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2013-02-06 23:03:54

To Encourage More Patients to Seek Help, Utah Optometrist Offers Free Travel on Home Visits and Free Phone Consults in February for “Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Landscape painter Beverly Mastrim beats macular degeneration, keeps right on painting thanks to advances in optics technology. Landscape painter Beverly Mastrim isn´t even close to finished working, even at age 84. As a water-colorist, oil...

2009-04-28 08:43:00

Eye disease product has the potential to preserve vision for millions BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 17.8 million people will suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 2050 and 1.57 million will be blind from the disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a new medical study by a group of retina specialists at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) indicates that with the...

2009-03-05 09:44:54

Researchers are working to shed new light on the most common form of blindness among adults, and their findings are suggesting an innovative way forward for treatment. Macular degeneration develops when the central part of the retina loses light-sensitive cells. The neurons responsible for relaying visual messages to the brain remain intact, but without the cells, people lose the sharp central vision needed for everyday tasks like reading or driving. Previous research found these neurons...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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