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2014-06-06 09:41:21

NIH/National Eye Institute NIH-funded study could help improve retinal prosthetic devices In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say. The work was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. Just 20 years ago, bionic...

2014-06-04 20:22:10

In the news release, The American Academy of Ophthalmology Offers Guidance to Help Improve Public Understanding of Cataracts, issued 03-Jun-2014 by American Academy of Ophthalmology over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050" rather than "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding...

2014-06-03 12:39:40

Aging of Baby Boomers Generation Creates Unprecedented Demand for Cataract Surgery SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report released by Prevent Blindness America, a national nonprofit organization, more than 24 million adults in the United States suffer from cataracts, a condition that clouds the lens and prevents or changes the light that passes into the eye. Cataract surgery ranks as the most common surgical procedure, with nearly 19 million procedures performed each...

2014-06-03 08:33:15

Eye physicians and surgeons clear up the facts about the lens-clouding eye condition SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2020.[1] As part of its efforts to support Cataract Awareness Month this June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye...

2014-06-02 23:09:04

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy comments on new study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology linking reduced glaucoma blindness to early diagnosis and treatment. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shown that the probability of blindness associated with the eye disease glaucoma has been reduced by nearly 50% since 1990. It is thought that early treatment and more effective diagnoses have had major impacts on the reduction of the...

2014-05-30 23:14:53

Diopsys® NOVA-VEP data shows new hope for patients with degenerative eye diseases. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Affecting an estimated 60 to 70 million people worldwide, Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is the most common identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma. XFS presents unilaterally in about two thirds of patients and are more likely to present with glaucomatous damage than eyes without XFS. More severe than primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), Exfoliative Glaucoma (XFG)...

2014-05-30 23:08:08

Held at the Hyatt Regency Long Island on Sunday, June 1st, this year’s optometric symposium will provide attending primary eye care doctors the opportunity to learn the latest breakthroughs in surgical, tertiary and medical eye care for the most common eye diseases and condition. Since its inception, this joint meeting between the optometric community and leaders in ophthalmology has grown to become one of the premier medical educational events held on Long Island. Smithtown, New York...

2014-05-30 23:01:10

Graduating seniors are wrapping up the school year and preparing to leave the comforts of home for college and life-experiences – those with blindness and low vision now armed with multi-functional assistive technologies that both students and parents love. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As students across the country wrap up their final days of this school year, our graduating seniors, especially those with vision impairments are also eagerly making preparations for the fall....

2014-05-29 23:01:41

Blaze EZ Multi-player is the first digital book player to give the visually impaired near-instant audio playback of printed materials and single-button access to Wi-Fi, documents, books, music and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Blaze EZ, a new device available from Austin, Texas-based HIMS Inc. is likely to become a favorite among those with visual impairments. Those who are blind now have independent and fast access to printed materials from a digital book reader without the need...

2014-05-29 16:26:06

Receives commitment to purchase at least 100 systems in one of the world's largest glaucoma markets TEL AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (OTC: BLGTY, TASE: BOLT), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations grouped into clusters around defined medical conditions, announced today that its IOPtima subsidiary has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale and marketing of 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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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