Vision Impairment And Nearsightedness More Pronounced In

Vision Impairment And Nearsightedness More Pronounced In Those With Higher Levels Of Education

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Mainz University Medical Center demonstrates that education and behavior play as large a role in the development of myopia, or nearsightedness, as genetic factors do....

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2014-07-24 16:28:03

Well-known San Francisco businessman and philanthropist believed in research to find a glaucoma cure. SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) received a $1 million bequest from Paul S. May, a well-known San Francisco businessman and philanthropist who passed away in September 2013. In 2008, Mr. May and his longtime partner Frank Stein announced their plan to establish "The Frank Stein and Paul S. May Grants for Innovative Glaucoma...

2014-07-22 08:31:46

Home and classroom digital device use is up among school-age children; American Optometric Association recommends yearly back-to-school eye exams ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices. An AOA survey reports that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate...

2014-07-21 09:26:38

Jeffrey Steven, Freelance Writer In 2012, there were approximately 285 million visually-impaired people globally, and this number continues to rise every year. In an effort to help the blind, Microsoft has been working on an Alice band-like device that aims to assist those who are visually impaired “see” the environment around them. Piloted by a group of eight sight-impaired people at the University of Reading in Berkshire, England, the device has been designed to relay information...

2014-07-18 08:23:16

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that in the Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), EYLEA 2 milligrams (mg) dosed monthly (2Q4) and EYLEA 2 mg dosed every two months (after 5 initial monthly injections, 2Q8) showed a sustained improvement from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at week 100 (2 years), compared to laser...

2014-07-15 13:30:11

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting in motion an inflammatory response similar to that evoked by bacterial infections. The study, published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has immediate clinical...

Researcher Reveals Novel Treatment For A Form Of Childhood Blindness
2014-07-14 03:18:37

McGill University Health Centre An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study is published today in the scientific...

2014-07-14 08:26:54

UITHOORN, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - HOYA signs a multiple-year contract with Eye diagnostics innovator i-Optics to offer opticians the EasyScan 3 minute eye care test services for life-long eye health. i-Optics, the inventor of the Easyscan retinal imaging device and HOYA Vision Care signed a multiple-year contract to launch a unique collaboration in the optical retail market. i-Optics developed the EasyScan to make medical grade images of...

2014-07-10 23:10:42

Penn State for the first time this summer is hosting a Summer Academy for high school students from across Pennsylvania who are blind or visually impaired. The free program runs from July 13 to August 1. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Imagine venturing across a high-ropes course for the first time, balancing on cables two stories above the ground. Now imagine doing it if you were blind. A high-ropes course is just one of many challenges on tap this summer for students...

2014-07-10 04:47:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the visually-impaired, reading requires learning and comprehending the tactile language known as Braille, but a new gadget developed by engineers at MIT could make Braille obsolete. According to a report released by the engineers, the device, called FingerReader, fits around the index finger and is able to read text in front of it by simply passing the index finger over a line of printed text. For the prototype, a plastic...

2014-07-09 16:28:35

Combination Laser Platform Includes SLT and YAG for Treatment of Glaucoma and Cataract CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optimis Fusion(TM) integrated laser platform. The Optimis Fusion system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) photoregeneration therapy and traditional YAG photodisruption treatments to offer ophthalmologists a versatile armamentarium for treating both cataract and...

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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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