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  • Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers

    08/17/2017 1:39:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Lou Tomososki was a high school teen in 1962 when his science teacher told the class about a solar eclipse that was going to take place that afternoon, NBC affiliate KGW reported. Tomososki and a friend viewed the partial eclipse outside Marshall High School in Portland. "The sun at that time, at 3:30 p.m., was in the one o’clock position," said Tomososki. "I said to Roger, 'If you stare at it long enough the brightness goes away.'" By that night, both Tomososki and Roger were having vision problems. He said the vision problems never got any worse — but they...
  • The Cirrus SF50 VisionJet is the world's most affordable private jet

    07/17/2017 5:24:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Architecture Digest via Fox News ^ | 07/17/2017 | Nick Mafi
    The private jet industry is highly competitive, one in which companies will utilize any advantage to maintain existing clients while also luring in new ones. Which makes the fact that Cirrus — a Duluth, Minn.-based aviation company — has come out with the world's most affordable private jet something that will turn heads in the industry. After roughly a decade of development, Cirrus is beginning to deliver their first batch of SF50 Vision Jets to the more than 600 customers who were the first to purchase them (the inaugural plane arrived in Switzerland around mid-May of this year). The company...
  • Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

    06/21/2017 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2017 | lauran Neergaard
    An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among seniors, gradually eroding crucial central vision. There are different forms but more than 5 million people worldwide, and a million in the U.S., have an advanced type of so-called "dry" macular degeneration that has no treatment. First patients may notice blurriness when they look straight ahead. Eventually many develop blank...
  • Optometrists Feel Threatened By Technology, So Guess What Do They Do

    06/13/2017 10:07:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 13, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the many holes in the “social contract” theory of government is that the power of the state is so often harnessed by interest groups to protect themselves against competition. Nobody ever agreed to that, but it happens all the time, inflicting losses on the consuming public. A recent instance of this is the aggressive lobbying campaign being waged by the American Optometric Association (AOA) against innovations that now make it possible for Americans to get accurate eye exams and lens prescriptions over the Internet. By using such innovations, millions of Americans who need vision correction could save substantial...
  • ‘You Don’t Need Your Eyes for Vision’

    05/26/2017 3:00:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | May 24, 2017 | Glenn Beck and Friends
    To say Isaac Lidsky has an impressive resume would be a massive understatement. A child actor from Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Lidsky graduated Harvard at 19 and then clerked for Sandra Day O’Conner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then started his own tech company which sold for $230 million. By any measure, his accomplishments have been remarkable — even without the knowledge that he’s blind. Lidsky’s lost his sight as a teenager — a curse that ultimately transformed his view on life. “Sight is this masterful illusion,” Lidsky said. “And as that illusion sort of shattered for...
  • MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: EastEnders star June Brown one of first to get miracle eye surgery

    04/09/2017 11:16:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Express ^ | 09 April 2017 5:30pm | Lucy Johnston, Exclusive
    ....The lens surgery helps readjust the nerve signals in the brain to access the remaining healthy parts of retina. The Eyemax Mono technology will be introduced to UK surgeons at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual meeting in Liverpool next month. More than 5,000 surgeons from around the world have already asked for the technology. The procedure, which can take up to five minutes but which was achieved in just 60 seconds with June, will be made available to eye surgeons across the UK and ....
  • 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
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Trump Speech in Charlotte: A Vision For Urban Renewal…

    10/27/2016 7:12:07 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 27, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech in Charlotte North Carolina highlighting a new vision for economic revitalization and American urban renewal. If you missed it, you should really watch or read it.
  • Secretary Clinton and The Special Contact Lens – Permanent Double Vision…

    09/30/2016 5:44:38 PM PDT · by BAW · 35 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-30-2016 | Sundance
    We have been waiting patiently, for over two years, for a moment, a very specific moment, when it was possible to confirm previous suspicions. Today is that day. What outlines below is clear and convincing evidence the 2012 health event of Hillary Clinton resulted in a permanent compromise to Hillary Clinton’s vision. What is outlined below is why some seemingly innocuous notations can reconcile. We’ll also explain why the Clinton team cannot reveal the reality. Back in October of 2012 the Hillary Clinton health story began around a cold, which became a flu, which became a slip and fall, which...
  • Hollande, Merkel urge clear vision for addressing Europe's weaknesses

    09/15/2016 10:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 9/15/16 | Richard Loug and Michelle Martin
    PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU's weaknesses with a plan for reforms. Britain's Brexit vote sent shockwaves through the European Unions long deemed by many voters to be overly bureaucratic and unresponsive to their concerns, while energizing the continent's anti-immigration, eurosceptic parties. "It is now about applying an agenda for Bratislava that makes clear we are determined to react together to the weaknesses, to the tasks we face," Merkel told...
  • Hillary's 'Vision' Problem

    05/31/2016 8:43:46 PM PDT · by catnipman · 21 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 5/31/2016 | Peter Roff
    Donald Trump has a vision for the future of America. Clinton doesn't, and that spells trouble come November. ... The chance New York real estate developer Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States has gone from impossible to improbable to likely in the relative blink of an eye. ... The ground she's lost thus far will be very hard for her to get back. Meanwhile, those on the right who are encouraging Trump to change his message and style are doing him no favors. Right now it's all working well enough for him as people are...
  • ‘She’s Pretty!’ Blind Son Sees Mom For First Time

    04/30/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    It was an unforgettable moment for the mother and son. Chris Ward's eye muscles never fully developed, making it impossible for him to see clearly, WDBJ reports. "It's been an inspiration to me because he's never complained about it," Marquita Hackley said about her son's condition. In the past, doctors told the 12-year-old's mother there was nothing they could do to help her son. Recently, Chris and his mother traveled to Washington, D.C. to test out a relatively new technology called eSight. Using special glasses, Chris saw his mother for the first time. "Well when I saw my mom for...
  • Google Patents Device That You Inject Into Your Eyeball

    04/30/2016 8:35:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The device, Forbes reports, is designed to help the focusing of light onto the retina, resulting in the correction of poor vision. It will contain its own storage, radio and lens and will apparently be powered wirelessly from an energy harvesting antenna. Presumably, you won't need aerials sticking out of your eyeballs. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Donald Trump Warned About Condition of Brussels Before Terrorist Attack (Churchill of Our Time)

    03/22/2016 10:59:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 245 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | March 22, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    While the big news of the day is obviously the awful terror attack in Belgium, something GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently said about the city of Brussels is resurfacing, and I have to admit, it’s a bit startling. From Right Wing News: Bomba attacks terrorized the capital of Belgium this morning, and it’s become reminder to some of the comments Trump has made about Brussels in the the recent past. Comments labelling Brussels as a jihadist “hellhole” …it is those comments that had him criticized, but look what’s happening now… Video at: http://www.youngcons.com/donald-trump-warned-about-condition-of-brussels-before-terrorist-attack/ Go to :48 of the video...
  • Eye Lenses Regenerated Using Infants' Own Stem Cells

    03/22/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 03/14/2016 | by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor
    Stem cells could help treat people with cataracts and even some who are blind by regenerating eye tissue and replacing flawed lenses, according to new experiments in children and rabbits. In order for people to see properly, both the lens of the eye and the cornea — the layer of tissue that covers the eye in front of the lens — must be transparent. Current treatments for people who have clouding in the lens or cornea involve artificial implants or donor transplants, respectively, but these surgical procedures can be risky, researchers said. In the new research, scientists performed minimally invasive...
  • Vision restored in rabbits following stem cell transplantation

    03/22/2016 10:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03/22/2016
    Date: March 9, 2016 Source: Cardiff University, Osaka University Summary: Scientists have demonstrated a method for generating several key types of eye tissue from human stem cells in a way that mirrors whole eye development. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Scientists have demonstrated a method for generating several key types of eye tissue from human stem cells in a way that mirrors whole eye development. When transplanted to an animal model of corneal blindness, these tissues are shown to repair the front of the eye and restore vision, which scientists say could pave the way for human clinical trials of anterior eye transplantation to...
  • Adult Stem Cells Cure Blindness and May Provided Excellent Treatment for Cataracts

    03/12/2016 7:15:44 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    If this human breakthrough had occurred with embryonic stem cells, the front page stories would have screamed around the world. But it was adult stem cells and so the reporting was muted. You see, the media still–after all these years–tend to judge the newsworthiness of a story based on whether a breakthrough is embryonic. The story is sensational, nonetheless. Adult stem cells have cured blindness and may provide a splendid treatment for cataracts. From the Telegraph story: Cataracts can be cured by using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow a ‘living lens’ in their eye, restoring sight in just...
  • A blind woman has regained sight following a controversial stem cell treatment

    03/01/2016 3:32:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 29 FEB 2016 | BEC CREW
    Essentially, the 'traditional route' of lab-to-animals-to-clinical-trials takes too long, Weiss says, so he figured out how to game the system and start testing his new treatment on his own terms. The catch is that stem cells aren’t classified as a drug - they’re extracted from a patient's body, go through very little processing, and are used on that same patient, so Weiss was able to bypass FDA approval to register his NIH trials. He did need approval and oversight from an ethics review panel, and got his from the International Cellular Medicine Society, an independent, pro-stem cell therapy group based...
  • Trump Winning Over Black Women, says Herman Cain

    02/12/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: "Leadership, fighter and winner." Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, says the "Trump phenomenon" is so powerful that black women are leaving the Democratic Party to support Trump, a current Republican presidential candidate. Cain might not be that far off base, at least according to political consultant Frank Luntz, who told the online Politico page recently that Trump has a good chance of winning the black vote should he win the Republican nomination. "If he were the Republican nominee, he would get the highest percentage of black...
  • Bacteria Have Ability to 'See,' Eye-Opening Study Finds

    02/10/2016 2:59:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 9 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Bacteria can see, using their entire one-celled selves as a tiny camera lens to focus light, researchers reported Tuesday. The ability goes beyond just a vague sense of where the light is, and allows the one-celled organisms to find just the right spot, the team reported in the journal eLife. "The idea that bacteria can see their world in basically the same way that we do is pretty exciting," said Conrad Mullineaux of the University of Freiburg in Germany and Queen Mary University of London.