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2014-03-06 12:28:23

Expects to record first IOPtiMate(TM) sales in China later this year TEL AVIV, Israel, March 6, 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 the successful completion of an equity financing that raised gross proceeds of approximately NIS 19 million (USD 5.5 million). The Company...

2014-03-06 08:29:58

DALLAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "U.S. Market for Diagnostic Opthalmic Devices" & "U.S. Market and Survey for Retinopathy Screening Devices" reports to its research database. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140306/MN77154) The market for diagnostic ophthalmic devices continues to expand, driven by strong growth in revenue from optical coherence tomographers (OCTs). In 2013, the market for diagnostic ophthalmic devices continued...

2014-03-04 08:29:43

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Smile Design Gallery are teaming up on a March 6 celebration at Manhattan's Provocateur, featuring an art auction of unique pieces from well-known contemporary artist, Iron Eye RETNA. Primarily recognized for his graffiti creations, RETNA will be lending his artistic talents to paint a wall at Achievement First Brooklyn High School on March 5. He'll also be collaborating with students from this...

2014-03-04 04:21:17

DIEPENBEEK, Belgium, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amakem Therapeutics, a clinical stage ophthalmology company, today announced the appointment of Dr. James Tsai to its Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Tsai is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale School of Medicine. His research interests are in glaucoma, and he previously served as Director of the Glaucoma Division at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia...

2014-02-25 23:24:22

Using gentle pulses of light delivered through a specially designed microscope, glaucoma specialists at North Shore Eye Care are able to significantly drop the intraocular pressure within patients eyes that causes glaucoma. Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Using gentle pulses of light delivered through a specially designed microscope, glaucoma specialists at North Shore Eye Care are able to significantly drop the intraocular pressure within patients eyes that causes glaucoma,...

2014-02-25 08:30:30

--First-time cataract formulation clinical data and clinical experience will be presented at a U.S. ophthalmic meeting -- SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMY), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary sterile and topical drug formulations, today announced that James Lewis, MD (http://cataractphiladelphia.com), will present "Dropless Cataract Surgery" during the New Technologies...

2014-02-24 23:03:11

Weil Eye Care urges patients to get an eye exam during Save Your Vision Month. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 In honor of Save Your Vision Month, Weil Eye Care is offering tips and information on maintaining good eye and vision health. The most important tip to remember is to schedule regular eye exams. Weil Eye Care highly recommends that everyone make an appointment for an eye exam regularly. Getting an eye exam is an essential step in preserving vision and keeping eyes...

2014-02-20 16:26:52

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) will host a FREE SupportSight(SM) seminar on February 25, 2014 about the latest in research, treatment, patient care and early detection, technology and coping with vision impairment. WHO: MVRF - a national nonprofit focused on finding a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. To reach this goal, MVRF funds groundbreaking research projects conducted by...

2014-02-17 23:01:06

Dr. William R. Thornton, MD, FACS will join the practice and begin working on Feb. 15. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 San Antonio Eye Center PA is excited to announce the addition of a new member to their team. Dr. William R. Thornton, MD, FACS, specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, will start working at the practice on Feb. 15. Dr. Thornton graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1967 and from the Medical Branch of Galveston in 1971. During...

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...


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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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