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2014-04-02 16:20:55

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and four blind people residing in California--Rick Boggs, Geraldine Croom, Rochelle Houston, and Tina Thomas --filed suit today (case number: 2:14-cv-02490) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against RideCharge, Inc. and three entities that manage taxicab fleets in Southern...

2014-04-01 16:25:30

Welch brings more than 25 years of leadership and global healthcare industry expertise to IRIS as the company expands its regional and national footprint PENSACOLA, Fla., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, the country's preeminent cloud-based retinal screening technology provider, announced today that Pat Welch has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Healthcare Accounts. "Pat brings to the IRIS team more than 25 years of in-depth,...

2014-03-31 08:30:55

TEL-AVIV, Israel, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Israeli Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (TASE: BOLT; OTCQX: BLGTY), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations grouped into clusters around defined medical conditions, announces that ViSci, its wholly owned subsidiary, has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a Phase I/IIa clinical study with its subconjunctival Latanoprost...

2014-03-28 23:22:25

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Ophthalmology Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner, Fundus Camera, Tonometer, Pachymeter, Perimeter, Slit Lamp, Excimer, YAG Laser, Femtosecond Laser, IOL, Contact Lens) – Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The global ophthalmology devices market witnessed a dip during the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009; however, it is poised to grow at a stable rate mainly due...

2014-03-26 11:32:37

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the complement system allows the body to identify abnormal vessels and specifically target them for removal without damaging healthy cells A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies). Specifically, scientists have discovered that the body's innate immune system does more than help ward off external pathogens. It also helps...

2014-03-26 04:21:03

PARIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative Vision Restoration Systems for the blind, today announces the appointment of Khalid Ishaque as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr Ishaque joins from Boston Scientific, and brings over 22 years of management experience in the medical technology industry. Mr Ishaque spent 17 years with Boston Scientific Corporation, where most recently he was General Manager of its...

2014-03-25 23:34:32

Recognized by Congress for his work on behalf of the visually impaired, Craig Schneider was recently named the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission Award winner for 2013. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Recognized by Congress for his work on behalf of the visually impaired, Craig Schneider was recently named the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission Award winner for 2013, said Patrick Lennon, founder of the charitable outreach program designed to help disabled people achieve their career...

2014-03-19 08:28:19

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A physically active lifestyle and occasional drinking are associated with a reduced risk of developing visual impairment, according to a study published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Visual...

Driving Simulator Used To Help Learn How The Visually Impaired Can Drive Safely
2014-03-17 08:10:23

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving. In about half of the states in the United States and in many other countries, driving with hemianopia is prohibited. However, in some countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland and Canada, driving with hemianopia is permitted after passing a specialized road test....

2014-03-14 23:26:17

Dr. Cary Silverman uses the new technology to show viewers the surgical eye procedure through his own eyes. East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Dr. Cary Silverman of EyeCare 20/20 is no stranger to utilizing innovative technologies. He is always looking to test new methods and ideas to stay ahead of the curve. Dr. Silverman and his EyeCare 20/20 team are one of the few ophthalmologists to offer HD Cataract Surgery using both the Catalys Precision Laser System and LenSx Laser. He was...


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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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