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Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...

2014-02-14 23:21:57

Breakthrough Discovery for Dry Eyes from Water and Eye Researcher Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Eye care professionals now have an exciting new method to provide relief for patients with dry eye complaints, according to water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne. Dry eye, Kleyne notes, is the number one reason for United States eye doctor visits and a growing global crisis due to atmospheric pollution and global climate change. The invention that is exciting...

2014-02-14 23:03:23

New national partnership to increase education and outreach on topics of macular degeneration, latest research, prevention, treatment, as well as low vision technology and adaptive aids to improve quality of life. Vista, CA, Conshohocken, PA, (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

2014-02-13 20:21:59

Bob Costas' worsening conjunctivitis a reminder of the dangers of eye infections SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Bob Costas' worsening eye infection prompts him to step away from his Sochi Olympics reporting duties, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public of the importance of seeking prompt medical treatment and practicing good hygiene to reduce the spread of what can be highly infectious eye conditions....

2014-02-13 08:31:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ophthalmologists are lending their support to bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last week in Congress to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) used to calculate Medicare physician pay and other reforms. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, is urging lawmakers to pass H.R. 4015/S. 2000 (the SGR Repeal and Medicare Modernization Act of 2014),...

2014-02-13 04:20:28

BEIRUT, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Middle Eastern eyewear brand Magrabi Optical offers eyeglasses and sunglasses made with an array of different materials. Over the last couple of years, eyewear designers have had to use new, innovative materials in order to better serve different types of customers and their varied needs. Today, wearing glasses isn't just about vision correction or eye protection. If anything, the eyewear field now has more in common...

2014-02-12 23:23:02

From Now until Valentine's Day, ShopCLE.com is providing 30% off plus complimentary ground shipping on any pair of designer sunglass or prescription frame. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 New York-based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year as the operator of ShopCLE.com, an online e-tailer that sells designer sunglasses, designer optical frames, contact lenses, contact lens removers and other items related to eye care such as eye vitamins & supplements. Today...

Exercise Can Help Reduce Or Slow Vision Loss
2014-02-12 12:23:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it may seem unrelated to eye function, physical exercise can actually help to protect the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after injury – according to a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study indicated that exercising may be able to hamper the advancement of retinal degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. “This is the first report of simple exercise having a direct...

2014-02-12 08:28:20

BRANFORD, Conn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKA Medical, Inc., a leading developer and distributor of a wide range of light-based aesthetic systems, today announced that it has recently received clearance from the FDA for its Synchro REPLA:Y®, an innovative aesthetic workstation dedicated, but not limited, to high speed stable long-term, or permanent hair reduction, treatment of PFB, treatment of benign pigmented lesions, treatment of wrinkles and photocoagulation of...

2014-02-11 23:02:51

On Tuesday, February 11th, CLEContactLenses.com is offering 6% off plus complimentary ground shipping on all contact lens orders. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of Clecontactlenses.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact lens solution, contact lens cases, designer sunglasses and prescription frames. Today, CLEContactLenses.com is kicking off their 24...


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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