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  • Glaucoma
  • A study by the National research strategy for ophthalmology discovered that 500,000 people in England and Wales alone suffer from some type of Glaucoma, that's about two out of 100 people over the age of 40, and astonishingly half of these people are gradually losing their sight and completely unaware of their condition. (selectspecs.com)
  • Future Sight Loss UK who analyze the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health found that the detection, treatment and provision of Glaucoma will cost more than £5billion within the next decade due to an increase of around 27% being registered blind because of Glaucoma. (selectspecs.com)
  • Regular eye examinations are not simply to obtain a new prescription and new glasses, they are essential for the general health of your eyes and vital for controlling serious visual loss from glaucoma and other ocular conditions, early detection and treatment are key for the prevention or slow down of further damage by glaucoma. (selectspecs.com)
  • Although Glaucoma cannot be prevented or cured, early detection and treatment through regular eye checks ups which are typically at least every 2 years are essential in controlling serious visual loss from Glaucoma, treatments such as drugs and surgical procedures have improved considerably over recent years saving the sight of approximately 95% of those diagnosed early. (selectspecs.com)
  • Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions where the optic nerve becomes damaged and vision deteriorates. (selectspecs.com)
  • If closed angle glaucoma is left untreated it may cause loss of sight in the affected eye however if treated promptly the recovery of vision will be more or less undamaged and permanent. (selectspecs.com)
  • Open angle, closed angle and congenital or developmental glaucoma are all known as primary glaucomas as these are not related to any other ocular disease. (selectspecs.com)
  • What causes vision loss in glaucoma? (glaucoma.org)
  • Glaucoma involves sensitivity to ocular pressure (not just elevated pressure) that is translated or transduced to stress that degrades the optic nerve over time. (glaucoma.org)
  • For example, adults with diabetes are urged to have a yearly eye exam to protect their sight, and glaucoma screenings are key for older African-Americans and Hispanics because the disease is more common in these groups. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • This elevation is often associated with glaucoma, a serious disease that can result in loss of vision and damage of the optic nerve. (apollovisioncare.com)
  • Apollo Optometrist Apollo Vision Care is a certified Optometrist specializing in Ocular Hypertension, Cataracts, Glaucoma, eyecare, lasik and much more in Apollo, PA. (apollovisioncare.com)
  • optic nerve
  • The disease has no symptoms, pressure within the eye slowly rises which can damage the eye's optic nerve , additionally a weakness in the optic nerve may also cause damage both resulting in a loss of vision peripherally and if left undiagnosed can result in blindness. (selectspecs.com)
  • Pressure within the eye slowly rises, causing damage to the optic nerve and a gradual loss of peripheral vision and, if left undiagnosed, can result in blindness. (selectspecs.com)
  • There are two common answers that at first may seem disparate: the first is pressure, as in elevated ocular pressure, and the second is damage to the optic nerve, which is the structure that sends visual information to the brain. (glaucoma.org)
  • One idea is to consider where ocular pressure exerts its influence: the optic nerve head. (glaucoma.org)
  • line-of-si
  • WaveTec Vision Systems has developed combined wavefront-sensing and eye-tracking technology for unobtrusively and dynamically measuring binocular line-of-sight and refraction, including sphere, cylinder, and axis. (sbir.gov)
  • If caring for one of the most valuable organs of the body excites you, a career in vision science should be in your line of sight. (msu.edu.my)
  • A diminutive version of classical saccades-the rapid eye movements that change the line of sight from one fixation target to the next-microsaccades or fixational saccades are small-magnitude saccades produced during the attempt to fixate one's gaze on a target [ 4 - 6 ]. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is a short latency response that counter-rotates the eyes so that the line of sight stays stable during unanticipated head movements. (jneurosci.org)
  • vitreous
  • Common ocular side effects occurring in the Lucentis arms more frequently than in the control group were mild to moderate and included conjunctival hemorrhage, eye pain and vitreous floaters. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • 2016
  • October 3, 2016 - Elena Z. Biffi, OD, MSc, FAAO has been selected as one of three 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Innovation in Education Grant Recipients by the American Optometry Foundation (AOF). (neco.edu)
  • The 2016 Sanofi Canada health-care survey revealed 91 per cent of plan members said vision care is somewhat or very important to them. (benefitscanada.com)
  • According to the 2016 Sanofi survey, only 15 per cent of employers expressed satisfaction with their vision-care plan. (benefitscanada.com)
  • contact lenses
  • Some optometrists also do further postgraduate residency in a subspecialty of optometry such as low vision rehabilitation, primary eye care, geriatric optometry, pediatric optometry, family eye care, contact lenses, sports vision, or vision therapy. (medicinenet.com)
  • Although all optometry students study a broad array of topics during their education, many also choose to specialize in areas such as low vision, contact lenses, and pediatrics. (neco.edu)
  • Ryerson University carries an impressive vision-care package: non-unionized employees can spend up to $800 every two years on glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery and receive an eye exam every two years. (benefitscanada.com)
  • Before 2012, Ryerson offered coverage for eye exams but had a lower vision-care budget: $300 for glasses and $300 for contact lenses. (benefitscanada.com)
  • According to several insurance providers, the current range of spending limits for vision care, which typically includes contact lenses and glasses, is anywhere from $100 to $400 per person every two years, depending on the plan sponsor's size and budget. (benefitscanada.com)
  • ophthalmologist
  • These are primary vision care that may be shared with an ophthalmologist upon discovery of more serious vision issues, as ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treating major eye diseases. (msu.edu.my)
  • Sussex Vision Center is a Ophthalmologist facility at 56847 N. Main Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093 in Three Rivers, MI. (wellness.com)
  • An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who is specialized in eye and vision care. (medicinenet.com)
  • Trauma
  • Recommended therapeutic regimens for modulation the ocular surface response to trauma requires multiple dosing and this frequent dosing schedule may not be feasible in critically ill patients in intensive care. (arvojournals.org)
  • Diabetes
  • Clear vision may also be affected by diseases such as diabetes as well as by age. (msu.edu.my)
  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Diabetes Week -- ANN ARBOR, MI - A new poll suggests that primary care providers could play an important role in promoting vision care for adults age 50 and older, especially for those most in need of eye exams, and those most sensitive to the cost (see also Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan ). (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Symposium
  • On October 8, more than 400 people from around the state of Wisconsin attended the Saving Sight Symposium at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (wcblind.org)
  • child's vision
  • Plastic darts and arrows can scratch the eye, causing corneal abrasions , or in the case of pointed tips can puncture the eye and permanently damage a child's vision. (aao.org)
  • care
  • As populations grow old, the need for eye-care rises, and with it, professionals fluent in vision science. (msu.edu.my)
  • About Centre For Sight, a Eye Care Hospital in Gurgaon district of Haryana. (prokerala.com)
  • In the poll, 58 percent of older adults who reported that they go for regular medical check-ups said their primary care physician or other providers hadn't asked about their vision. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The poll asked those without a recent eye exam what had played a role in their not getting vision care, and allowed them to choose multiple options. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • But, not everyone has coverage for routine vision care and eyeglasses. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The researchers note that their results may actually underestimate the percentage of adults over 50 who haven't gotten enough vision screening or care, since it could have been difficult for those with poor vision to complete the survey. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • When the university's union groups negotiated higher coverage for vision care, it only made sense for the non-unionized groups to follow suit, according to Jan Neiman, manager of pensions and benefits at Ryerson. (benefitscanada.com)
  • Ryerson employees aren't alone in wanting more vision-care funding. (benefitscanada.com)
  • They ranked it third in importance, just below prescription drugs and dental coverage, but only 35 per cent described their vision-care benefits as good or very good. (benefitscanada.com)
  • It was clear from the feedback that employees want plan sponsors to pay more attention to the vision-care aspect of a benefits plan, she says. (benefitscanada.com)
  • Although most plan sponsors understand the importance of vision care, many have chosen to keep their coverage stagnant for years, says Marilee Mark, vice-president of market development for group benefits at Sun Life Financial. (benefitscanada.com)
  • While vision-care limits haven't risen to reflect inflation, increasing the budget to close the gap hasn't been a priority for most employers, says Kenneth MacDonald, a senior consultant at Morneau Shepell. (benefitscanada.com)
  • That disparity between vision-care benefits and actual costs has always been "a lighting rod of discontent for employees," says Brian Lindenberg, senior partner and health and benefits leader at Mercer. (benefitscanada.com)
  • The coverage reflects the notion that vision care is something plan members can budget for, as opposed to other benefits such as disability insurance or prescription drugs, says Mark. (benefitscanada.com)
  • The need to balance competing priorities may be one reason why organizations have historically overlooked vision care, says Weir. (benefitscanada.com)
  • Like employees, plan sponsors seem to be equally unhappy with vision care. (benefitscanada.com)
  • A key challenge with vision care is the fact that it provides a catch-22 for plan sponsors, says Gord Simle, a Calgary-based benefits consultant. (benefitscanada.com)
  • partially
  • Previous experiments have shown that the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is partially suppressed during large head-free gaze (gaze = eye-in-head + head-in-space) shifts when both the eyes and head are moving actively, on a fixed body, or when the eyes are moving actively and the head passively on a fixed body. (jneurosci.org)
  • Participation was also actively encouraged through letters to regional press and broadcasts on Insight Radio - the station for blind and partially sighted listeners. (sightlosspsp.org.uk)
  • clinic
  • Veterans with low vision who live in rural communities have limited access to low-vision rehabilitation services, unless they are able to travel several miles to a specialty low-vision clinic. (bioportfolio.com)
  • involves
  • Its practice involves performing eye exams and vision tests, detecting eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for minor eye diseases. (msu.edu.my)