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2014-03-11 16:23:15

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Devices and Drug Delivery Technologies (Technical Insights) Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms Vital for Ophthalmic Device and Drug Delivery InnovationThe aging of the population around the world will consequently lead to a rapid increase in the 65-and-over population by 2030, a population that accounts for the highest incidence and prevalence of eye...

2013-11-19 16:54:03

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the leading causes of sudden and irreversible loss of vision in older adults. In a prospective randomized trial of 60 patients with NAION, investigators have shown that the addition of the corticosteroid fluocortolone (FC) to standard therapy significantly improves both short- and long-term visual acuity, especially when given soon after the onset of...

2013-05-24 23:25:33

Neuracel declares it can terminate the nerve damage caused by neuropathy. Visit http://www.neuracel.com for more information. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Diabetes is one of the worst diseases on its own, but it can become a nuisance when patients are unfortunate enough to become victims of peripheral neuropathy as well. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse at http://goo.gl/QyhCz, about 60-70 percent of diabetic patients are at a risk of developing neuropathy...

2013-05-13 23:24:58

Increase in Diabetic Neuropathy Escalates Neuropathy Epidemic Impacting Millions According to The Neuropathy Association. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 According to The Neuropathy Association, there are now 15-18 million Americans with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. 60-70% of the 25.8 million adults and children in the U.S. with diabetes have DPN.* The growing DPN statistic significantly raises the overall number of people with...

2011-08-11 06:43:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- By studying a mouse model, researchers have obtained new insights about glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that leads to damage to the optic nerve. This is the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP). There are four forms of glaucoma, and...

2011-03-28 13:29:00

PINE BROOK, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diopsys, Inc. has launched the new Diopsys® NOVA-DN VEP Vision Testing System to help optometrists and ophthalmologists detect optic nerve disease, including glaucoma and other neuro-visual disorders. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, reports the World Health Organization. According to Prevent Blindness America, glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of sight" because half of all patients...

2010-11-30 10:19:00

PINE BROOK, N.J., Nov. 30 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alberto Gonzalez Garcia, M.D. has joined Diopsys, Inc. as its new Research Director. Dr. Gonzalez will head all scientific research for new product development and enhancement projects, including clinical studies. His extensive experience in neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma research will give the Diopsys scientific and engineering teams a valuable resource for developing the most advanced, patient-friendly vision testing equipment...

2008-12-23 20:41:52

The sneak thief of sight -- glaucoma -- often associated with the elderly, can strike at any age, a U.S. non-profit group warns. Officials at the Chicago-based Prevent Blindness America say glaucoma causes loss of sight by slowly damaging the optic nerve, which results in loss of peripheral vision. If not treated central vision can be lost as well. There were no warning signs. I had very close to 20/20 vision and never had any pain, A.J. DeGeorge, a 27-year-old being treated for the disease...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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