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2014-06-28 23:02:10

A new study recently determined that chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of developing a cataract. Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center explains common cataract symptoms and shares tips on how to reduce one’s risk of developing a cataract. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Renowned Ophthalmologist, Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center has performed over 10,000 cataract and ocular surgeries on middle Tennessee’s eyes. Although most everyone is well aware...

2014-06-27 16:23:51

Ophthalmologists recommend prescription medications and surgical treatments to maximize therapeutic results and minimize risks SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is reminding the public that it does not recommend marijuana or other cannabis products for the treatment of glaucoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Based on analysis by...

2014-06-27 08:24:56

DUBLIN, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9kp9sq/ophthalmic_drugs) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International (Dry eye, Anti-glaucoma, Anti-allergy/inflammatory/infective, Retinal Drugs) Ophthalmic Drugs Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global ophthalmic drugs market is rapidly growing due to increasing prevalence of eye disorders...

2014-06-26 23:05:00

Echo-Sense CheckMates glasses help Dr. Michael Arbitman, of imUNEEK, to see greater independence. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. will feature CheckMates at upcoming National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, FL - July 2-5, 2014. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Echo-Sense, Inc. has recently introduced a fascinating product designed to allow family members, friends and colleagues of people who are blind and visually impaired to offer assistance...

2014-06-26 16:25:11

CHOP Expert Leads Telemedicine Study Aimed at Improving Outcomes in Underserved Children PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen...

2014-06-24 12:28:49

Dr. Michael Bennett Only Private Sector Surgeon Selected Nationwide HONOLULU, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Bennett MD, FACS, founder of The Retina Institute of Hawaii, has been named one of thirteen prestigious surgeons across the United States to conduct the procedure for the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System. The Argus II (also called the "bionic eye") is an implantable visual prosthetic and was selected in 2013 CNN's Top 10, Time Magazine's Best Inventions and in...

Picture Books For Visually Impaired Kids Go 3D
2014-06-24 03:11:18

University of Colorado at Boulder "Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon..." A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story -- like the cow jumping over the moon -- as it is read aloud. The story by Margaret Wise Brown...

2014-06-24 08:32:41

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ForSight VISION5 is pleased to announce that Charles Semba, MD has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer from Shire Pharmaceuticals where he served as Vice President, Clinical Medicine (Ophthalmology). ForSight VISION5 is developing non-invasive drug delivery products to replace eye drops and provide sustained therapy for major anterior segment eye diseases including glaucoma, dry eye, and allergy....

Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted
2014-06-24 06:30:06

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Georgia Institute of Technology researchers modified wearable computer gloves several years ago to teach beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes. In a recent advancement in the same wearable technology, they’re helping people learn to read and write Braille. An added surprise was that the participants didn’t even have to pay attention, they learned while doing something else. Georgia Tech professor Thad Starner, a...

2014-06-23 23:02:52

Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. The surgeons of the clinic have successfully treated a large number of cataract patients. They specialize in cataract surgery and small-incision laser assisted cataract and implant surgery. They deploy the most advanced...


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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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.