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Latest Pediatric ophthalmology Stories

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...

2011-01-31 16:08:00

New Statement from U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommends Vision Screening for All Children at Least Once Between 3 and 5 FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The importance of vision screening for children 3 to 5 years old was confirmed today with the publishing of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) statement in Pediatrics (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds.2010-3177v1). This new statement is an...

2010-11-23 00:01:31

Donate your used eyeglasses at Excel Eye Center in Lehi, Utah and receive a free eye exam. Your donated glasses will go to rural areas and nations suffering from poverty and lack of medical care. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 Excel Eye Center of Lehi, Utah, is asking the local community to donate their old glasses at the Lehi office to make a difference in the quality of life for people in rural areas and 3rd world nations. With your donation, you will be given the gift of a...

2010-10-14 12:05:00

FedEx Commitment to the International Community Yields Continuing Medical Education Training Programs in Sub-Specialized Eye Care NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Doan Huyen Vi of Da Nang, Vietnam and Dr. Buenjim Mariano of Manila, Philippines, have each been named FedEx Fellows through the FedEx sponsorship of ORBIS International's Flying Eye Hospital programs in their respective cities. These fellowships, designed through the FedEx Delivering Sight Worldwide program,...

2010-10-01 14:14:55

Iowan preschoolers' vision screening study in October's Ophthalmology journal Amblyopia, known as "lazy eye," is a major cause of vision problems in children and a common cause of blindness in people aged 20 to 70 in developed countries. In amblyopia the person's stronger eye is favored and his/her weaker eye gradually loses visual power as a result. When the condition is detected and treated before age 7, more than 75 percent of children achieve 20/30 vision or better, the Amblyopia...

2010-09-14 17:19:00

BARDONIA, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New York eye doctors, Rockland Eye Physicians and Surgeons (Rockland Eye), providers of high quality eyecare for patients of all ages, proudly launch their colorful new website, www.rocklandeye.com. With services that include LASIK/refractive surgery, premium implant cataract surgery and pediatric eye surgery as well as routine exams, Rockland Eye provides a full spectrum of compassionate and ethical eye care to their patients. For over forty years,...

2010-09-14 15:09:00

COLD SPRING, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Information Technology (Aurora IT) proudly announces their newest medical website for Rockland Eye Physicians and Surgeons (Rockland Eye), providers of general ophthalmology for children and adults, at www.rocklandeye.com. Aurora IT, which provides medical website design, healthcare logo, and physician/medical marketing services, provided a clever branding eye design concept in the site to reflect the practice's mission and purpose. As seen...

2010-09-01 17:07:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy eyes and vision are necessary for school success and an enjoyable life. Parents naturally want to help their children learn and succeed in school and enjoy life. Vision and eye health are key to students' ability to do well in the classroom, on the playground, in sports and when studying at home. Since children usually don't complain about subtle problems with their eyesight or eyes, it's important that they receive vision screening...

2010-08-05 13:36:32

In his article in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[28-29]: 495-9), Wolf A. Lagrze examines whether or not childhood screening for vision disorders in preschool children is worthwhile. Eye disorders can occur even in very young children and may threaten their vision. Retinopathy of prematurity is currently the only eye disorder for which ophthalmological screening is provided in Germany. Childhood screening for other...


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