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  • The spectacular power of Big Lens

    05/16/2018 9:35:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 10, 2018 | Sam Knight
    If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. Worrying about the fraying edge of motorway lights at night, or words that slide on the page, and occasionally spending a fortune at the opticians is, for many of us, enough to think about. And spectacles are unusual things. It is hard to think of another object in our society which is both a medical device that you don’t want and a fashion accessory which you do....
  • World's first bionic eye to give millions the chance of seeing again <tr>

    10/31/2016 3:54:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    Scientists are on the brink of restoring sight to the blind by sending moving images directly to the brain. In a world-first, surgeons have implanted a visual stimulator chip in the brain of a 30-year-old woman. The patient, who has been totally blind for seven years, saw coloured flashes, lines and spots when signals were sent to her brain from a computer. Her doctors are now planning to send footage from a tiny video camera to the brain, which could provide the world’s first bionic eye and restore sight to millions. The technology bypasses the eyes, meaning it has the...
  • I'm intrigued

    06/09/2015 3:43:49 AM PDT · by knarf · 34 replies
    e-mail ^ | June 9, 2015 | knarf
    Yesterday, at a neighbor's house, his 4th grade daughter read something very well and I asked her what grade she was in and complimented her on her reading .....
  • Contact Lenses

    12/17/2014 5:24:38 PM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 19 replies
    Today | Me
    Just curious where other freepers get their contact lenses online? My tow kids are now both sporting contacts and I am looking for reputable sites that will deliver to my home for the best price. Can anyone lend their experience?
  • Reading is Easy (Illiteracy is hard)

    01/09/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by arthurus · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 January 201 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    ...endless shock waves of intellectual disorientation. Here is jargon concocted by our elite experts during this long national nightmare: psycholinguistics, miscue analysis, reading strategies, comprehension strategies, whole word, guessing, picture reading, whole language, sight words, balanced literacy, reading readiness, word walls, active learning practices, closed instructional activities, high-frequency words, thinking and learning about print, invented spelling, reading recovery, emergent literacy, creative curriculum approach, functional systemic linguistic theory, rich literacy activities, authoring cycle, capability beliefs, post-reading, lifelong reader, cognitive flexibility theory, independent reading, kid watching. The drift of all this malarkey is that reading is a very difficult thing to do.
  • There's No End in Sight to Minn. Foreclosure Mess

    01/21/2011 10:22:26 AM PST · by Son House · 19 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune ^ | January 20, 2011 | JENNIFER BJORHUS and JIM BUCHTA
    More than 70,000 Minnesota homeowners were behind on their mortgages and received pre-foreclosure notices last year, a warning that the housing market still faces serious hurdles in 2011. About 71,665 struggling homeowners got the notices in 2010, up 8 percent from 2009, according to the Minnesota Home Ownership Center, which released the numbers Thursday. The number of notices rose 3 percent in the Twin Cities metro area, but 15 percent elsewhere in Minnesota. The numbers suggest that despite glimmers of hope in the job market, the state could see more people lose homes this year than they did last year,...
  • Troops fund Iraqi baby's gift of sight

    12/12/2009 6:08:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 793+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Spc. Ruth McClary, USA
    First Lt. Jason Hickman, of Greenville, W.Va., proudly holds Noor Hassam Oudah during a celebration in her honor, Dec. 9. The one-year-old, known as "Baby Nourah," was born blind with congenital cataracts. Hickman spearheaded a campaign, raising over $5,000 for her surgery through donations from Soldiers of the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and their families and friends. Baby Nourah received surgery through the Khalidi Medical Center in Amman, Jordan, Nov. 15, three days after her first birthday. Photo by Spc. Ruth McClary, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — One-year-old Noor Hassam Oudah, known as...
  • Health Care And The 5 Senses

    11/13/2009 8:28:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 148+ views ^ | 11/13/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Medical Columnist Mark Roberts look at our five senses, how they work and their importance...."What's that smell?"
  • Blind Woman Regains Site When Doctors Implant Tooth in Her Eye

    09/16/2009 6:30:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,244+ views
    WTVJ-TV ^ | Sept. 16, 2009
    "They're going to put it where?"
  • Adult Stem cell patch restores vision

    04/18/2007 4:39:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 2,166+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/18/07 | LifeSiteNews
    MELBOURNE, April 18, 2007 ( - A man's vision has been restored by a corneal patch grown from adult stem cells by a team at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery (BOBIM). The patch, which replicates the cornea, was cultivated from a single stem cell from a donor eye and was transplanted to the surface of the man's eyes. The research team was led by Dr Mark Daniell (CERA) and Dr Erik Thompson (BOBIM). The process, known as a limbal stem cell transplant, is thought to be the first...
  • Bright Lights, Not-So-Big Pupils

    01/01/2009 12:24:34 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Phys Org ^ | December 31st, 2008
    A team of Johns Hopkins neuroscientists has worked out how some newly discovered light sensors in the eye detect light and communicate with the brain. The report appears online this week in Nature. These light sensors are a small number of nerve cells in the retina that contain melanopsin molecules. Unlike conventional light-sensing cells in the retina—rods and cones—melanopsin-containing cells are not used for seeing images; instead, they monitor light levels to adjust the body's clock and control constriction of the pupils in the eye, among other functions.
  • Researchers' vision: restoring sight through artificial retinas

    12/31/2008 11:05:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 4 replies · 361+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 29, 2008 | Robert S. Boyd
    WASHINGTON — Scientists are testing artificial retinas that they hope can restore partial sight to people who've lost their vision to the most common causes of blindness.
  • Reliance Life readies stem cell therapies

    07/01/2008 6:54:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 144+ views
    live mint ^ | 07.01.08
    Mumbai: Seven years after its inception amid much fanfare, Reliance Life Sciences, or RLS, is finally rolling out stem cell-based therapies in India, beginning with a treatment that can restore or improve vision. “This is the first commercial stem cell treatment in ophthalmology in the country,” said K.V. Subramaniam, CEO and president, RLS, part of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance group. The company, which has invested around Rs1,000 crore in the business, has lined up other stem cell therapies for cardiac infarction, diabetic ulcer, and stable vitiligo or leukoderma (a skin disease), among others, to be offered in clinics in the...
  • Stem cell transplants cure blindness; Lifestyle can activate healthy gene activity

    06/29/2008 4:58:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 226+ views
    iZumi Bio has agreed to license some patents from the J. David Gladstone Institutes as they begin to work together on new adult stem cell technology involved in devising cardiovascular therapies. ReportStem cell transplants were used to restore the sight of six blind patients at a London hospital. StorySome 2,500 delegates attended the recent International Society for Stem Cell Research in Philadelphia. And insiders say that the development of induced pluripotent stem cells has clearly energized the entire field. ReleaseIn a new study regarding age-related diseases, researchers identified two key regulatory pathways that control how well adult stem cells...
  • Therapy in China gives blind Ark. girl some sight

    06/14/2008 7:46:06 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 34 replies · 175+ views
    The Cabin ^ | JOANNE BRATTON
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — When 9-year-old Kacie Sallee saw her father's face more clearly for the first time in her life, she had a question. "She said, 'Is that what he looks like?'" said her mother, Marinda Sallee. Kacie, who is blind, returned last week from China, where she received umbilical-cord stem cell treatment in hopes of improving her eyesight. The nearly four-week trip and medical treatment was paid through $60,000 in local donations. Kacie was born with septo-optic dysplasia, an underdevelopment of the optic nerve and pituitary gland. She could see bright colors out of her right eye but...
  • Pfizer to invest in adult stem-cell treatment for eyes

    06/27/2008 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 260+ views
    cna ^ | 06.25.08
    The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that it is funding a new adult stem-cell treatment that could treat diabetes-induced retinal damage, a leading cause of blindness. Forbes Magazine says that Pfizer is funding the creation of a San Diego biotech company named EyeCyte to develop stem-cell treatments for eye diseases. The company will base its work upon Scripps Research Institute ophthalmologist Martin Friedlander’s research involving stem-cells from blood and bone marrow. EyeCyte will receive about $3 million from Pfizer, which in return has the right of first refusal regarding the new company’s products. In animal experiments, adult stem-cells have shown...
  • Phila. researchers bring sight to blind

    04/27/2008 4:40:53 PM PDT · by NittanyLion · 4 replies · 112+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 27, 2008 | Tom Avril
    The patient was blind. Maguire's hair-thin needle traveled through the "white" of his eye, all the way back to his badly scarred retina, where it would deliver billions of genetically modified viruses. Each virus carried a single gene: the recipe to produce a crucial enzyme that his eye was unable to make on its own. Within weeks, beyond what anyone had predicted, the experiment worked. The young man and two other patients began to regain some vision. The results, reported online today by the New England Journal of Medicine, represent a dramatic advance in the field known as gene therapy,...
  • Hurler regains sight after 'miracle' diet supplement (macular degeneration)

    02/13/2008 10:59:53 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 64 replies · 1,055+ views
    Former Cork club hurler Jimmy Aherne wept when he was told he would be blind within three years. The father-of-four -- who is a second cousin to hurling legend Christy Ring -- was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The condition is cruel, as it has traditionally been untreatable. For decades, thousands of pensioners who lost their sight were simply told they had "old people's blindness" and that nothing could be done for them. But today, almost 12 months after that shocking diagnosis, the deterioration in Jimmy's eyesight has been halted and his good eye has improved to the point...
  • Bone marrow stem cells differentiated, produced keratocan in mouse study

    05/23/2007 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 155+ views
    OSN ^ | 05.23.07
    Stem cells derived from bone marrow and intrastromally injected into the corneas of mice can differentiate into keratocan-producing cells, according to an experimental study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati. Winston Whei-Yang Kao, PhD, and colleagues investigated whether bone marrow stem cells could differentiate into cells that expressed keratocan, a characteristic of corneal keratocytes. The study involved Kera-/- mice. Hongshan Liu, PhD, a research scientist in the university's ophthalmology department, presented their findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting. The researchers found that, after 1 week, the abnormal corneas of animals injected with the stem...
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cells May Cure Eye Disease

    05/10/2007 6:04:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Cincinnati - Adult bone marrow stem cells may help cure certain genetic eye diseases, according to UC researchers. Scientists have completed a study using mice which showed that bone marrow stem cells can switch roles and produce keratocan, a natural protein involved in the growth of the cornea—the transparent, outer layer of the eyeball. This ability of marrow cells to “differentiate” into keratocan-producing cells might provide a means for treating abnormal corneal cell growth in people. Winston Whei-Yang Kao, PhD, professor of ophthalmology, and Hongshan Liu, PhD, research scientist in the department of ophthalmology, will present their findings at the...