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2014-05-30 23:08:08

Held at the Hyatt Regency Long Island on Sunday, June 1st, this year’s optometric symposium will provide attending primary eye care doctors the opportunity to learn the latest breakthroughs in surgical, tertiary and medical eye care for the most common eye diseases and condition. Since its inception, this joint meeting between the optometric community and leaders in ophthalmology has grown to become one of the premier medical educational events held on Long Island. Smithtown, New York...

2014-05-30 23:01:10

Graduating seniors are wrapping up the school year and preparing to leave the comforts of home for college and life-experiences – those with blindness and low vision now armed with multi-functional assistive technologies that both students and parents love. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As students across the country wrap up their final days of this school year, our graduating seniors, especially those with vision impairments are also eagerly making preparations for the fall....

2014-05-29 23:01:41

Blaze EZ Multi-player is the first digital book player to give the visually impaired near-instant audio playback of printed materials and single-button access to Wi-Fi, documents, books, music and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Blaze EZ, a new device available from Austin, Texas-based HIMS Inc. is likely to become a favorite among those with visual impairments. Those who are blind now have independent and fast access to printed materials from a digital book reader without the need...

2014-05-29 16:26:06

Receives commitment to purchase at least 100 systems in one of the world's largest glaucoma markets TEL AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (OTC: BLGTY, TASE: BOLT), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations grouped into clusters around defined medical conditions, announced today that its IOPtima subsidiary has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale and marketing of the...

2014-05-29 16:24:33

VICTORIA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association's National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per...

2014-05-28 23:12:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy warns patients about the dangers of UV exposure in response to recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Recently, the American Academy of Ophthalmology released a study showing that a majority of Americans are unaware of the risks posed by ultraviolet (UV) light. Health risks associated with UV rays include diseases such as eye cancer, cataracts, and pterygium. Though these conditions can be...

2014-05-28 16:24:35

Major population study finds vasodilators may raise likelihood of age-related macular degeneration SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There may be a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older,[1] according to a study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology....

2014-05-28 12:30:11

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eye Foundation of America announced today that it is working with the Gourami Eye Institute, a fully-equipped eye hospital in Rajahmundry, India (300 miles east of Hyderabad) to provide international learning opportunities for ophthalmology students who have an interest in diabetic retinopathy. The program will provide students hands-on experience performing in-the-field diabetic retinopathy preventative screenings as well as...

2014-05-27 16:25:11

Gene therapy leader to advance its deep pipeline of rare disease programs including its lead Phase 3 product candidate for RPE65-related blindness PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, today announced the successful completion of a $72.8 million Series B financing led by Sofinnova Ventures. Joining Sofinnova as new investors in the company are Brookside...

2014-05-27 12:32:51

DUBLIN, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mkpzcg/global_glaucoma) has announced the addition of the "Global Glaucoma Therapeutics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye increases. If left untreated the patient may lose vision and even become blind. The exact etiology of optic nerve damage due to glaucoma is...


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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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cacodemon
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