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2012-01-10 10:28:10

Replacing visual acuity screenings for new Medicare enrollees with coverage of a dilated eye exam for healthy patients entering the government insurance program for the elderly "would be highly cost-effective," suggests a study being published Online First by the Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. People can enroll in Medicare after they turn 65 and are supposed to receive a visual acuity screening and other preventive health checks as part of a Welcome to...

Eyes May Be Damaged By Prolonged Space Travel
2011-09-03 05:17:22

  Astronauts who spend a prolonged amount of time in space could experience problems with their eyesight, a new NASA-funded study has discovered. As part of the study, a team of 17 researchers observed the eyes of seven astronauts and reviewed post-flight questionnaires of 300 more, half of whom had served on missions that lasted at least six months. They measured several different factors, including refractive changes, pressure, orbital MRI, and visual acuity, and discovered...

2011-07-20 17:01:08

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital "“ The Neuro at McGill University, reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment. Dr. Ruthazer is the winner of the inaugural Young Investigator Award from the...

2011-06-14 07:30:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA star and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans knows that success in basketball doesn't rest solely on athletic ability. To put a 9.39-inch diameter ball into a hoop with an 18-inch diameter, you need healthy vision. Evans recognizes that in order to play your best, you need to see your best, and that means getting a comprehensive eye exam every year. To help get this message out, Evans has partnered with VSP®...

2011-05-04 15:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced that leading clinicians have performed and published the results of a new study* that compares the benefits of MicroPulse photocoagulation technology, similar to that used in the new generation IRIDEX lasers, over the standard-of-care protocol for the treatment of eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). The results indicated that treating using MicroPulse mode was as effective as the...

2011-04-28 05:30:00

MONROVIA, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced CE Mark approval for its nanoFLEX(TM) Collamer® Single Piece IOL which can be injected through a 2.2 mm incision with the nanoPOINT(TM) Injector System. The nanoFLEX IOL incorporates the Company's proprietary aspheric optic design (patent pending), which is optimized for the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.