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2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-21 04:21:27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 36 blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa will receive groundbreaking Argus II 'bionic eye' treatment starting in September Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Second Sight) today announces that the French Ministry of Health has officially approved financial support for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Through the Forfait Innovation scheme, the French Government will pay for the first wave of groundbreaking...

2014-08-16 23:00:39

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Global Ocular Pain Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Ocular pain is also known as eye pain that occurs on the surface of the eye. Ocular pain is considered as a common medical condition that resolves on its own but, sometimes it creates emergency medical conditions. Possible causes for ocular pain includes corneal...

2014-08-14 23:09:25

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind by one of Virginia's top surgeons, Dr. Douglas Cullom, former Navy Commander. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will...

2014-08-08 12:25:19

Event Showcases Historic Step In The Development Of HelpMeSee's Signature High Tech MSICS Training Simulator FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness - and the Cornerstone Assistance Network - a nonprofit providing direct services to individuals and families struggling with poverty in, and around, Tarrant County, Texas - have teamed up to showcase a safe, low cost approach to curing cataract blindness...

2014-08-07 23:04:10

Global Retinal Vein Occlusion Market 2014-2018 analyzes key players like Bayer AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Novartis AG and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Alimera Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NicOx, Santen Pharmaceutical and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 One of the growth-pertaining trends in the market is the introduction of biologics as a treatment option for retinal vein occlusion. Drugs such as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab),...

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....

2014-08-05 12:25:50

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:U.S. Market and Survey for Retinopathy Screening Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/u_s_market_survey_retinopathy_screening_devices.htmlAbstract:The market for diabetic retinopathy screening devices is in its infancy. Growth is expected under all forecast scenarios; however, the rate of growth will be determined by pricing and reimbursement. Several different...

2014-08-01 23:05:29

The Miracle Cure is a new product created by Kevin Richardson which aims to be the definitive program on vision improvement that can be used by any sufferer ailing from any kind of visual impairment. A full review of the kit on the site Vinamy.com indicates whether the program is worth buying or not. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Blindness is a reversible ailment these days. However, it can be argued that the scientists of today, despite well-meaning efforts, still have a long way...

2014-07-31 23:01:17

Nashville’s trusted eye surgeon, Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center was one of the first to provide patients with a procedure known as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to successfully treat glaucoma, reducing or eliminating their dependency of expensive eye drops. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN was one of the first surgeons in the United States to successfully treat glaucoma by performing eye surgery using...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.