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Lutein for Eye Health

Posted on: Nov 05, 2018

Lutein is a powerful antioxidant with its name derived from the Latin word luteus which means yellow.  It is the yellow pigment found in foods like carrots, squash, corn, spinach and kale.  Oxidation and free radical damage contribute to many degenerative diseases including macular degeneration and cataracts.  The benefits of lutein are not limited to […]

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Macular Edema – Monitoring and Managing Treatment

Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

Macular edema (ME) is the swelling of the macula, a tiny spot in the retina critical for clear vision. When ME is left untreated visual symptoms can become worse and permanent damage to the retina can occur.   Monitoring for Macular Edema Knowing and recognizing the signs and symptoms of ME is important so that […]

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Strengthen Your Immune System by Reducing Your Toxin Exposure

Posted on: Feb 27, 2018

Everyday our bodies are exposed to toxins through our food, our water, our air and our personal care products. Did you know that ”When toxins build up over time and overload the body, they gradually undermine your health and cause disease?” writes author, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. of The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in […]

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Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted on: Nov 21, 2017

Wet & Dry AMD, or Stargardt’s Disease have reached new levels of independence as a result of VRT and O&M instruction. So you may be wondering what VRT and O&M services are… Who are they for? What are the benefits? Here is a brief rundown. Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a holistic therapeutic approach for […]

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New Retinal Implant Study for Dry AMD

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

Although Pixium Vision is a Paris-based company, the initial conception of  PRIMA (Photovoltaic Retinal Implant) was developed at Stanford University.  The company began in 2011 with a team of specialists ranging from retinal surgery, to neurophysics, to electrophysiology.   This team of multidisciplinary specialists developed the Bionic Vision Restoration System (VRS) which consists of 4 components: […]

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Visual Cortex Implant Study

Posted on: Nov 10, 2017

The developers of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc, have set their sites onto a whole new set of visually impaired people – those who are completely blind.   Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, tumors or trauma can lead to complete blindness resulting from damage to photoreceptor cells, the optic nerve, or layers […]

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Are You Missing Meso-Zeaxanthin?

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015

Are you missing meso-zeaxanthin?  While most people are aware of the macula, a tiny area in the center of the retina, less people are aware of what is called the macular pigment (MP).  It is actually the accumulation of three carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin that make up the yellow pigmented area in the macula […]

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Better treatment for low vision diseases

Posted on: Jul 02, 2015

Better treatment for low vision diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration will be made possible through extensive research funded by grants awarded to Elizabeth Vargas, assistant professor of biological engineering at Utah State University. Her team will be developing models of retinal disease, leading to a better understanding of how low vision begins and how […]

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Travel For Visually Impaired Commuters

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015

Romania’s public transit system gets a massive upgrade, providing safer travel for visually impaired commuters. Five hundred high-tech Bluetooth beacons have been installed in buses throughout the city of Bucharest. Passengers will now receive notifications on their phone when an approaching bus is close. There’s also options to be alerted when more than one bus […]

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The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015

The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia, established by Debbie McDonald in 2011. As a community advocate for the visually impaired, Debbie started this group to provide a support system for those suffering with low vision in southwest Georgia. She encourages the support of family and friends, which she believes partly explains […]

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