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2013-12-02 23:00:35

With winter comes shorter days and longer nights, which means driving in the dark. San Antonio Eye Center advises seniors on the risks associated with night-time driving. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Now that daylight saving time has ended, the number of daylight hours has decreased, which means more drivers are on the road in the dark. Older drivers may pose a greater hazard on the roads at night due to vision problems. San Antonio Eye Center wants to share some advice for...

2013-11-28 00:20:35

MUMBAI, November 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mehta Eye Clinic [http://www.mehtaeyeclinic.com ], a leading Eye care specialty clinic in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, has always been on the forefront of technology. With an aspiration to bring the latest and most advanced Eye Care technology for patients, Mehta Eye Clinic [http://www.mehtaeyeclinic.com/index.php ] has always believed in investing in the best. The Clinic has recently introduced LenSx(R) [http://mehtaeyeclinic.com/lensx.php ]...

2013-11-27 23:03:53

Research presented at the recent American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting reveals the powerful clinical utility of the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System in the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 SUNY Eye Institute, in conjunction with the SUNY College of Optometry, presented two posters on the use of visual evoked potential (VEP) for evaluating traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients at Academy 2013 Seattle, the AAO’s annual...

2013-11-26 16:24:25

A "Bionic Eye" for Leading Cause of Blindness in Americans Over Age 65 WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A tiny device is making a big difference in the lives of people with end-stage macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131126/DC19365) "Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina where there is a change...

2013-11-25 23:23:59

Alyssa Crain was the first child in the United States to undergo laser cataract removal, which was performed at Mercy in Springfield, Mo. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 It was a simple walk, but her excitement over a flock of birds was extraordinary. It was at that moment Erin Crain realized his 4-year-old daughter Alyssa could finally see. Just a few weeks before, she became the first pediatric patient in the United States to have cataracts removed using a femtosecond laser....

2013-11-25 04:20:51

PARIS, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Funds to advance development of retinal implant systems that aim to restore vision in blind people Financing includes Bpifrance, through the InnoBio fund Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative retinal implant systems that aim to restore vision in the blind, has closed a EUR15 million Series A extension financing. This round was led by Sofinnova Partners,...

2013-11-22 04:20:56

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection has received approval for the treatment of Macular Edema Following Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. "We are pleased with the approval of EYLEA in Japan in the macular edema following CRVO indication, a significant cause of visual impairment in adults," said George D....

2013-11-21 08:27:15

Many leading causes of adult-onset vision loss can be prevented TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the World Health Organization, 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated.(i) Today CNIB is launching a national campaign called "Worth a thousand words: Preserve your vision" to raise awareness of the impact of adult-onset vision loss and that many conditions are preventable if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. The campaign features a unique photo...

2013-11-21 04:22:26

Proceeds to Support Advancement of STARfloTM Glaucoma Implant ISNES, Belgium, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iSTAR Medical SA, a privately held ophthalmic device company and first spinout of Healionics Corporation, today announced it has raised EUR 4.0 million from institutional investors in a Series A financing. The financing was co-led by Capricorn Health-Tech Fund NV (CHF) and Societe Regionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (SRIW), and included participation from Financière...

2013-11-20 12:27:46

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to diabetic retinopathy (DR) screenings by global populations is now much easier. LKC Technologies' RETeval(TM), on display at the recent 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, is a handheld DR screening device that enables virtually any health care provider to screen for and detect sight-threatening DR. DR is the leading cause of working age blindness, worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates more than 75...


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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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