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46 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Vision loss adversely affects daily function which can increase risk for death

Vision loss can adversely affect the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living , such as using the telephone, shopping and doing housework, which are all measures of an individual's ability to live independently, and that subsequently increases the risk for death.

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4 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

DNA Test for Congenital Cataracts Leads to Faster, More Accurate...

Using a single test, doctors were able to tailor care specifically to a child's condition based on their mutations, reducing the time and money spent on diagnosis and enabling earlier treatment and genetic counseling.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

9 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Story of Chinese helicopter enthusiast

Jiang Changgen works on a helicopter at his house in a countryside of Dexing City, central China's Jiangxi Province, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Medicine

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Hispanic Business

Patent Issued for System for the Improved Imaging of Eye Structures

"Ophthalmoscopes based on confocal scanners, particularly confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopes , are an important tool for the diagnosis and therapy in ophthalmology .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Scanners, Medicine

EurekAlert!

Researchers pinpoint most common causes of dangerous eye infection post surgery and trauma

The most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur after eye trauma, eye surgery, and eye injections, are the well-known staphylococci and streptococci bacterial strains, according to a study published in the August issue of Ophthalmology and based on a review of 25 years of cases at New York Eye and Ear ... (more)

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HeraldSun.com

Jury awards cataract patient $1.5M in malpractice suit

A jury found a Durham ophthalmologist and hospital negligent in using the wrong drug during cataract surgery that severely damaged a patient's eye.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Medicine, Faison, NC

US News & World Report

5 Things People Who are Colorblind (and Their Doctors) Want You to Know

If you've seen "The Giver," you've gotten a glimpse of what it might be like to live in a black and white world.

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Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, Journalism, Genetics, Medicine, University of Washington, Washington DC

Sys-Con Media

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for...

KalVista Pharmaceuticals , an ophthalmology company with a focus on diabetic macular edema , today announces that it has begun a Phase I, First in Human, trial of its novel plasma kallikrein inhibitor, KVD001, for the treatment of DME.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Diabetes, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Pharmacology

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Greenfield

August is "Cataract Awareness Month": 6 Things you should know about CATARACTS

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the world. Fortunately, loss of sight is usually reversible with the most common surgical procedure performed on older Americans.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, Wauwatosa, WI, West Allis, WI

EurekAlert!

UK dyslexia charities should give balanced view on expensive lenses to improve reading

Between 3-6% of children in the UK have substantial difficulties learning to read, a condition often referred to as "dyslexia."

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Infection Control Today

Medical Associations Join FDA to Combat Risk of Eye Infections in Contact Lens Wearers

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announcea a contact lens microbiology workshop to be held on Sept.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Vision Monday

Medical Assistant Supervisor

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute is looking to hire an experienced dermatology supervisor to lead our dermatology team.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dermatology, The Villages, FL, Surgery, Tarpon Springs, FL

Wenatchee World

Liebing - 50th

Lee Siler and Stanley Liebing were married Aug. 21, 1964, in East Wenatchee. They lived in several cities during his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, having spent the majority of time in Spokane.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, East Wenatchee, WA, Agriculture, Science, Spokane, WA, Medicine

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Review of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic & Optometric Technicians

Atlantis Eyecare is looking for full time and/or Part time Ophthalmic and Optometric Technicians.

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WHAS11

Ophthalmologist senator Rand Paul on medical mission in Guatemala

U.S. Senator Rand Paul and six other American eye surgeons are in Guatemala on a medical mission trip, performing about 200 cataract surgeries for patients in one of the Central American nation's neediest communities.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, Medicine, Kentucky, University of Utah, Guatemala, World News, Bowling Green, KY

The Washington Post

How to keep your eyesight as you age

Close-up vision blurs, and cataracts lie ahead for many. Tear ducts function less well, and eyes can get dry and inflamed.

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Related Topix: Macular Degeneration, Health, Medicine

Sys-Con Media

American Academy of Ophthalmology Joins FDA, Other Eye Health...

The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

The Yorktown Daily Voice

Four Physicians Join Mount Kisco Medical Group Office in Jefferson Valley

They will work at the group's new office in Jefferson Valley. The Jefferson Valley practice is a multi-specialty practice at 3680 Hill Blvd. Dr. Lan Pham, Dr. Megan Pierce, Dr. Wendy Manowitz and Dr. William M. Zurhellen are the additions to the medical group.

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Related Topix: Jefferson-Valley, NY, Mount Kisco, NY, Medicine, Tufts University, New York Medical College, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sun Aug 17, 2014

PR-inside.com

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals - Strategy and SWOT Report - New Study Released

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals - SWOT Analysis examines the company's key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Germany

Examiner.com

Save the date for the greater Boston Sjogren's Syndrome support group

It will be held at the Tufts Medical Center in the Sackler Building, Room 114, which is located at 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

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