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Eyeglass Guide Launched That Aids in Choosing the Right Eyewear

...customized eyewear advice on primary pair choices, lens design and material, frame style recommendations, ...f eye health. The guide provides information about lens material choices and vision-optimizing enhancements, such as anti-reflective coatings, polarized len...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...ain causes: cataract, a disease in which the eye's lens is covered by a film that reduces sight, and ARMD, which occurs when the macula, the area at the back of the retina that produces the sharpest vision, deteriorates over time. "After adjusting for factors that predict mortality, neither visual impai...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...o Rector, viewing abstinence primarily through the lens of public health distracts the focus from marriage. Once you understand that thats the principal issue, he says, you understand that handing out condoms to a 17-year-old is utterly irrelevant." In abandoning abstinence education, states have large...

Hitler's Holocaust may Have Stemmed from Syphilis from Jewish Prostitute

...rrell. "If Hitler's life is looked at through the lens of a syphilis diagnosis, one clue leads to another until a pattern of infection and progressive infection emerges, a disease that may have defined him from youth as an outsider and that progressively ravaged his body and mind," said Dr. Habeeb. Yet ...

Wear Protective Sunglasses, Not Just for Style

... see if there is any distortion, especially at the lens edges. If the lenses are of high quality, there should be no movement....

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

...edicine". From parasites to photosynthesis, from lens to the groundwater situation and from insects to acid substances, these cartoons accompany every single chapter of the 235-page book to help students understand science better. "The best way to make a thing simple is through photographs and example...

NHS Oversupplied With Cataract Surgery, Say Doctors

...hnique of phacoemulsification, whereby the clouded lens is broken up by ultrasound, together with shorter hospital stays after surgery, has significantly speeded up throughput of cases. The fact that cataract surgery has increased so much in recent years raises questions as to whether it is now undertak...

Contact Lens Wearers Warned Against Using AMO Solution

Soft contact lens users beware of the AMO Complete Moisture Plus Mul...cent of U.S. cases of the disease occur in contact lens users. The solution of concern is manufactured by the Advanced Medical Optics Inc. based out of Sa...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

... of its Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) brand contact lens solution, doctors of optometry from the American ... to the Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) brand contact lens solution. "Patients should immediately discontinue using Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) until furthe...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

...earch has found that the use of a specific contact lens solution is very strongly linked to Acanthamoeba k...es for the sharp increase in cases, all in contact lens wearers, in this previously rare infection. In the last three and half years we have seen 63 cases o...

'Smart' Sunglasses With Chameleon Powers

...ansition, allow a much quicker switch. Current lens choices don't simply include different levels of shading, but also different colors, such as yellow lenses, said to enhance contrasts and improve depth perception, or rose-colored glasses, which brighten low-light scenes. The new glasses would offer ...

In the Eye of a Storm- B&L Contact Lens Solution Recalled

..., have recalled above 1 million bottles of contact lens solution//, following reports of abnormal levels o...th the discovery of iron in ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution, which is thought to impact the shelf life of the solution negatively. Further, this contam...

Beyond Bifocals: Wavefront Technology Benefits Patients With Presbyopia

...ive lenses. “As light passes through a spectacle lens it is changed and this can introduce distortions t... lenses, which have complex corrections across the lens to allow for distance, intermediate and near vision. Wavefront-optimized lenses correct the lens its...

Contact Lenses For Younger Children Also

...in Pediatrics (CLIP) study, which compares contact lens wear in children 8 to 12 with teens 13 to 17. Abou...ens both showed excellent understanding of contact lens care,” Walline said. PREP scores suggested that the children and teens were more satisfied with we...

Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein

...lant, a significant corneal scratch from a contact lens or retinal oxygen deprivation caused by diabetes or aging. This natural response, called angiogenesis, becomes detrimental when new growth obstructs vision or when a tumor pirates the process to survive. In an animal model, researchers used the prot...

Key Gene Controlling Eye Lens Development Identified

...of the earliest critical regulators // controlling lens development in the eye of the mammalian embryo. M...ators to remove Six3 activity from the presumptive lens ectoderm (PLE)—the area of the developing head where the lens will ultimately form in response to a ...

Health watch dog to scrutinize office cafeterias

The New Zealand government is turning the lens towards workplace cafeterias and vending machines, to understand the nature of food and snack items doled out! With a surge// in the levels of obesity, this is certainly called for, to check the obvious fallout of unhealthy eating – lifestyle diseas...

Blindness cases in China on the rise

...ble for blindness. The ultraviolet rays damage the lens in the eye causing pearl eye."People should reduce outdoor activities under the burning sun or wear sunglasses," he said. Regular eye-check-ups for diabetics, developing reading and writing with correct postures in children and maintenance of adequ...

Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?

...an eye surgeon with a strong background in contact lens issues and former president of the Contact Lens As...itis has changed little over the years for contact lens wearers and is the same worldwide. Vision loss from laser surgery is easier to calculate. Mathers ...

Toxic Strand Of RNA Causes Myotonic Muscular dystrophy

... brain, in the lining of the intestines and in the lens and muscles of the eyes. (Source: EurekAlert)...

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