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2012-03-07 13:51:11

Measurement of pressure within the eye, or intraocular pressure (IOP), is known to fluctuate throughout the day, and wide swings in patients with glaucoma are believed to be related to the progression of the disease, which can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and vision. The clinical assessment of IOP, however, has been restricted to office visits during daytime hours. In a new study, parents using the Icare Rebound Tonometer evaluated IOP patterns in normal children at home,...

2012-01-22 11:00:00

The Eye Clinic of Texas is offering a Free Glaucoma Screening at our Galveston office located at 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, TX 7750 between January 23, 2012 and February 29, 2012 from 8:15 AM-5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Anyone interested in a Free Glaucoma Screening can simply phone 1-800-423-3937 to reserve a spot for the screening. (PRWEB) January 22, 2012 The Eye Clinic of Texas wants to remind greater Galveston and Houston eye care patients that Prevent Blindness America has designated...

2012-01-18 15:13:16

Invention makes children eye exams inexpensive, comprehensive, and simple to administer Eighty-five percent of children's learning is related to vision. Yet in the U.S., 80 percent of children have never had an eye exam or any vision screening before kindergarten, statistics say. When they do, the vision screenings they typically receive can detect only one or two conditions. Three researchers at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma are working to change that with an...

2011-10-24 10:11:31

Promising clinical study reported at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting A new study conducted in an eye clinic in India found that correction of amblyopia, also called "lazy eye," can be achieved in many older children, if they stick to a regimen that includes playing video games along with standard amblyopia treatment. Today at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Somen Ghosh will report on the approaches that allowed about a third...

2011-08-17 13:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Natario Couser, MD, has joined the staff of Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists, located at Stony Point Surgery Center. Founding physician Edwin Wortham V, MD, noted that Dr. Couser's appointment reflects the practice's continuing commitment to excellent care of young patients. Dr. Couser is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia. He performed his ophthalmology...

2011-08-05 14:32:00

BARDONIA, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For any patient, eye surgery can be daunting, but when the prospective patient is a toddler, or even an infant, an ophthalmologist must ease the fears of the whole family. Rockland Eye Physicians' Dr. Jeffrey Leen, a leading New York (NY) pediatric and strabismus surgeon, has performed thousands of surgeries for patients of all ages, successfully meeting the needs of young patients and their parents. Strabismus, a condition in which the eye...


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