About Nearsighted or Myopic Progression

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Our own Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas just returned from the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, a yearly meeting for ophthalmologists and representatives of the major ophthalmic corporations involved with cataract and laser eye surgery for vision correction. asics soldes The meeting, which is by invitation, was attended by 125 ophthalmologists and an equal number of industry representatives. Fjallraven Kanken mini chaussures timberland The Chief Executive Officers of Alcon, AMO, Bausch & Lomb, Allergan, and Zeiss, the major ophthalmic companies, attended and made presentations. ugg soldes This is a unique meeting where practicing ophthalmology opinion leaders have an opportunity to meet and interact with the key industry leaders in a free exchange of ideas, with the hope of fostering innovation in eye care.

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery started approximately 30 years ago when David Dulaney, M.D., an ophthalmologist from Phoenix, invited a number of his friends who were on the forefront of laser vision correction such as bladeless lasik and cataract surgery to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities they were encountering. The meeting has grown, but it has retained much of its pioneering quality.

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About Vision Loss from Back Surgery

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About Solar Retinopathy

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Sunglasses for Children Not Simply About Fashion

Making sure children wear UV protective sunglasses is important to help kid’s protect their eye health and vision as sun damage to the retina, called “solar retinopathy” does affect BOTH children and adults according to researchers reporting in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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About Dry Eye and Hair Loss

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