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2014-09-03 23:08:57

Developed to improve the reading experience for those affected by low vision, the unique design of the ClearView C provides more working space and helps users to read or view any material, enjoy hobbies or write without being restricted in movement. VISTA, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Optelec, U.S. introduces the new ClearView C desktop video magnifier. Worldwide, there are around 160 million people who are visually impaired. As people get older, sight problems become more common. People...

2014-09-03 20:23:43

MarketOptimizer.org adds new report "Epicast Report: Diabetic Macular Edema - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" to its store. DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Macular edema (ME) occurs due to the thickening and swelling (edema) of the macula, which is the area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. In ME, fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye, due to a breakdown in the blood-retinal barrier. The occurrence of ME is highly frequent in...

2014-09-03 12:30:15

78 percent of aging Americans affected by vision loss; American Optometric Association offers tips to protect eyesight throughout life ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around them. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q(®) consumer survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report...

2014-09-02 12:24:49

Annual event raises awareness of the capabilities of people who are blind and visually impaired WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) will host its 4(th) annual Light the Way 5k Fun Walk & Run on Saturday, September 20, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Nationals Park. The annual event benefits the programs and services CLB provides to people of all ages who are blind, low vision, and deaf-blind in the Washington, D.C.,...

2014-08-28 23:13:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, M.D. encourages patients to get an eye exam in honor of Cataract Awareness Month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Every year, cataracts affect over 22 million Americans over the age of 40 and are considered the leading cause of blindness in the world. Characterized by the clouding and darkening of the eye’s natural lens behind the iris, cataracts are estimated to affect an additional 30 million Americans by the year 2020, mostly due to an...

2014-08-27 23:02:48

Dr. Stewart Shofner realizes nearly half of those with glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease. To help patients understand the facts, Dr. Shofner debunks the top five myths about glaucoma. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner and Dr. Kevin Johnson of Shofner Vision Center see multitudes of patients suffering from impaired vision. Some of the most common treatments are LASIK and Cataract vision correction surgery. Recently, Dr. Shofner has noticed a...

2014-08-27 12:31:13

Keck Medicine of USC patient sees for first time in 30 years only one week after implant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Kulik is a 55-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis...

2014-08-26 16:28:14

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Diabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_rd/clinical_trials/diabetic_retinopathy_global_clinical_trials_review.htmlDiabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Diabetic Retinopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Diabetic Retinopathy...

2014-08-22 23:01:24

Rockland Chrysler Dodge Jeep continues their support for the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the Blind Egg Challenge. Nanuet, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 In a continued effort to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is launching an awareness campaign inspired by the ice bucket challenge. The Blind Egg Challenge (#blindeggchallenge or #ffbBEC) aims to raise awareness and funds for the cause. The Blind Egg Challenge involves throwing an egg in the...

2014-08-21 23:03:28

NFB member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Wendover, Utah (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind today announced that member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville...


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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