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2013-12-06 15:08:40

Findings by UCI, German researchers could aid in saving sight of millions Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world’s leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide. “That’s the dream, and this is a big step,” said Rachel Martin, UC Irvine associate professor of chemistry and co-author of a paper featured on the December cover of the journal Structure....

2013-12-05 23:22:26

Frantz EyeCare is pleased to be among the few ophthalmology practices in southwest Florida who are still included on the United Healthcare 2014 roster of providers. We also accept Medicare, Humana, Florida Blue, Aetna, Cigna and numerous other insurances. Fort Myers, Fl (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Frantz EyeCare is pleased to be among the few ophthalmology practices in Southwest Florida who are still included on the United Healthcare 2014 roster of providers. We also accept Medicare,...

2013-12-02 23:00:35

With winter comes shorter days and longer nights, which means driving in the dark. San Antonio Eye Center advises seniors on the risks associated with night-time driving. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Now that daylight saving time has ended, the number of daylight hours has decreased, which means more drivers are on the road in the dark. Older drivers may pose a greater hazard on the roads at night due to vision problems. San Antonio Eye Center wants to share some advice for...

2013-11-27 23:03:53

Research presented at the recent American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting reveals the powerful clinical utility of the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System in the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 SUNY Eye Institute, in conjunction with the SUNY College of Optometry, presented two posters on the use of visual evoked potential (VEP) for evaluating traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients at Academy 2013 Seattle, the AAO’s annual...

2013-11-25 23:23:59

Alyssa Crain was the first child in the United States to undergo laser cataract removal, which was performed at Mercy in Springfield, Mo. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 It was a simple walk, but her excitement over a flock of birds was extraordinary. It was at that moment Erin Crain realized his 4-year-old daughter Alyssa could finally see. Just a few weeks before, she became the first pediatric patient in the United States to have cataracts removed using a femtosecond laser....


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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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.