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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...

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...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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