Glaucoma is a silent stealer of sight. It’s the second leading cause of blindness, but currently there is no known cure for the disease. However, scientists have developed new contact lenses containing a nanodiamond medicine gel to deliver glaucoma drugs to the eye and stop vision loss. View full article »
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Vision loss can occur at any age. While the causes of vision impairment are numerous, medical professionals worldwide actively are investigating the risks and possible solutions. Recently, researchers in Australia discovered that individuals with cataract-related vision loss who have cataract surgery experience improved sight and lowered mortality risk. View full article »
Many American adults suffer from hearing impairment or vision loss, especially as they grow older. But new research indicates that those with a sensory loss of both their hearing and vision may be at increased risk for death, as compared to people who suffer an impairment of just one of these senses. View full article »
Recognizing March as National Save Your Vision Month
Kids live in a visual world. Nearly 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is visual, and kids need more than 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, playing sports and everyday situations.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see. View full article »
People suffering from blindness around the world depended upon braille to read and write. Originally created by Louis Braille in 1824, this universal “language” was an ingenious development: it incorporates patterns of raised dots to assist blind people in communicating with others.
Now scientists have taken braille to a new level with the development of an ocular neuroprosthetic device that is implanted in the blind person’s eye and projects braille patterns into the retina. View full article »