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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...

2011-07-28 10:39:00

DALLAS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Eye Foundation and RIPROP join forces to support the development of a compact and inexpensive device to detect retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a treatable disorder that can cause blindness in premature babies. This collaboration was motivated by Dan Lochmann, the father of a girl left blind in one eye from ROP. Lochmann founded RIPROP in hopes of one day saying "RIP" to ROP and to fund research into both preventative measures...

2011-07-07 11:00:00

Device identifies vision loss in children as young as 2, when it's most treatable BOSTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple, seconds-long screening exam with a handheld scanning device may enable pediatricians to identify "lazy eye," a loss of vision in a structurally normal eye, in children as young as 2, report ophthalmologists at Children's Hospital Boston, who tested the device in 202 children. Lazy eye or amblyopia, affecting 3 to 5 percent of all children, is the...

2011-05-19 08:20:00

Wills Eye Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Establish the Wills Vision Research Center at Jefferson PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new vision research center based in Philadelphia will foster regional, national and global collaborations among a diverse group of exceptional clinicians and researchers working to better diagnose, treat and prevent visual diseases. Wills Eye Institute and Thomas Jefferson University announce the creation of the Wills Vision...


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