Infectious disease expert to speak at American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting

SAN FRANCISCO Gary N. Holland, MD, the David May II Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Ocular Inflammatory Disease Center and the Clinical Research Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, will deliver the Jackson Memorial Lecture on the topic "Ocular Toxoplasmosis: A Global Reassessment" at the opening ceremonies of the Academy's Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 16, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif.

The Jackson Memorial Lecture is named after Edward Jackson, MD, who was professor and chairman of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado, president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in 1903, and the first chairman of what is now the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease usually transmitted by ingestion of undercooked meat, especially lamb and pork, or unwashed vegetables contaminated with dirt containing cat feces. The parasite reproduces in the gut of the cat, but can infect many animals. Recently it has also been shown that some outbreaks of the disease were caused by contaminated drinking water, a previously unrecognized source of infection.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, "More than 60 million people in the United States probably carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness." Toxoplasmosis can be life-threatening in immunocompromised individuals, but even healthy individuals can have permanent vision loss, if the parasite gets into the eye. Ocular toxoplasmosis is the most common infection of the retina (the inner lining of the eye) in many parts of the world, including the United States.

Dr. Holland's address will describe advances in the understanding of ocular toxoplasmosis, since it was first recognized as a cause of blindness in adults 50 years ago. He also will use these advances in the understanding of toxoplasmo

Contact: Media Relations
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
2. Infectious agent linked to mad cow disease found in organs other than the brain
3. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
4. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
5. UCSDs Victor Nizet, M.D., receives Pediatric Infectious Diseases Award
6. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
7. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
8. The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases
9. Infectious disease researcher available to discuss new federal recommendations aimed at protecting college students from meningococcal meningitis
10. New Model Shows How To Eradicate Worlds Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness
11. First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men

Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... On November 10, 2015, Bohrer Brady, LLC filed a ... behalf of a home health care worker who provided companionship services for the elderly, ... workers employed by Humana, Inc., Humana at Home, Inc., and SeniorBridge Family Companies (CT), ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 25, 2015, ... for the Narconon network, announced the release of a new cutting edge recovery program ... organization has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose to free ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - Today, Dr. Todd C. ... and non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of his private practice capabilities with the ... Highly trained and nationally recognized for his natural approach, Dr. Todd Hobgood serves ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, Mothers Against Drunk ... roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since 2011. In 2014, there ... According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,675 people ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... philanthropic seniors, is resulting in a way for homeless people to have a ... have launched a new initiative whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... WASHINGTON , Nov. 25, 2015  The ... Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the March of ... bipartisan Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 ... the number of newborns born exposed to drugs, ... Since the bill,s introduction, all three organizations have ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. ... $15.8  Million to expand its laboratories and global ... The expansion will provide additional office space and ... of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. ... up to 40,000 square feet of expanded development ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  ARKRAY USA , Inc., a ... demonstrating the accuracy of its blood glucose meter systems. ... Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Los Angeles ... ® 01 meter and the Assure ® ... to accurately measure glucose levels in blood is essential ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: