SEP 2013

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EW AAO PREVIEW The 1850 House is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $3. The Edgar Degas House 2306 Esplanade Ave. 504-821-5009 www.degashouse.com This historic house is also a bed and breakfast in honor of the French impressionist Edgar Degas. Take a tour of the house, which includes some of the artist's New Orleans paintings, as well as drawings and letters. The tour also includes discussions of Degas and his family, tours of the house and studio, and a viewing of a Degas documentary. Tours are $29 per person and are just over two hours, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. The house is advertised as the only home of Degas that is open to the public. Museums National World War II Museum 945 Magazine St. 504-528-1944 www.ddaymuseum.org The National World War II Museum offers a variety of exhibits highlighting aspects of the war and its impact. Exhibits feature leaders of the time, as well as those everyday people involved and affected by the war. The museum is split into three buildings, each with a different theme of the war. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and recommendations suggest budgeting three hours to see the exhibits. Admission for adults is $22. Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St. 504-539-9600 www.ogdenmuseum.org Highlighting art of the South, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans has a number of both permanent and changing exhibitions. The museum is open every day but Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursdays, the museum reopens at 6 p.m., with live music until 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. The museum features photographs, paintings, and other works of art. Other attractions City Park 1 Palm Drive 504-482-4888 www.neworleanscitypark.com Since 1854, City Park has been available to those in New Orleans. The park is 1,300 acres with a number of special features like botanical gardens, a sculpture garden, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and paths for biking and walking. Restored after damages from Hurricane Katrina, City Park continues to attract a number of visitors today. One of the big attractions are oak trees that are hundreds of years old. Jackson Square 700 Decatur St. 504-658-3200 www.jackson-square.com A historic site originally known as "Place d'Armes," Jackson Square is named for Andrew Jackson and his efforts at the Battle of New Orleans. This area has many historic buildings nearby and faces the Mississippi River. Visitors flock to the area for museums, food, and shopping. It's open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during daylight savings time and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter hours. Mardi Gras World 1380 Port of New Orleans Place 504-361-7821 www.mardigrasworld.com You can still experience Mardi Gras even if you're not in New Orleans when it's happening. Get a behindthe-scenes tour at Mardi Gras World and learn about some of the history, while also seeing costumes and where the floats for the big event are made. Mardi Gras World is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with tours every 30 minutes. Admission is $19.95 for adults. Preservation Hall 726 St. Peter St. 504-522-2841 www.preservationhall.com/hall/index.aspx Founded to pay homage to New Orleans Jazz, Preservation Hall has been operating in the French Quarter since 1961. The hall itself has been around since 1750 when it was a private home. The hall opens daily at 8 p.m. (with music beginning at 8:15 p.m.) and closes at 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Steamboat Natchez Riverboat 400 St. Peter St. #203 504-586-8777 www.steamboatnatchez.com Owned and operated by the New Orleans Steamboat Company, the VISIONBLUE 33 Steamboat Natchez offers visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of cruises on a historic steamboat on the Mississippi River. You can also plan a special event aboard the boat. EW TM (TRYPAN BLUE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION) BRIEF SUMMARY OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION Indications and Usage VisionBlueTM is indicated for use as an aid in ophthalmic surgery by staining the anterior capsule of the lens. Contraindications VisionBlueTM is contraindicated when a non-hydrated (dry state), hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) is planned to be inserted into the eye because the dye may be absorbed by the IOL and stain the IOL. Precautions General: It is recommended that after injection all excess VisionBlueTM be immediately removed from the eye by thorough irrigation of the anterior chamber. Carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, impairment of fertility: Trypan blue is carcinogenic in rats. Wister/Lewis rats developed lymphomas after receiving subcutaneous injections of 1% trypan blue dosed at 50 mg/kg every other week for 52 weeks (total dose approximately 1,250,000-fold the maximum recommended human dose of 0.06 mg per injection in a 60 kg person, assuming total absorption). Trypan blue was mutagenic in the Ames test and caused DNA strand breaks in vitro. Pregnancy: Teratogenic Effects: Pregnancy Category C: Trypan blue is teratogenic in rats, mice, rabbits, hamsters, dogs, guinea pigs, pigs, and chickens. The majority of teratogenicity studies performed involve intravenous, intraperitoneal, or subcutaneous administration in the rat. The teratogenic dose is 50 mg/ kg as a single dose or 25 mg/kg/day during embryogenesis in the rat. These doses are approximately 50,000- and 25,000-fold the maximum recommended human dose of 0.06 mg per injection based in a 60 kg person, assuming that the whole dose is completely absorbed. Characteristic anomalies included neural tube, cardiovascular, vertebral, tail, and eye defects. Trypan blue also caused an increase in post-implantation mortality, and decreased fetal weight. In the monkey, trypan blue caused abortions with single or two daily doses of 50 mg/kg between 20th to 25th days of pregnancy, but no apparent increase in birth defects (approximately 50,000-fold maximum recommended human dose of 0.06 mg per injection, assuming total absorption). There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Trypan blue should be given to a pregnant woman only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Nursing mothers: It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when trypan blue is administered to a nursing woman. Pediatric use: The safety and effectiveness of trypan blue have been established in pediatric patients. Use of trypan blue is supported by evidence from an adequate and well-controlled study in pediatric patients. Geriatric use: No overall differences in safety and effectiveness have been observed between elderly and younger patients. Adverse Reactions Adverse reactions reported following use of VisionBlueTM include discoloration of high water content hydrogen intraocular lenses (see Contraindications) and inadvertent staining of the posterior lens capsule and vitreous face. Staining of the posterior lens capsule or staining of the vitreous face is generally self limited, lasting up to one week. Rx ONLY Revised: July 2005 Manufactured by: © Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center International b.v. Scheijdelveweg 2, 3214 VN Zuidland The Netherlands Distributed in the United States by: Dutch Ophthalmic USA 10 Continental Drive, Bldg 1 Exeter, NH 03833, U.S.A. Phone: 800-75-DUTCH or 603-778-6929 U.S. PAT. 6,367,480; 6,720,314

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