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2014-07-18 08:23:16

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that in the Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), EYLEA 2 milligrams (mg) dosed monthly (2Q4) and EYLEA 2 mg dosed every two months (after 5 initial monthly injections, 2Q8) showed a sustained improvement from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at week 100 (2 years), compared to laser...

2014-07-15 13:30:11

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting in motion an inflammatory response similar to that evoked by bacterial infections. The study, published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has immediate clinical...

Researcher Reveals Novel Treatment For A Form Of Childhood Blindness
2014-07-14 03:18:37

McGill University Health Centre An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study is published today in the scientific...

2014-07-14 08:26:54

UITHOORN, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - HOYA signs a multiple-year contract with Eye diagnostics innovator i-Optics to offer opticians the EasyScan 3 minute eye care test services for life-long eye health. i-Optics, the inventor of the Easyscan retinal imaging device and HOYA Vision Care signed a multiple-year contract to launch a unique collaboration in the optical retail market. i-Optics developed the EasyScan to make medical grade images of...

2014-07-10 23:10:42

Penn State for the first time this summer is hosting a Summer Academy for high school students from across Pennsylvania who are blind or visually impaired. The free program runs from July 13 to August 1. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Imagine venturing across a high-ropes course for the first time, balancing on cables two stories above the ground. Now imagine doing it if you were blind. A high-ropes course is just one of many challenges on tap this summer for students...

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2014-07-10 04:47:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the visually-impaired, reading requires learning and comprehending the tactile language known as Braille, but a new gadget developed by engineers at MIT could make Braille obsolete. According to a report released by the engineers, the device, called FingerReader, fits around the index finger and is able to read text in front of it by simply passing the index finger over a line of printed text. For the prototype, a plastic...

2014-07-09 16:28:35

Combination Laser Platform Includes SLT and YAG for Treatment of Glaucoma and Cataract CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optimis Fusion(TM) integrated laser platform. The Optimis Fusion system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) photoregeneration therapy and traditional YAG photodisruption treatments to offer ophthalmologists a versatile armamentarium for treating both cataract and...

2014-07-07 23:03:18

Dr. Ramin Rabbani, optometrist in Los Angeles, now offering optical exams for complete eye are of his patients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Los Angeles eye doctor, Dr. Ramin Rabbani, is now offering comprehensive optical exams. Routine eye exams can be one of the best ways to preserve eye health and vision. When eye problems are diagnosed early, treatment can often delay or reduce the risk of the condition deteriorating and further damaging vision. Visit his Los Angeles eye...

2014-07-07 23:00:19

At its just concluded national convention, the NFB adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to issue regulations requiring websites that are public accommodations to be accessible to the blind. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration...

2014-07-03 23:04:25

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has selected the iBill Talking Money Identifier for the U.S. Currency Reader Program. Through this program, the BEP will distribute the iBill device at no cost to eligible blind and visually impaired persons. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Orbit Research today announced the selection of its iBill Talking Money Identifier by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the U.S. Currency Reader Program. Through this program, the BEP will...


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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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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