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2013-06-07 23:19:05

As Congress has designated 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Vision” to acknowledge the very real public health need and challenge of vision loss, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind supports vision research. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 The Need Congress has designated 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Vision” to acknowledge the very real public health need and challenge of vision loss. (H. Res. 366 and S. Res. 209) Over 78 million Baby Boomers will be turning...

2013-05-30 23:00:55

Alex Brown and Erin Gillen join Kim Power Stilson on the TalkWorthy Radio Show to talk about the Utah Vision Walk. Blinding retinal degenerative diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome affect more than 10 million Americans, but the Foundation Fighting Blindness is funding cutting-edge studies toward preventions, treatments and cures. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Alex Brown and Erin Gillen, spokespersons for the 5th Annual Utah 5K VisionWalk on...

2013-04-13 23:03:04

Juanita McNeil releases inspirational guide to a pain-free life Richland, WA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 From suffering abuse as a child to currently battling blindness, Juanita McNeil has overcome many challenges in her life. Though these hardships might keep many people down, they make McNeil strive to find the positives in life. At the age of 46, McNeil is currently attending school for her blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa. Upon graduation from the Department for the Blind, she has...

New Artificial Retina Partially Restores Sight
2013-02-15 10:56:46

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an artificial retina that is the first device of its kind to treat a form of progressive blindness that begins in young adulthood. The device will not completely restore vision, but it does allow the wearer to detect differences in light patterns and some shapes from their environment. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, developed by Second Sight Medical...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.