Professor Brien Holden passed away
The Iranian Society of Optometry is deeply sorry to hear that Professor Brien Holden passed away on 27th July 2015.
Dr. Brien Holden, Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at University New South Wales Australia was a global champion for eye care and vision research. He is a world leader in eye health and vision correction research, education and public health.
We would like to express our sorrow and sincere condolences to all optometrists around the world. Although he is no longer in this world, his thoughts are with us and lead us in the field of eye and public health toward the future.
RECOGNISING GLAUCOMA EMERGENCIES
Consultant ophthalmologist Dilani Siriwardena discussed the most common emergencies that can arise in glaucoma patients.
Gracing the Main Stage on Monday (February 9), Ms Siriwardena provided a clinical overview of the sight-threatening glaucoma emergencies that can present in routine practice.
Delegates were advised of the key signs and symptoms to expect with bleb-related infections and stressed that “optometrists play an important role in identifying these cases at the earliest stage to give the best outcome for the patient.”
Detail was given on how to recognise blebs that are vulnerable to infection, underlining the fact that these patients, “can present with relatively mild symptoms but progress very quickly to endophthalmitis within a matter of hours, resulting...
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A Canadian political scientist tells Fars News Agency that Muslims have a legal right to be offended by the Western media’s disrespectful depiction of their holy prophet, just as the Christians can be upset about the sacrilege of their religious sites.
According to Prof. Raymond Taras, the media in the West narrowly put their emphasis on what they allege to be “Islamic extremism” and rarely give coverage to the genuine teachings and philosophy of Islam.
Taras also believes that the Muslims are subject to persecution and religious profiling in the West: “All citizens are today suffering a loss in their civil liberties as the process of securitization of social life widens and deepens....