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2014-06-26 16:25:11

CHOP Expert Leads Telemedicine Study Aimed at Improving Outcomes in Underserved Children PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

2014-06-25 23:03:52

ShopCLE.com has just announced their annual "first week of summer" sunglasses sale on all models in their store. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Eyecare Associates LLC., has been in business for over 15 years online, and has a proven track record of great customer service and huge selection on designer sunglasses. Specializing in the retail of sunglasses, contact lenses, and contact lens accessories, they are one of very few authorized online retailers of those products. For...

2014-06-25 08:22:02

FedEx-Sponsored Program Will Provide Comprehensive Hands-On Training to Eye Care Professionals From Central Luzon NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, is bringing the Flying Eye Hospital back to Pampanga, Philippines for a two-week intensive ophthalmic skills exchange program aimed at strengthening the skills and subspecialty training of ophthalmologists throughout the Central Luzon region....

2014-06-24 23:07:29

To help kick off the Summer LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, June 24th at 7 pm at their Smithtown office. This event is open to the public and attendees will witness a live LASIK procedure being performed by eye surgeon, John Mauro, D.O. Smithtwown, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 To help kick off the Summer LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, June 24th at 7 pm at their...

2014-06-24 08:32:41

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ForSight VISION5 is pleased to announce that Charles Semba, MD has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer from Shire Pharmaceuticals where he served as Vice President, Clinical Medicine (Ophthalmology). ForSight VISION5 is developing non-invasive drug delivery products to replace eye drops and provide sustained therapy for major anterior segment eye diseases including glaucoma, dry eye, and allergy....

2014-06-24 08:32:02

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has received CE Marking (Conformite Europeenne) in Europe for the TECNIS(®) Symfony Extended Range of Vision intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of cataract patients who may also have a diminished ability to focus on near objects (presbyopia). Standard IOLs can be used in cataract treatment to improve distance vision, but the TECNIS Symfony IOL is a first-of-its kind lens that is intended to...

2014-06-24 08:30:26

-- Survey highlights interest in easing patient compliance issues associated with conventional post-cataract surgery eye drop regime -- SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMMY), a vertically-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering high quality, novel, and customizable medicines to physicians and patients at accessible prices, today unveiled the results of a recent survey(1) of leading national cataract surgeons...

2014-06-23 23:02:52

Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. The surgeons of the clinic have successfully treated a large number of cataract patients. They specialize in cataract surgery and small-incision laser assisted cataract and implant surgery. They deploy the most advanced...

2014-06-20 12:23:14

Program concluded with great success resulting in 85 medical professionals trained and 82 patients treated NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, concluded a highly successful two-week ophthalmic training program with the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and the Davao Society for Ophthalmology (DSO). During the program (8-19 June 2014) 43 doctors received...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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