***** *** *** *** *** ** THE ** * EYE * ** CLINIC ** *** *** *** *** ***** The Eye Clinic is the area dedicated to providing information pertaining to the visual system. A series of information files provide details about eye structure, function, disease and surgery. In the Q & A area, questions can be posted anonymously and will be answered by an ophthalmologist on the Eye Clinic staff. An OPHTHALMOLOGIST is a fully trained, medical doctor (M.D.), with additional training to meet eye care needs. Ophthalmologists complete four years of medical school. This is followed by one year of internship, usually studying either medicine or surgery, which is followed by a three year residency in Ophthalmology. After this, some ophthalmologists go on to do fellowships to subspecialize in specific areas of eye care. Ophthalmologists provide a full spectrum of services from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to diagnosing and treating eye diseases with medication and surgery. It is intended that this area should be a source for community education and not used to provide specific medical advice for an individual's condition. No such advice could be deemed accurate without the benefit of a medical examination. The material in this area is the sole property of the author, Richard E. Gans, M. D., and or contributors as indicated by either their full name, partial name, and or e-mail address. The material is copyrighted as of the date of its submission by the author and or contributor to this special interest group ("SIG") area. Use (except for personal, one time use) of the material without the prior permission of the author or contributor is a violation of copyright law. Violators will be prosecuted and will have their access to this system terminated immediately. Use of this SIG demonstrates one's consent to the foregoing. All questions regarding copyright policy may be directed to the SIG moderator or to Peter F. Harter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for prompt consideration. In addition, it is important for all users to report the misconduct of another user with respect to copyright and all other rules and laws governing and or touching upon the operation of this SIG and or the system as a whole. Thank you for your cooperation in these matters. The sysop for this area is: Richard E. Gans, M.D. Internet: email@example.com MCI Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CompuServe: email@example.com 26900 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH USA 44122-1148 PHONE (216) 292-4910 FAX (216) 292-0090 The Eye Clinic Staff wishes that you enjoy and learn from this area. Your questions and comments are always welcome.