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Eyra Is Developing A Computer Vision Device Called "Horus"
A new device called the Horus is helping many visually impaired people walk across even the busiest streets with ease. This device can be worn around a person's head, and it has the uncanny ability to instantly recognize signs, objects, and even other people's faces. It recognizes all these... Read more
Femtosecond Lasers and Robots Increasingly Being Used By Eye Surgeons
Eye surgery has always been one of the most difficult procedures for surgeons to perform. It shouldn't be too hard for a layman to see why eye surgery requires such a high degree of skill. Just one small surgical mistake in the eye could potentially blind a patient for life. To avoid human error,... Read more
Innovations In Smart Contact Lens Market Driven By High Glaucoma and Diabetes Rates
New so-called "smart contact lenses" are now being developed to help the growing number of glaucoma and diabetes patients.
Israeli Researchers Test Injection For Dry AMD
If you or a loved one is suffering from the common eye condition known as dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), scientists may have found a cure. Although this new therapy is still in the beginning phases, it shows great promise to help those struggling with this disease.
Italian Researchers Prove The Brain Can Re-Learn How To See After Years of Blindness
New research suggests that the human brain has the potential to learn how to see again even after a person is diagnosed with clinical blindness. The latest study into this fascinating topic was conducted by researchers at Italy's prestigious
Los Angeles Doctors Are Developing The World's First Bionic Eye
Surgeons in Los Angeles have successfully implanted a visual simulator chip into the brain of a 30-year-old blind patient. This patient, who wished to remain anonymous, has been blind for seven years. After the chip was implanted in her brain, however, she told reporters that she could see... Read more
Kenya Reports Record Number Of Blind and Visually Impaired
The eastern African country of Kenya is reporting a dramatic increase in cases of blindness. According to the latest statistics, there are 224,000 Kenyans estimated to be... Read more
New Research Looks Into Why Marijuana Improves Night Vision
A few remarkable articles have recently been published linking the consumption of marijuana with increased night vision. Fishermen around the world have been telling the medical establishment for years that marijuana helps them navigate their boats at night, but only recently have scientists been... Read more
Oregon State Researchers Device Nanostructured Glucose Sensing Contacts
Nanotechnology experts have become increasingly interested in developing new nanomaterials to help diabetic patients keep track of their blood sugar levels. Most recently, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have successfully put a glucose sensor into a pair of contact lenses. Although... Read more
Pennsylvania's Center for Vision Loss Hosts "A Taste of the Shadows" Blindfolded Dinner
The Center for Vision Loss recently held their annual A Taste of Shadows event at the Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Attendees at this event all had to wear blindfolds with... Read more
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