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Dr. Robert Maloney, World Renowned Eye Doctor, Joins the VisionRx Advisory Board

3/30/2009 12:42:15 PM

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - March 27, 2009) - Robert Maloney, M.D., a Rhodes Scholar and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard, completed his education at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maloney was the first surgeon in western North America to perform LASIK surgery during the original FDA clinical trials. He is Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA, and Director, Maloney Vision Institute, in Los Angeles. Voted by his peers as one of America's top ten vision-correction specialists in a nationwide survey by Ophthalmology Times, Dr. Maloney has trained over 700 surgeons in excimer laser surgery and personally performed more than 45,000 vision-correction surgeries. He has a special clinic for patients with problems from prior vision correction surgery.

He has received the International Society of Refractive Surgeons' prestigious Lans Award, for his innovations in vision-correction surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Senior Honor Award for contributions to the education of other eye surgeons, and the Secretariat Award for distinguished contributions to the Academy. He has published more than 100 articles and reports in professional journals and delivered more than 200 invited lectures on five continents. Dr. Maloney has been principal investigator for fourteen FDA clinical trials.

Dr. Maloney has appeared frequently as the exclusive LASIK surgeon for the ABC television series "Extreme Makeover." He has been interviewed by the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, NBC's "Extra," ABC's "20/20" and "Primetime Live," PBS's "Life & Times," and CNN's "Your World Today." He has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers.

As a VisionRx Advisory Board member, Dr. Maloney will provide guidance on medical issues. VisionRx is a professional vision test software company that provides online glaucoma tests for everyone. VisionRx is dedicated to raising awareness, improving detection, and the eventual elimination of glaucoma and other eye diseases. For more information about VisionRx and GlaucomaCheck™ visit

Glaucoma is one of the two leading causes of blindness. Over half of those affected do not know they have the disease because early glaucoma symptoms can only be detected using specialized tests. Damage to the retina caused by the disease is permanent. However, once the symptoms of glaucoma are diagnosed it can be treated and progression stopped. Early diagnosis is crucial to prevent irreversible vision loss. While anyone can get the disease, major risk factors include: age, family history of glaucoma, significant nearsightedness and diabetes.

J. Lee

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