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2014-02-14 23:03:23

New national partnership to increase education and outreach on topics of macular degeneration, latest research, prevention, treatment, as well as low vision technology and adaptive aids to improve quality of life. Vista, CA, Conshohocken, PA, (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

Exercise Can Help Reduce Or Slow Vision Loss
2014-02-12 12:23:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it may seem unrelated to eye function, physical exercise can actually help to protect the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after injury – according to a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study indicated that exercising may be able to hamper the advancement of retinal degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. “This is the first report of simple exercise having a direct...

2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

2014-02-06 08:29:32

American Academy of Ophthalmology advises that early detection and today's treatments for common eye disease among seniors can help stop vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in Americans age 65 and older[1], seniors who develop AMD should not consider blindness in advanced age to be inevitable, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During AMD Awareness Month, the...

2014-02-05 12:28:59

DR. CATHERINE PHAM JOINS HAWAII CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE KAHULUI, Hawaii, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute's Maui location is pleased to announce Catherine Pham, MD will be joining its Kahului office beginning February 10, 2014. Dr. Pham's arrival to this office opens new opportunities to provide patients with comprehensive eye care without the delay of an appointment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/LA59337) A board-certified...

2014-02-05 11:31:48

In a group of very low-birth-weight infants, severe retinopathy of prematurity was associated with nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years, according to a study in the February 5 issue of JAMA. Severe retinopathy (disease of the retina) of prematurity occurs in premature infants treated with excessive concentrations of oxygen and is a serious complication of neonatal intensive care for preterm infants. "Although the incidence of severe retinopathy has increased since the late 1980s,...

2014-02-04 12:28:40

DIEPENBEEK, Belgium, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amakem Therapeutics, a clinical stage ophthalmology company, today announced that it will participate in the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum being held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at The Palace Hotel, in San Francisco. This meeting, presented by Glaucoma Research Foundation, brings together key clinical, industry, financial and regulatory leaders in a unique exchange on research innovation and advances in glaucoma...

2014-02-04 08:35:06

Industry Leaders To Hear From an Important New Voice In The Fight Against Glaucoma MIAMI, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc., today announced that it will participate in the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on Friday, February 7(th), 2014 at The Palace Hotel, in San Francisco. The event is presented by the Glaucoma Research Foundation and brings together key clinical, industry, financial and regulatory leaders, in a unique exchange on research innovation and advances in...

2014-01-31 23:32:30

Cataracts can appear at earlier ages than people think. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 By the age of 80, about half of all Americans will either have cataracts or have already had cataract surgery. While it is generally recommend that people begin annual check ups for cataracts after age 60, Dr. Brian Davis of Davis Vision Center in Salt Lake City, UT is encouraging younger people to learn about the signs and symptoms of cataracts. It is estimated that about 20 percent of...

2014-01-30 23:27:08

HIMS Inc. to kick off year-long anniversary celebration at ATIA 2014 Conference with new product for low vision students and new math features for its popular Braille Sense notetakers. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 HIMS, a leading manufacturer of products for people who are blind or who have low vision, will kick off a year-long celebration of their 15th anniversary at the ATIA 2014 Conference to be held January 29 – February 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Anniversary activities...


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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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