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2013-07-29 23:03:12

Dr. Farooq Ashraf, founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute, discussed the dangers of glaucoma in a recent interview after a new study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology, which pointed to the disease’s wide misrepresentations on the Internet. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 On July 16th, Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf was interviewed about a study in the February 2013 edition of the Journal of Ophthalmology, which concluded that glaucoma has been frequently misrepresented on...

2013-07-27 23:01:39

Voted "Doctor of the Year" in 2012, Dr. Colby Stewart releases a new documentary on the Houston Eye Foundation and changing a man's life in a matter of minutes. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 Houston ophthalmologist Dr. Colby Stewart recently released a documentary that tells the story of a patient who's life had been changed by severe cataracts. The short documentary reflects the collaborative efforts of the Houston Eye Foundation and the surgical expertise of Dr....

2013-07-25 16:25:46

RnR Market Research adds "Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, Nanotechnology, 2013 to 2018" market research report to its store. DALLAS, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cataract surgery lasers markets at $572 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $1.1 billion by 2013 and forecast to reach $2.4 billion dollars by 2019. Growth is a result of new competitors in the market, demand for the laser technology by patients, and...

2013-07-25 16:25:43

Optical Retailer Applauds Prevent Blindness America in Designating August as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month PALM SPRINGS, Fla., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With fall just around the corner, it's fast approaching the time when children go back to school. Non-profit charity organization Prevent Blindness America designated August as the month to focus on educating parents and teachers on the importance of children's vision and eye health. (Photo:...

2013-07-24 08:30:54

NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced an invitation for nominations for the 2014 Migel Medals, the highest honor in the blindness field. The Migel Medal was established in 1937 by the late M.C. Migel, the first chairperson of AFB, to honor professionals and volunteers whose dedication and achievements have significantly improved the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. The Migel Medal Awards...

2013-07-24 08:29:45

ASMR level IV opinion is significant step towards commercialization in France of the first and only treatment approved for chronic diabetic macular edema ATLANTA, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today reported that the Transparency Commission (Commission de la Transparence or CT) of the French...

2013-07-23 23:03:42

New research report “Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery Market” worked out by WinterGreen Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the world cataract surgery lasers market is forecast to exceed USD 2.39 billion by 2019. London, UK (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Over the past several years, the growing need for good vision in all ranges along with the enhancing demand for accommodating and multifocal laser surgery has given a stimulus to the...

Stem Cells Treat Blindness
2013-07-22 12:56:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology represents a major step forward in curing certain types of blindness. Described to the BBC News as a "significant breakthrough," the UK-based study outlined a groundbreaking technique developed by doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London that uses stem cell therapy to replace photoreceptors that may have died as a result of...

2013-07-22 08:33:03

BOSTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Lindsay Yazzolino, are working with payments company Square on an initiative that will enhance the accessibility of its Square Register and Square Wallet applications for blind users. Square Register allows merchants to accept credit and debit...

2013-07-22 08:28:02

Vision Community Unites to Bring Attention to the Importance of Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Myth versus reality hits hard when it comes to Americans and their vision health. In fact, 82 percent of Americans fear losing their vision[1], yet more than half of our nation is not getting regular, preventative eye care[2]. Today, the Think About Your Eyes initiative, sponsored by a non-profit organization under The Vision Council, launched...


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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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