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blindness

Regaining Sight for the Blind Requires Brain Training

September 25, 2014 - Posted by admin

Almost 400 years ago, philosopher William Molyneux, whose wife was blind, sparked debate about the ability of a blind person from birth to distinguish between a cube and a sphere by touch. Philosophical camps were divided into those who believed …

 
 
outdoors

Outdoor Activities May Impact Your Vision

September 23, 2014 - Posted by admin

 A recent study led by Dr. Louis Pasquale of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye Infirmary may provide valuable data for the correlation between sunlight and the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma. The condition, called exfoliation syndrome (XFS) …

 
 
Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery Timeline

September 18, 2014 - Posted by admin
 
 
glaucoma

Eye Drops That May Cure Glaucoma

September 17, 2014 - Posted by admin

A study published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation promises a new way to tackle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. It appears that the basis of the disease has finally been discovered. Glaucoma is a condition in …

 
 
macular

Hope for Patients with Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema

September 16, 2014 - Posted by admin

Currently, treatment of wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema requires repeated injections costing thousands of dollars. In order to minimize side effects on the rest of the body, such as a stroke, antibodies that block a protein called VEGF …

 
 
Cataracts

Cataract Surgery Reduces Falls by 78% in Recent Study

September 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

Surveying 400 Vietnamese patients (aged 50 or more) with cataracts in both eyes, a recent study conducted in May of 2014 concluded that patients who had undergone cataract surgery in one eye fell 78% less than those who had not. …

 
 
IOLs

IOLs for Cataracts Can Improve Other Vision Problems

September 9, 2014 - Posted by admin

In the days before intraocular lenses (IOLs), patients were required to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see after cataract surgery. With today’s advanced procedures, cataract surgery not only replaces your natural lenses to …

 
 
glaucoma

New Approach To Existing Procedures Offers Hope To Glaucoma Sufferers

September 4, 2014 - Posted by admin

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that as few as 10% of those with the disease receive medical attention for it. While there is no cure, treatment can help preserve sight. What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is …

 
 
Cataracts

Cataracts Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide

September 3, 2014 - Posted by admin

A recent report entitled “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States,” issued by the Prevent Blindness organization, identified cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 24 …

 
 
Vision Tech

Technology Brings Hope for Normalcy to the Visually Impaired

September 2, 2014 - Posted by admin

Predicting that more 6 million Americans over the age of 40 will be suffering from low vision or blindness by 2030, double that of 2004, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) attributes the rise to the chronic diseases …