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Latest Pediatric ophthalmology Stories

2009-11-06 12:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With the number of premature births and medically fragile infants now increasing in the U.S., a basic eye exam, including a red reflex test, should be given to all children shortly after birth, reports Angela Buffenn, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Orbit and Eye Movement Institute at The Vision Center of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. "Advances in medicine have enabled many medically fragile infants to survive. Unfortunately, many of them grow up with...

2009-10-26 14:24:46

Highlights of AAO-PAAO Joint Meeting 2009 Scientific Program, Oct. 25 Highlights of today's Scientific Program of the 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Joint Meeting include: John T. Flynn, MD, Columbia University School of Medicine, discussing the ever-tougher challenges Eye M.D.s face in caring for the vision of the tiniest premature babies; and a report by Bradford W. Lee, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, on barriers...

2009-10-23 18:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents should take extra care in selecting toys for young children and supervising their play during the holidays, according to a leading eye surgeon. According to Dr. Mark Borchert, director, The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, certain toys, such as BB guns, pose a particular danger for young children. "While a BB gun pellet may not break the skin of a young child, it can puncture his eye very easily. Unfortunately,...

2009-08-26 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports-related eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness in school-age children, and if a young player receives a hard blow to the eye, they should be examined, even if there is no bleeding or pain. To educate the public about vision protection, The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is actively participating in "Sports and Home Eye Safety Month" this September. According to Dr. Mark Borchert, director, The Vision Center at Childrens...

2009-08-07 14:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new drug delivery system that uses a tiny silicone cup filled with any drug and sealed to the outer surface (episclera) of the eyeball may offer a more effective method for the sustained delivery of medicines for retinal and vitreous diseases, according to a new report by A. Linn Murphree, M.D, director of the Retinoblastoma Program in The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Murphree is also Professor of Ophthalmology and...

2009-08-03 10:07:22

 A new class of antibody drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need to be alert for the possibility of serious side effects, according to an editorial in the August Journal of AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), published by Elsevier.Dr. Robert L. Avery of Santa Barbara, Calif., discusses issues related to the use of antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in pediatric...

2009-07-31 16:58:23

U.S. vision experts say as much as 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes and a vision test is needed long before a child goes to school. The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts advise not waiting until kindergarten for a child's first complete eye exam. They recommend pediatricians perform a dilated eye exam to detect any serious eye problems within the first two months of life and every child have a comprehensive eye exam by age three. Some of the more...

2009-07-24 13:03:00

LOS ANGELES, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Good vision can be directly correlated with a child's learning ability. As much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his eyes and approximately 1 in 4 school-age children have some type of vision impairment. Does your child have normal, healthy vision needed for classroom learning, or is there a problem that requires treatment by a pediatric ophthalmologist, optometrist or pediatrician? "Generally, the earlier we diagnose vision issues,...

2009-04-14 04:06:00

Advice from The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer vacation for school-age children means outdoor play and long hours at the beach. The increased sports activity and exposure to ultraviolet rays also means an increased risk to children's eyes, according to experts at The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090414/NYFNSX01) New research shows that children's eyes can be...

2008-12-19 10:23:00

Importance of Screening of Very Young Children Confirmed Common Conditions which Cause Blindness Can Be Caught and Cured Key Finding: trained health care professionals can do the screening DALLAS/FT. WORTH, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Eye Foundation's program announces the completion of the first phase of its national research project. The program advocates effective screening of children so they will "see by three," and aimed to demonstrate that this screening...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.