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American Academy of Ophthalmology Joins Forces with Cloud Nine Development, LLC on the Eye Handbook iPhone Application

12/14/2010   12:23:40 PM

Mobile Application for Eye Physicians Now Enhanced with Academy's
Clinical and Patient Education Content

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) has collaborated with Cloud Nine Development, LLC, to enhance its free iPhone application, the Eye Handbook. The application, created for ophthalmologists by ophthalmologists, offers ophthalmic calculators, clinical videos, study tools and more. Through the partnership, the Eye Handbook now features select Academy Summary Benchmarks for Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines, patient education videos and a link to the Academy's latest online clinical offering, the EyeWiki.

The Eye Handbook is currently the most comprehensive and popular mobile application for eye physicians and has been included amongst the top 100 free iPhone medical applications. With the addition of the Academy's clinical and patient education content, the latest version of the Eye Handbook application will help to enhance physician education and improve the quality of patient care.

"The Eye Handbook application comes at an exciting time when mobile applications are increasingly popular and necessary," said David W. Parke, II, MD, CEO of the Academy. "This partnership between the Academy and Cloud Nine Development, LLC allows ophthalmologists and physicians-in-training easy, mobile access to patient care information."

"It's an honor to work with an organization that shares our mission of educating eye care professionals," said Rohit Krishna, MD, Cloud Nine Development, LLC. "The Academy-selected content will allow us to broaden our reach and impact the people who educate and serve our patients on a daily basis."

Download the Eye Handbook for free on iTunes, and learn more by visiting: http://www.eyehandbook.com/

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — Eye M.D.s — with more than 29,000 members worldwide.  Eye health care is provided by the three "O's" – opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who can treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery.

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