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2014-08-26 16:28:14

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Diabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_rd/clinical_trials/diabetic_retinopathy_global_clinical_trials_review.htmlDiabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Diabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Diabetic Retinopathy...

2014-08-22 23:01:24

Rockland Chrysler Dodge Jeep continues their support for the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the Blind Egg Challenge. Nanuet, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 In a continued effort to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is launching an awareness campaign inspired by the ice bucket challenge. The Blind Egg Challenge (#blindeggchallenge or #ffbBEC) aims to raise awareness and funds for the cause. The Blind Egg Challenge involves throwing an egg in the...

2014-08-21 23:03:28

NFB member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Wendover, Utah (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind today announced that member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville...

2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-21 04:21:27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 36 blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa will receive groundbreaking Argus II 'bionic eye' treatment starting in September Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Second Sight) today announces that the French Ministry of Health has officially approved financial support for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Through the Forfait Innovation scheme, the French Government will pay for the first wave of groundbreaking...

2014-08-16 23:00:39

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Global Ocular Pain Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Ocular pain is also known as eye pain that occurs on the surface of the eye. Ocular pain is considered as a common medical condition that resolves on its own but, sometimes it creates emergency medical conditions. Possible causes for ocular pain includes corneal...

2014-08-14 23:09:25

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind by one of Virginia's top surgeons, Dr. Douglas Cullom, former Navy Commander. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will...

2014-08-08 12:25:19

Event Showcases Historic Step In The Development Of HelpMeSee's Signature High Tech MSICS Training Simulator FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness - and the Cornerstone Assistance Network - a nonprofit providing direct services to individuals and families struggling with poverty in, and around, Tarrant County, Texas - have teamed up to showcase a safe, low cost approach to curing cataract blindness...

2014-08-07 23:04:10

Global Retinal Vein Occlusion Market 2014-2018 analyzes key players like Bayer AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Novartis AG and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Alimera Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NicOx, Santen Pharmaceutical and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 One of the growth-pertaining trends in the market is the introduction of biologics as a treatment option for retinal vein occlusion. Drugs such as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab),...

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....


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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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