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2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

2014-02-10 08:26:04

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that in the Phase 3 VISTA-DME trial of EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), EYLEA 2 milligrams (mg) dosed monthly (2Q4) and EYLEA 2 mg dosed every two months (after 5 initial monthly injections, 2Q8) showed a sustained improvement from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at week 100, compared to...

2014-02-10 08:25:06

ALBANY, New York, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Contact Lens Market (Gas Permeable Contact Lens and Soft Contact Lens) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global endocrine testing market was valued at USD 6.81billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth USD13.47 billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 10.3% from 2013 to 2019. Browse...

2014-02-07 23:23:07

The new Melatonin Production Factor (MPF) can be determined for every computer lens tint. It tells consumers how much longer they can view their computer display at night time without significant disruption of their sleep because of blue light emitted by the display San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Researchers at Photoprotective Technologies (PPT) have developed a rating system for assessing the ability of computer glasses to ensure the production of Melatonin – the...

2014-02-06 08:29:32

American Academy of Ophthalmology advises that early detection and today's treatments for common eye disease among seniors can help stop vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in Americans age 65 and older[1], seniors who develop AMD should not consider blindness in advanced age to be inevitable, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During AMD Awareness Month, the...

2014-02-06 08:28:28

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Harry Koster, M.D., a board-certified, Harvard-trained ophthalmologist, has been named one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by Consumer's Research Council of America, an independent research team. He was selected based on his experience, training and professional associations by the Consumer Research Council of America, which does not accept fees, donations or advertising from any individual, professional, corporation or association....

2014-02-05 12:28:59

DR. CATHERINE PHAM JOINS HAWAII CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE KAHULUI, Hawaii, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute's Maui location is pleased to announce Catherine Pham, MD will be joining its Kahului office beginning February 10, 2014. Dr. Pham's arrival to this office opens new opportunities to provide patients with comprehensive eye care without the delay of an appointment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/LA59337) A board-certified...

2014-02-04 08:35:06

Industry Leaders To Hear From an Important New Voice In The Fight Against Glaucoma MIAMI, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc., today announced that it will participate in the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on Friday, February 7(th), 2014 at The Palace Hotel, in San Francisco. The event is presented by the Glaucoma Research Foundation and brings together key clinical, industry, financial and regulatory leaders, in a unique exchange on research innovation and advances in...

2014-01-31 23:23:15

Dr. Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute is offering an upgrade from basic LASIK surgery the Intralase procedure at no additional cost. The promotion is available for a limited time. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Dr. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS, an Atlanta LASIK surgeon and medical director of the Atlanta Vision Institute is currently offering patients a free upgrade from the LASIK procedure to the blade-free IntraLASIK procedure utilizing the latest in LASIK technology. The...

2014-01-30 12:28:41

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-recognized glaucoma specialist Gregory L. Skuta, M.D., has begun his term as the 117(th) president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. Dr. Skuta, who was elected by the Academy's 32,000 eye physician and surgeon members, will hold the office for one year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140130/MM56151 (Logo:...


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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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