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    Overview of an Ophthalmologist

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    has an outstanding ophthalmology department. After four years of medical school, he or she will need to begin an internship program (Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist). Once he or she has completed the internship, they will begin a residency program (Ophthalmology Residency Research). A residency program gives newly graduated students a chance to practice as a primary surgeon, sit in on surgeries, and gain knowledge about the job; a residency typically lasts three years (Ophthalmology Re... ... middle

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    Cataracts

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    Cataracts What is a cataract? A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye. Its effect on vision depends on the extent of the cloudiness. Small spots in the lens may cause little or no vision loss. As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Early lens changes or opacities may not disturb vision. But as the lens continues to change

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    ophthalmic technician

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    patients. Ophthalmic technicians do not have any independent practices, meaning they only work for ophthalmologists and cannot open their own practice. Ophthalmic technicians perform many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are standard in ophthalmology. Depending on the person?s experience and qualifications, their duties can include: - Taking the patient?s medical history - Running diagnostic tests - Taking measurements of the patient?s eyes, testing vision, visual fields, and sensory-motor

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    Optometric Surgery

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    decision for Oklahoma to allow optometrists these actions slowly, but surely, led to future optometry-supported surgery bills to take affect in other states. In Wisconsin the optometric controversy began in May 2000, where the American Academy of Ophthalmology has filed a lawsuit against attempts of Wisconsin optometrists to pass a bill, which includes laser surgery within their scope of practice (Cable 1). The optometry examining board’s statement that laser surgery was indeed within their scope of

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    Overview Much of today’s knowledge and understandings of the constituent foundational concepts of medical science can be attributed to the innovative ideas of scientists of the past, many of which are regarded as scientific “heroes” due to their varied research and discoveries that are seen to have changed the face of medicine. This assignment focuses on the life and medical achievements of ophthalmologist Sir Norman McAlister Gregg, and attempts to demonstrate the significance of his discovery

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    Life with Vision Loss Due to MS

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    Life with Vision Loss Due to MS Joyce Bohen recently wrote a book about her experience with multiple sclerosis. She told about her battle with multiple sclerosis and one of her major symptoms, optic neuritis. In this book, she told each individual to imagine life from one day being able to see bright colors and distinct pictures to only realize that as each day goes by the world is beginning to look darker and darker until you can see nothing but black. Not only did she experience blindness

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    2001/06/30. 29. Netland PA, Scott ML, Boyle JWt, Lauderdale JD. Ocular and systemic findings in a survey of aniridia subjects. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2011;15(6):562-6. Epub 2011/12/14. 30. Defreyn A, Maugery J, Chabrier S, Coullet J. [Gillespie syndrome: an uncommon presentation of congenital aniridia]. Journal francais d'ophtalmologie. 2007;30(1):e1

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    hemangioma of the conjunctiva: case report. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;27:27-8. 42. Lopez-Prats MJ, Sanz Marco E, Hidalgo-Mora JJ, Garcia-Delpech S, Diaz-Llopis M. Bleeding Follicular Conjunctivitis due to Influenza H1N1 Virus. Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010;2010. 43. LAGNADO R, ALWITRY A, DUA HS. Follicular Conjunctivitis 2006. Available from: http://www.oculist.net/downaton502/prof/ebook/duanes/pages/v4/v4c007.html. 44. Toxic Conjunctivitis [cited 2014 28-5-14]. Available from: http://legacy

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    Kounis G, et al. Management of post-LASIK corneal ectasia with Intacs inserts: one-year results. Arch Ophthalmol 2003;121:322–326. 29. Kymionis GD, Tsiklis NS, Pallikaris AI, et al. Long-term follow-up of Intacs for post-LASIK corneal ectasia. Ophthalmology 2006;113(11) Forthcoming. 30. Siganos CS, Kymionis GD, Astyrakakis N, Pallikaris IG. Management of corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis with INTACS. J Refract Surg 2002;18:43– 46. 31. Alio J, Salem T, Artola A, Osman A. Intracorneal

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    Statement of Purpose

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    knife that it can transform and change lives for better. Oculoplastic surgery, by envisaging to reconstruct, restore and rejuvenate, truly emerges as a transformational and creative science. Also, it transgresses the traditional boundaries of Ophthalmology and encompasses within its embrace relevant principles and practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It is these attributes of 'oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery' that draw me passionately towards gaining knowledge and acquiring skills

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