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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...

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...


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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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