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Eye surgery print that page


The eye is a fragile organ, requiring extreme care before, during and after a surgical procedure. An expert eye surgeon must identify the need for specific procedure and be responsible for conducting the procedure safely. Many university programmes allow patients to specify if they want to

Glaucoma print that page


The nerve damage involves loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. There are many different subtypes of glaucoma, but they can all be considered a type of optic neuropathy . Raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma (above 21 mmHg or

Scleral reinforcement surgery print that page

The condition of posterior staphyloma in high myopia was first described by Scarpa in the 1800s [ 6 ] . Speculation about reinforcement of the eye began in the 19th century, when Rubin noted that sclera reinforcement “is probably the only one of all the surgical techniques [for myopia] which | 2010/9/26 23:10:04

Lions Eye Institute print that page

Optics. The Lions Eye Bank is responsible for collecting, processing and distributing corneal and scleral tissue throughout Western Australia. To date it has provided tissue for over 3,000 corneal transplants [ 4 ] . [ edit ] Research activities LEI's laboratory-based and clinical research | 2011/10/4 19:53:03

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The ciliary muscle (pronounced /ˈsɪli.ɛəri/ ) is a ring of striated smooth muscle [ 2 ] in the eye 's middle layer ( vascular layer ) that controls accommodation for viewing objects at varying distances and regulates the flow of aqueous humour into Schlemm's canal . The muscle has parasympathetic | 2011/9/20 21:26:33

Cataract surgery print that page


Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted (eye surgeons say that the lens is "implanted"). Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in an ambulatory (rather than inpatient) setting, in a surgical center

Contact lens print that page


A contact lens (also known simply as contacts for a pair) is a corrective , cosmetic , or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye . Leonardo da Vinci is credited with describing and sketching the first ideas for contact lenses in 1508, but it was more than 300 years later

Ocular prosthesis print that page


made of cryolite glass. A variant of the ocular prosthesis is a very thin hard shell known as a scleral shell which can be worn over a damaged eye. Makers of ocular prosthetics are known as ocularists . An ocular prosthetic does not provide vision; this would be a visual prosthetic . Someone

Cornea print that page


The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris , pupil , and anterior chamber. Together with the lens , the cornea refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye's total optical power . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] In humans, the refractive

Gholam A. Peyman print that page


Peyman was born in Iran . At the age of 19, he moved to Germany to begin his medical studies. He received his MD at the University of Freiburg in 1962. He completed his internship at St. Johannes Hospital in Diusberg, Germany in 1964 and at Passaic General Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey