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2013-11-19 16:54:03

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the leading causes of sudden and irreversible loss of vision in older adults. In a prospective randomized trial of 60 patients with NAION, investigators have shown that the addition of the corticosteroid fluocortolone (FC) to standard therapy significantly improves both short- and long-term visual acuity, especially when given soon after the onset of...

2013-11-19 08:27:20

-- In These Clinical Trials, OMS302 Reduced Incidence of Miosis -- SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today reported analyses of Phase 3 clinical data showing the impact of OMS302 on reducing the incidence of miosis (pupil constriction) during intraocular lens replacement (ILR). OMS302 is the company's proprietary Pharmacosurgery(® )product being developed for all ILR, including cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. The analyses were...

Oral Contraceptive Linked To Glaucoma
2013-11-18 15:24:18

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Millions of women choose oral contraceptives as an easy method of birth control, but new research has discovered their use is linked to serious eye disease. Using oral contraceptives for three years or longer doubles the risk of glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness that affects approximately 60 million people throughout the world. Researchers are informing gynecologists and ophthalmologists of the possible part oral...

2013-11-18 13:06:52

Retinal implant system research provides positive results for people with genetic eye disease Research presented today at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was increased recognition. The device, called the Argus II, is the first...

2013-11-18 08:29:56

Dr. Katarina Stingl Shares Work on CE Marked Subretinal Implant Technology During the Young Ophthalmologists Session NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Dr. Katarina Stingl, clinical scientist from the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Germany presented results from the Company sponsored clinical trial that led to CE mark of...

2013-11-18 08:29:18

Research shows birth control use over three years could be a risk factor for glaucoma NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today, at the 117(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans, has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness which affects nearly 60 million worldwide.[I] The researchers caution...

2013-11-16 12:20:36

Retinal Implant System Research Provides Positive Results for People with Genetic Eye Disease NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today at the 117(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was...

2013-11-15 16:21:49

Research shows the procedure supports premise that healthcare interventions create substantial patient value and economic wealth NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cataract surgeries performed over one year eventually save $123.4 billion over 13 years and delivers a 4,567 percent financial return on investment to society according to the results of a cost-utility study, published online today in the Academy's official journal, Ophthalmology, and will be presented...

2013-11-15 12:24:56

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eye Foundation of America announced today, that its $1 million, "100,000 Lives" campaign has reached an early milestone through the development of a diabetic diagnostic mobile unit housed with the latest in innovative diagnostic technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/NE22746 ) The "100,000 Lives" campaign is raising money needed for the Foundation's 2014 effort in hopes of reaching more than 100,000 people...

2013-11-14 12:27:23

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who went blind as a result of certain diseases or injuries may have renewed hope of seeing again thanks to a retinal implant developed with the help of Florida International University's W. Kinzy Jones, a professor in the College of Engineering and Computing. A tiny video camera mounted on special glasses captures the scene in the patient's environment, and a pocket controller relays the captured video signal to the implant....


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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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