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2014-04-16 23:14:15

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning returns on Monday, June 9, to host Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s 37th annual Golf Classic alongside the country’s best blind golfers and magnificent Guiding Eyes dogs. The two-day outing, anticipated to raise more than $700,000, will be held at two of the region’s most esteemed courses – Mount Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco, NY and Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT. Westchester County, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 NY Giants quarterback Eli...

2014-04-15 16:28:05

SARATOGA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two changes to its Board of Directors. Ophthalmic industry veteran, Mark Forchette has joined the board in a new seat; John Ryan is filling ONSET Ventures existing board seat. Mark Forchette brings thirty years of experience in ophthalmic sales, marketing and business unit...

2014-04-14 08:40:18

With support from Alcon, the Program Aims to Strengthen Ophthalmic Pediatric and Cataract Services in Shandong Province NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Jinan for the second time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Shandong Province. Alongside its longtime sponsor, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, the Orbis program will focus on...

2014-04-08 12:32:06

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Provides Tips for Individuals with Cataracts SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that approximately 22 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts, while more than half will be diagnosed with this condition by the time they reach the age of 80. According to a recent study conducted by the AAO, it was determined that individuals who undergo cataract surgery to correct their vision have a lower...

2014-04-07 23:04:38

His expertise in the optical industry, as well as more than 20 years of sales and management experience will help drive Optelec's outreach campaigns and expand referral channels for increased low vision rehabilitation. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Optelec, a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, has appointed Joseph S. Chung as Director of Sales, Western US. In his new role, Chung will work closely with the...

2014-04-06 20:20:30

Leading Ophthalmologists Provide an Update on Breakthroughs in Artificial Vision Research TOKYO, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, M.D., coordinating investigator and founding director of the Institute for Ophthalmologic Research at University Eye Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany, presented an update on breakthroughs in artificial...

2014-04-04 12:37:08

Ophthalmologists should be prepared for life-threatening reactions during retinopathy of prematurity screening, cautions a case report published in the Journal of AAPOS Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening can have life-threatening consequences. A case report published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) describes cardiopulmonary arrest in a...

2014-04-03 13:16:35

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys. The study...

2014-04-03 12:29:37

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower...

2014-04-03 11:04:31

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause central blindness in sufferers. The scientists found that a component of the immune system, 'IL-18', acts as a guardian of eyesight by suppressing the production of damaging blood vessels behind the retina at the back of the eye. In addition, in pre-clinical models, it was shown that 'IL-18' can be...


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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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