probability of blindness associated with the eye disease glaucoma has been reduced by nearly 50% since 1990. It is thought that early treatment and more effective diagnoses have had major impacts on the reduction of the...

2014-06-02 08:29:17

-- Omeros to Host Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. ET -- SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Omidria(TM) (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3% for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement (ILR) to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative pain. The approval comes with no...

2014-05-31 23:00:55

Shane Michaels releases a review of Vision Without Glasses, a unique method that corrects vision naturally without surgery, glasses, or contacts. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Vision Without Glasses, a method created by former optometrist Duke Peterson that is helping people improve their vision and get rid of their glasses and contacts without drugs or surgery has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “In our society today, most everyone just...

2014-05-30 23:14:53

Diopsys® NOVA-VEP data shows new hope for patients with degenerative eye diseases. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Affecting an estimated 60 to 70 million people worldwide, Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is the most common identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma. XFS presents unilaterally in about two thirds of patients and are more likely to present with glaucomatous damage than eyes without XFS. More severe than primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), Exfoliative Glaucoma (XFG)...


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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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