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2014-09-16 08:29:26

Regeneron plans to submit sBLA for this indication by year end TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). The designation is based on positive results in two Phase 3 trials (VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME), in which...

2014-09-15 04:21:15

Professor Eberhart Zrenner Leads Discussion of Alpha IMS Patient Results One Year Post Implantation at Europe's Largest Ophthalmology Conference LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of...

2014-09-10 08:31:41

Earlier this year upon CFDA approval to the IOPtiMate[TM] system, a strategic distribution agreement was signed with a target of at least 100 systems in China - the world's largest glaucoma markets TEL AVIV, Israel, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (TASE: BOLT, OTCQX:BLGTY), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, announces the first sale of an IOPtiMate(TM)...

2014-09-10 08:31:11

Shirato Eye Clinic of Tokyo is first Japanese center to use the MicroShunt for Glaucoma MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc. reported today that the first two surgeries have been conducted in Japan in a clinical investigational study using the InnFocus MicroShunt(TM) glaucoma drainage implant. The surgeries were performed at the Yotsuya Shirato Eye Clinic in Tokyo, Japan. InnFocus has developed a safe, effective, sustainable and easy-to-perform alternative for the...

2014-09-09 12:28:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Aging Month, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has released resources on the benefit and patient value of treatments aimed at three major disease areas specific to the aging population: cataracts, osteoarthritis and diabetes. These resources can be found at http://www.lifechanginginnovation.org/get-facts. Cataracts Key Facts: -- Cataracts affect 24.5 million Americans, and the prevalence of the...

2014-09-08 23:00:44

The advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa patient – considered a trailblazer – now paves the way for her grown children and others also battling the same blinding eye disease Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 A 66 year old blind woman, who recently underwent successful surgery to receive the new FDA-approved “Argus® II” Retinal Prosthesis System in her eye, is already exceeding expectations in her progress to see again with the retinal implant often described as the...

2014-09-08 12:25:35

Dr. Glenn Strauss And Dr. Ajay Singh Discuss New Simulation Technology Offering State-of-the-Art Solution For Eliminating Cataract Blindness NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Glenn Strauss and Dr. Ajay Singh, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, have jointly published a manuscript addressing the burden of global cataract blindness and the urgent need to train surgeons in the Manual Small...

2014-09-04 23:07:25

Tactalis, creators of the award-winning Origin Tactile Computer Interface, have recently launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to begin pre-order sales for products with their patent-pending ‘tactile touchscreen’ technology. http://www.igg.me/at/tactalis Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The Tactalis Origin Tactile Interface Platform is an innovative new form of tablet computer with haptic feedback that lets users touch and feel physical representations of features and...

2014-09-04 04:21:42

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that Bayer HealthCare's Japanese subsidiary, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. has submitted a marketing authorization application for EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). EYLEA has already been approved in Japan for the treatment of patients with neovascular (wet)...

2014-09-03 23:08:57

Developed to improve the reading experience for those affected by low vision, the unique design of the ClearView C provides more working space and helps users to read or view any material, enjoy hobbies or write without being restricted in movement. VISTA, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Optelec, U.S. introduces the new ClearView C desktop video magnifier. Worldwide, there are around 160 million people who are visually impaired. As people get older, sight problems become more common. People...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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