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Archive for the ‘Eye Sight & Vision’ Category

Sight for All United Dispensing 600+ Pairs of Glasses to Kids – businessjournaldaily.com

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week.

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Take care of your eyes by making healthy eating choices – Western Producer

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

With the arrival of the year 2020 we are reminded that this number is often recognized as an indicator of perfect vision. It seems appropriate in the year 2020 to consider what nutrients and foods preserve and promote vision health

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Thousands of South Africans could go blind while waiting for cataract treatment – All4Women

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

An estimated 290 000 South Africans could become blind as a result of untreated cataracts, with government facilities in most provinces unable to meet the demand for eyesight-saving surgery and waiting-lists stretching well over a year The Right to Sight Trust, the philanthropic arm of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa (OSSA), has contributed over R50 million in services over the past three years to vision-restoring operations, but has now run out of funds to cover the cost of vital surgical consumables, like intraocular lens (IOL) implants that restore vision.

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Driver eyesight and myopia awareness key concerns from national vision survey – ABC News

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Updated January 23, 2020 20:22:47 One in five middle-aged Australians are finding it difficult to read road signs while driving, according to a new survey of the nation's visual health.

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The vision thing: What do cats and dogs actually see? – C-VILLE Weekly

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Centuries of domestic breeding have resulted in cats and dogs that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you have a favorite breed, theres a good chance that you like it to some degree because of the way it looks.

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Lions In Sight initiative helps those who struggle to see, hear – KHON2

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 / 08:24 PM HST / Updated: Jan 22, 2020 / 08:24 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) Lions clubs worldwidewill be performing community service projects as part of theLions In Sightinitiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions clubs play in their communities. As Spring cleaning gets underway, theHawaii Lionsare asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and hearing aids and donate them to theLions Recycle For Sightprogram

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Early detection of Glaucoma may save your sight – Brownwood Bulletin

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and Brownwood Regional Medical Center along with local Ophthalmologists, Dr.

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Libby Clegg health: Dancing On Ice star is registered blind – what is her condition? – Express

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Libby Clegg, 29, has represented both Scotland and Great Britain at international sporting events. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and won gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Clearly up for any challenge, the sprinter is now competing in ITVs Dancing On Ice.

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DVLA shock: Your driving licence could be revoked for driving with this condition – Express

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Driving with poor eyesight could be a danger to other road users and data from the DVLA shows thousands lose their licence due to eye-related problems. The DVLA data, requested by car insurance prover DirectLine, found 19,644 motorists had their licence revoked between January 2017 and September 2019 for inadequate eyesight

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Six out of 10 Swedish 70-year-olds could improve vision by getting new spectacles – AOP

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Researchers have found that the majority of Swedish 70-year-olds could boost their vision either by getting glasses or changing the prescription of their spectacles. The study, which was published in Acta Ophthalmologica, reported on findings from a survey of 1200 Gothenburg residents.

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Now you see it: Test spots risk of eye disease before vision is lost – The Age

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

For the around 300,000 people in Australia who have glaucoma, about half dont even know they have it, Professor MacGregor said.

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Words of wisdom, for the digital junkies – The Tribune

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

All things digital rule, and most people these days are glued to a screen for several hours a day, slowly eroding away their precious eyesight. Whether at home, at the office, or even while travelling, it is almost hard to imagine life without mobile screens, computer screens and the television! For corporate professionals, both their professional and social life often involves staring intently at a screen. For these reasons, a lot of computer users today are developing digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome and experience symptoms such as eye strain, headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision, says Dr

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Gene Therapy Recovers Vision in Mice Models of MS, Uncovers How… – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Early research in animal models and human samples reveals how loss of communication between nerve cells contributes to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), and shows how gene therapy could be used to preserve such connections and protect againstvision loss.

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Gene Therapy Protects Eyesight in Models of Multiple Sclerosis – Technology Networks

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how this contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper, published in Immunity, also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits and protect against vision loss in the disease

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Early Detection And Prevention Of Blindness Associated With Glaucoma – TheHealthMania

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Glaucoma is a serious and lifetime eye disease that can cause permanent vision loss if not controlled before time. The Australian researchers have studied 107 genes that are involved in increasing the risk of eye disease glaucoma and identified a genetic test for those who are at the risk of getting blind.

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Hope in sight for locals as cases of punishing eye disease reduce – Standard Digital

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Dr Ezekiel Tallam with patients who have undergone surgery to treat trachoma, on January 14. [Mercy Kahenda, Standard]For a 70-year-old with impaired vision and no one to help him back up when he stumbles, life can be a punishment.

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Mayo woman raising funds for niece, 4, who is losing her sight from three different eye conditions – Extra.ie

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

A Mayo woman is raising funds for her niece who is losing her sight from three different eye conditions. Magdalena Krawiec, originally from Poland, wants to help her goddaughter Zuzia Krawiec to get the best care possible. Zuzia, four, was born with an eye disease called congenital nystagmus, which can be caused with the eye itself or by a problem with the visual pathway from the eye to the brain

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Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen – TechCrunch

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye, is a medical condition that adversely affects the eyesight of millions, but if caught early can be cured altogether unfortunately this usually means months of wearing an eye patch. NovaSight claims successful treatment with nothing more than an hour a day in front of its special display.

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UPMC, Pitt test out wireless eyeball implant in hopes of restoring lost sight – TribLIVE

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

A surgeon at UPMC Mercy hospital implanted a wireless chip designed to act like a small, artificial retina in the eye of an Ohio woman last week in the first trial of the technology in the United States. The treatment could offer a novel way to restore the sight of people around the world at risk of going permanently blind, according to UPMC.

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With restored sight, Banner the falcon learns to navigate – Thehour.com

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

DEERING, N.H. (AP) These days, when Nancy Cowan greets her famous falcon named Banner, she offers a bow and utters a little chup as a hello

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