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Latest Vision loss Stories

2014-02-14 23:03:23

New national partnership to increase education and outreach on topics of macular degeneration, latest research, prevention, treatment, as well as low vision technology and adaptive aids to improve quality of life. Vista, CA, Conshohocken, PA, (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

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...

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...

2013-11-19 16:54:03

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the leading causes of sudden and irreversible loss of vision in older adults. In a prospective randomized trial of 60 patients with NAION, investigators have shown that the addition of the corticosteroid fluocortolone (FC) to standard therapy significantly improves both short- and long-term visual acuity, especially when given soon after the onset of...

2013-10-29 12:28:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 21.2 million Americans report trouble seeing, and that number is on the rise. For adults experiencing vision loss for the first time, the diagnosis can feel overwhelming and stressful. With this in mind, VisionAware created its new Getting Started kit. VisionAware is a free online resource for the millions of people who have difficulty seeing, offering dynamic social networking and customized guidance with rich content and practical...

2013-10-10 08:29:47

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - About 285 million people worldwide are living with vision loss. However, 80 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable - but we need the support of committed decision makers. Today is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness to focus international attention on vision loss. Vision 2020 would like to mark the day by calling on governments to develop comprehensive strategies to reduce avoidable vision loss across the globe. "The...

2013-10-10 08:29:23

OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness. Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment.(1,2) World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is led by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) under the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. Worldwide 65% of all people who are...

2013-10-09 23:01:53

US optometrist group IALVS joins WHO and other international agencies on World Sight Day October 10, 2013 to focus attention on vision impairment and blindness. Corona, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Universal Eye Health is the theme for World Sight Day 2013 and this year’s call to action is simple: get your eyes tested. It’s a mantra that has long been adopted by the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), a group of United States optometrists who provide...

2013-10-01 08:30:44

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sight is one of the most valued of the five senses, but good vision doesn't necessarily indicate good eye health. That's why VISTAKON(®) Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI) has launched a worldwide campaign asking people to "Take the #EyePledge" and promise to get their eyes tested in honor of World Sight Day, October 10. The #EyePledge campaign supports a global call-to-action to "Get Your Eyes Tested" by the...