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2014-05-30 23:14:53

Diopsys® NOVA-VEP data shows new hope for patients with degenerative eye diseases. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Affecting an estimated 60 to 70 million people worldwide, Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is the most common identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma. XFS presents unilaterally in about two thirds of patients and are more likely to present with glaucomatous damage than eyes without XFS. More severe than primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), Exfoliative Glaucoma (XFG)...

2014-04-04 10:55:34

Results published in JAMA Ophthalmology Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking. Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance exfoliation material formation, is one possible risk factor that has received significant research...

2014-02-25 23:24:22

Using gentle pulses of light delivered through a specially designed microscope, glaucoma specialists at North Shore Eye Care are able to significantly drop the intraocular pressure within patients eyes that causes glaucoma. Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Using gentle pulses of light delivered through a specially designed microscope, glaucoma specialists at North Shore Eye Care are able to significantly drop the intraocular pressure within patients eyes that causes glaucoma,...

Drinking Coffee Could Lead To Blindness
2012-10-04 13:15:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any addictive substance, coffee has a knack of drawing a distinct line in the sand between those in favor of the beverage and those who whine and complain during every family holiday when someone begins to brew a pot. Medical science also seems evenly split on the effects of coffee, with some reports calling it a detriment and others calling it delight. For instance, a May report in the New England Journal of Medicine...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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