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Blindness

Regaining Sight for the Blind Requires Brain Training

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 that certain qualities, such as the roundness of a sphere, were innate and shared among […]

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By |September 25th, 2014|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Cataracts Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide

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 million Americans age 40 and older.

Estimated to cost $10.7 billion, it is second only to […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 3rd, 2014|Cataract surgery, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Vision Technology: The FDA Approves The First Bionic Eye

The FDA recently “okayed” use of the first ever bionic eye to treat blindness.
Often times, when we hear terms like “robotic” or “bionic” when it comes to medical technology, we think back to the sci-fi shows we used to watch as kids. Amazing, state-of-the-art devices and creations that may one day be used to improve […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |February 19th, 2013|Current Affairs, Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

This year as you begin to make changes to live a happy, healthier life in 2009, resolve to have a glaucoma eye examination. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it.

Glaucoma is a condition in […]

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By |January 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments