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VCU Medical Center First In Virginia To Implant Miniature Telescope For Macular Degeneration
2013-04-16 09:47:53

Virginia Commonwealth University Implant improves vision for patients suffering from the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. The telescope implant is designed to correct end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of AMD and the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. Patients with end-stage AMD have a central blind spot. This vision loss makes it difficult or impossible to see faces, to read and to perform everyday activities such as...

2012-10-22 04:03:00

New E-Scoop glasses improve way of life for patients suffering with macular degeneration (ARMD). Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 New lens technology helps correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration. Recently developed new E-Scoop lenses from Holland now enable doctors to help patients with one of the chief complaints associated with macular degeneration–cloudy vision. Dr. Palmer, a low vision optometrist who sees patients in the Twin Cities area,...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

WATERFORD CITY, Ireland, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an important new study show that implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOLs) at the time of cataract surgery increases a nutritional component of the eye, which may afford protection against the development and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, conducted by leading ophthalmology and vision researchers from the Macular Pigment Research Group at the Waterford Institute of...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'