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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...hospice care, mental health, androutine dental and eye
care and case management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour overriding goal," says Bernard Mansheim, M.D., chief medical officer forUnited Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic. "Moore Options achieves that goal fo...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...d. The system also might help radiologists reduce eye
fatigue, increaseproductivity and possibly increase patient loads. Partially developed with internal funding from GTRI, the system usesa set of structurally constrained templates generated with a proprietarydesign process that creates database addre...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
... develop and market a new generation of lasers for eye
surgery and other high-precision medical applicati...lasers and capitalize on the rapidly growing laser eye
surgery market." Animal testing to determine the safety and effectiveness of IntraLase lasers w...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...where and how they aim laser surgical tools during eye
surgery. CONTACT: Andrew Rawicz, 604-291-3819 Marianne Meadahl, media/pr, 604-291-4323...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...tems. "Blacklight" -- which is light in ranges the eye
cannot see -- reflecting offflorescent materials is what makes a fish tank glow in a dimly lit restaurant.Phosphates in detergents and even toothpaste are responsible for clothing andsmiles that glow in dark discos. But you probably never suspected t...
Optical Technology Projects Images Directly Into The Eye
...d timesless strong than the critical limit for the eye
and is therefore not in any way dangerous. RSD has... line. The process takes place so quickly that the eye
perceives thepattern of light as a coherent picture. Existing technology makes use of a screen consi...
Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication
... a chemical known to be essential for normal rapid eye
movement (REM) sleep. Often after surgery, patients have disrupted REM sleep because of pain medication. Lydic explains that REM sleep is the dreaming phase of sleep and is essential for feeling rested. Everyone has REM sleep each night, even if ...
Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia
...hope to gather information from200 babies with the eye
disorder by December of 1998. While it is common for newborns' eyes to turn out (exotropia), it is unusualfor them to turn in, or 'cross' (esotropia), says Dr. Wright. "The purposeof this study," he adds, "is to help determine whether treatment at an...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...e percentage of members with diabetes receiving an eye
exam rose 74 percent,from 23 percent in the baseli...ofcomplications, including cardiovascular disease, eye
problems, nerve damage andkidney malfunction. Unlike most conventional diabetes management p...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
...ever,the glasses should be shatterproof to prevent eye
injury in case of an accident.Dark glasses are nee... of UV-B that falls in Maryland over one year. The eye
receivesanywhere from 9 percent to 18 percent of this exposure. Other authors of the study ...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
...up at a clock on the wall or the bottom line of an eye
chart and,for the first time, see it with my own e...s of astigmatism. Patients must be healthy with no eye
diseases. Contactlens wearers will need to remove their contacts four weeks prior to evaluationfor t...
Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study
... amedicine in dilute amounts to treat uncontrolled eye
twitching, crossed eyes,muscle spasms and, more recently, to treat facial wrinkles and frown lines, saidGlogau. For sweating, Botox® blocks the release of the chemical responsible forstimulating the sweat glands -- acetycholine. The study in...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...ously, it was assumed that the same pigment in the eye
was responsible forvision and circadian synchronization, and now we know that's not true." Discovered in 1877, pigments known as opsins, which are linked tovitamin A and located in the retina, enable mammals to see by absorbing lightand trans...
Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
...arly African-Americans, should havea comprehensive eye
examination annually from the age of 35. For other...t 32, and she had experienced years of "many, many eye
drops andmany, many lasers" before coming under Dr. Berlin's care. She credits hisprogressive, cutti...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
... have discovered that the visual experience of one eye
influences the growth and subsequent quality of vi...sly it was believed that a problem existing in one eye
-- a cataract or nearsightedness for instance -- would have no ill effect on the other, normal eye. ...
New Contact Lens Material Could Lessen Risk Of Eye Infection
...d the wear of contactlenses and lessen the risk of eye
infection were described by researchersfrom the Un...e hydrogel polymer, enhances the water level inthe eye
while minimizing undesirable protein buildup. Scientists claim it willenable contact lenses to be w...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness
...led an unusual condition in whichthe vision in one eye
is normal but the other is extremely farsighted. Kiley had20/20 vision in his right eye
but he was legally blind in his left. According toDr. Wright, when one eye
is able to focus and the ...
Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...he disorder, which can ALSO result in orthopedic, eye
and neurologicalproblems. "When I first got involved in this field 30 years ago, nothing was really knownabout skeletal dysplasia beyond the physical characteristics of those with thedisorder and how it appeared on X-rays," said Dr. Rimoin, who is al...
Chessboard Pattern Mirrors Eye Defects
...s for early diagnosis and treatment of a number of eye
defects. The research was part of a project funded...is unique. This allows the optician to localise an eye
defect with great precision. Up to now, corneal topography has produced only limited results, partl...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
...xed on their focal point.These seemingly automatic eye
movements are regulated by two types of sensors in...e use video cameras to measure the study subject's eye
movements,and we found the eyes move as though the person is still both rotating andtranslating, eve...
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