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2013-12-24 23:00:37

Music luminary Clive Davis joins sports legends Vin Scully and Bob Costas to host for 19th Annual Eyes of Christmas Telecast, accessible for the visually impaired – kicks off 8:00 PM with NBC airing It’s a Wonderful Life Described for the Blind by Former President George HW Bush, followed by special holiday programming for the visually impaired, live streaming on Youtube, broadcast by FoxKCOP Los Angeles, and WE TV. Telecast includes on-air eye test for early detection of blindness and...

2013-12-24 13:33:11

Preoperative consultations before cataract surgery became more common for Medicare patients despite no clear guidelines about when to require such a service, hinting at unnecessary use of health care resources, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Preoperative medical consultation is a common health care service that can be billed separately to Medicare. There is little information about how often preoperative consultation is performed among...

2013-12-19 20:21:22

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Markets for Surgical Ophthalmology in 2013: Forecasts Through 2017The global market for products used in surgical ophthalmology-which includes diagnostic devices, surgical systems (e.g., lasers and phacoemulsification machines), intraocular lens (IOL) implants and disposables, accessories, and aftermarket revenues from services and parts-was valued at $7.4 billion in 2012. Growth...

2013-12-18 12:23:20

~ Company has donated more than $850,000 to charity since 2006 ~ TOANO, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, continues to support visually-impaired children and adults via National Braille Press, a non-profit Boston-based publishing house. Since 2006, Lumber Liquidators has donated more than $850,000 to help the organization sustain its mission. (Logo:...

2013-12-10 23:27:46

19th Annual “The Eyes of Christmas™ ” Television Special for the Visually Impaired Kicks-off with “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Audio Described by former US President George H.W. Bush on Christmas Eve and is followed by Special Holiday Programming Hosted by Vin Scully and Hollywood Celebrities. Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International --(http://www.rpinternational.org) the longest-standing non-profit organization leading the way...

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2013-12-10 10:40:29

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A contact lens that slowly releases drugs into the eye to treat glaucoma has been developed by researchers at MIT, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The lenses provide a sort of 'hands free' alternative to medicated eye drops or more expensive treatments such as laser surgery for treating glaucoma. Glaucomas are eye disorders arising from build-up of pressure on the optic nerve which acts as a bridge...

2013-12-09 04:20:38

Competition encourages innovation in braille and tactile literacy for the blind BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Braille Press (NBP) announced today, that it is now accepting applications for its 2013 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation that will reward the recipient with up to $20,000. In keeping with NBP's mission, projects submitted this year must be focused on software or application development that demonstrates an aspect of tactile literacy for blind people...

2013-12-06 15:08:40

Findings by UCI, German researchers could aid in saving sight of millions Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world’s leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide. “That’s the dream, and this is a big step,” said Rachel Martin, UC Irvine associate professor of chemistry and co-author of a paper featured on the December cover of the journal Structure....

2013-12-06 12:25:09

GRK Partners Chairman Gary Katcher Motivated to Find Sight-Saving Treatments and Cures COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal degenerative diseases, has appointed Gary Katcher of Greenwich, CT as a National Trustee of the organization. The new role recognizes his ongoing support of FFB's urgent mission to drive cutting-edge research to help the...

2013-12-05 23:22:26

Frantz EyeCare is pleased to be among the few ophthalmology practices in southwest Florida who are still included on the United Healthcare 2014 roster of providers. We also accept Medicare, Humana, Florida Blue, Aetna, Cigna and numerous other insurances. Fort Myers, Fl (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Frantz EyeCare is pleased to be among the few ophthalmology practices in Southwest Florida who are still included on the United Healthcare 2014 roster of providers. We also accept Medicare,...


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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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