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2014-09-08 23:00:44

The advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa patient – considered a trailblazer – now paves the way for her grown children and others also battling the same blinding eye disease Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 A 66 year old blind woman, who recently underwent successful surgery to receive the new FDA-approved “Argus® II” Retinal Prosthesis System in her eye, is already exceeding expectations in her progress to see again with the retinal implant often described as the...

2014-08-30 23:04:56

Oakland Eye Clinic, a leading Rochester, Michigan, eye care practice releases brand new web content for current and prospective patients. Rochester, Michigan (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Oakland Eye Clinic located in Rochester, Michigan, is pleased to announce the release of all new, unique and educational web content addressing a range of eye care services, procedures and vision correction surgeries, including LASIK and cataract surgery in Rochester. The new content can be found on...

2014-08-27 23:03:18

Teen spelling champ eyes a future in ophthalmology, August 29 at 9am Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 What’s next for 14 year old Sriram Hathwar, the co-winner of this year’s 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee? Sririam will visit Philadelphia on Friday, August 29, 2014 for a tour of internationally renowned Wills Eye Hospital.     The teen from Painted Post, New York would like to be an ophthalmologist one day. Wills Eye Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Dr....

2014-07-15 23:14:50

Earns Elite Ranking from Physicians Voting for Best U.S. Hospital in Treating Complex Vision Cases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Wills Eye Hospital has been ranked the #2 Best Hospital in the Nation for Ophthalmology in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue released today. The annual issue, now in its 25th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The rankings are determined by the votes of thousands of doctors...

2014-07-02 23:01:50

Doctors at Wills Eye Hospital Remind Independence Day Revelers that Fireworks are Not Toys Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, ophthalmologists at Wills Eye Hospital are reminding the public that fireworks are not toys and can lead to devastating eye injuries. Despite the popularity of consumer fireworks, the devices can cause blindness and disfigurement and each year they prompt severe injuries across the nation including corneal burns,...

2014-06-02 23:09:04

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy comments on new study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology linking reduced glaucoma blindness to early diagnosis and treatment. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shown that the probability of blindness associated with the eye disease glaucoma has been reduced by nearly 50% since 1990. It is thought that early treatment and more effective diagnoses have had major impacts on the reduction of the...

2014-05-30 23:08:08

Held at the Hyatt Regency Long Island on Sunday, June 1st, this year’s optometric symposium will provide attending primary eye care doctors the opportunity to learn the latest breakthroughs in surgical, tertiary and medical eye care for the most common eye diseases and condition. Since its inception, this joint meeting between the optometric community and leaders in ophthalmology has grown to become one of the premier medical educational events held on Long Island. Smithtown, New York...

2014-05-14 23:06:48

Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) Solution with the adoption of the latest technology. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) Solution with the adoption of the latest technology. Braverman Eye Center is a leading name in South Florida in the eye surgical and eye care solutions. They specialize in a series of eye treatments. One of those treatments is...

2014-04-25 23:04:19

Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania, P.C. and Main Line Surgery Center are honored to be hosting the “Live Surgery” symposium for the 2014 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting being held in Boston through April 29th. “Live Surgery” is one of the premier teaching events of the year for surgical ophthalmologists. Philadelphia, PA and Southern New Jersey region (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania, P.C. and Main Line Surgery Center...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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