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2014-01-27 23:02:25

“Vision Without Glasses” teaches people how to improve their vision effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to apply. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Vision Without Glasses” was created by Duke Peterson, who had worked in the ophthalmology business for over 25 years. This program provides people useful home remedies to reduce visual problems such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, lazy eye, cross-eye, poor night vision,...

2014-01-22 23:03:22

Recent research shows VEP and ERG data may be used to help ophthalmologists and optometrists diagnose glaucoma early, leading to better patient outcomes. Diopsys, Inc. provides these technologies to the office-based clinician. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and Diopsys is reaching out to help educate doctors and patients about the importance of electrophysiology in glaucoma detection. Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and pattern...

2014-01-22 16:26:02

Prescription or Non-prescription, BluTech Lenses Provide Protection from Harmful Blue Light PHOENIX, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye Solutions Technologies, LLC, a Phoenix-based company dedicated to providing smart eye protection for everyone, introduces the most technologically advanced prescription and non-prescription lenses available. Based on science and derived from nature, BluTech® Lenses filter harmful, high-energy blue light which impairs daily visual performance,...

2014-01-22 12:26:53

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Macular Degeneration Therapeutics Market in Asia-Pacific to 2019 - Existing Angiogenics Retain Dominance Though High Unmet Need RemainsMacular Degeneration Therapeutics Market in Asia-Pacific to 2019 - Existing Angiogenics Retain Dominance Though High Unmet Need Remains SummaryGBI Research has released its research, "Macular Degeneration Therapeutics Market in Asia-Pacific to 2019 -...

2014-01-20 10:24:51

Findings are published in special issue of IOVS Aging gracefully may not be an option for the 40 million people worldwide who are blind or have significant visual impairment. It's reported that 65% of those with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind are over 50 years of age. In a special issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), ophthalmic leaders from around the world address "the aging eye" to focus attention on unmet needs and accelerate the...

2014-01-16 20:22:14

Nicox further expands North American diagnostic portfolio with access to the RetnaGene AMD test, a genetic laboratory-developed test to predict the risk of progressing to late-stage or "wet" age-related macular degeneration (AMD) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), today announced that their affiliate companies (Nicox Inc. and Sequenom Laboratories) have entered into an...

Eye Gene Therapy
2014-01-16 09:44:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly developed genetic therapy for treating a type of inherited blindness called choroideremia is showing some promise and allowing patients to see incrementally more than they had before the treatment, according to a new report in The Lancet. Six patients in the study had one eye treated with the gene therapy in operations at the Oxford Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. After six months, the treated eye showed improved vision in...

2014-01-13 16:26:26

GENEVA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Selexis SA, a serial innovation company focused on drug discovery for lead identification and cell line development for scale-up and manufacturing of therapeutic protein drugs announced today that Opthea Pty Ltd has entered into a commercial license agreement with Selexis covering the use of the CHO-M Cell Line and related technologies for the production of OPT-302 (formerly VGX-300), an Fc fusion protein for the treatment of wet Age-Related...

2014-01-09 00:21:38

Report Examines the Impact of Digital Media on Vision Health ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show by The Vision Council finds that nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain while on digital devices - including computers, tablets and smartphones. Yet, about half of adults don't know how to or have never tried to reduce their visual discomfort. As the market experiences a surge in high technology-related...

Scientists Use Drug To Repair Rare Birth Defect
2013-12-22 17:37:52

University of British Columbia Success in mouse model is first instance of drug reversing a congenital deformity University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect. They formulated the drug Ataluren into eye drops, and found that it consistently restored normal vision in mice who had aniridia (ANN-uh-ridee- uh), a condition that severely limits...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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