Latest Visual acuity Stories

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

2011-02-22 07:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that the company submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S.

2011-01-31 13:32:17

On Monday, a federal expert panel backtracked on its 2004 recommendation to screen all kids younger than five years for poor vision, lazy eye and other eye conditions.

2010-11-22 09:05:00

A Massachusetts-based company has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a trial in which embryonic stem cells will be used to treat individuals suffering from an eye condition that can lead to blindness.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.