Low Vision Blog

Enhanced Vision and VFO, with the Freedom Scientific and Optelec Brands are Joining Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

Posted on: Jan 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, ST. PETERSBURG, FL and BARENDRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – January 23, 2018 – Enhanced Vision and VFO, with its Freedom Scientific and Optelec brands, today announced the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Each company has a long history of developing innovative technology […]

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Eylea Injections at 12 week intervals

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

There are two forms of age related macular degeneration (AMD), dry and wet, with wet AMD being the less common one accounting for around 10-15% of those with this retinal condition.  A person can have dry AMD in one eye and wet AMD in the other eye. Wet AMD, also called choroidal neovascularization, causes more […]

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New Retinal Laser Scanner For Earlier Diagnosis and Better Monitoring

Posted on: Jan 02, 2018

Imaging the retina plays an important role in diagnosing and making treatment decisions for retinal eye diseases like age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR).  Seeing the deep layers of the retina like the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and capturing images for more detailed analysis are possible with this new retinal laser scanner. […]

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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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Keeping Track of Time with Self Winding, Solar or Battery Watches

Posted on: Oct 23, 2017

On a recent trip to Switzerland, we were reminded of how important timeliness is to this little country.  When a tour participant asked the tour guide to wait a few minutes for her friends to join us, the tour guide reminded her that we were in Switzerland and everything starts right on time.  That goes […]

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Keeping Track of Time with Talking, Vibrating, Braille or Large Number Watches

Posted on: Oct 09, 2017

How do you like to keep track of time?  Being able to manage your own schedule, reminders and appointments is an important way of staying independent. Did you know that there are several different ways your watch can communicate the time, provide you with an alarm, or tell you the day and date as well? […]

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Is Ophthorobotics in Your Future?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2017

Many of us have heard the term “robotics” in the medical world especially when it comes to surgical procedures.  Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery aids the physician with the use of a camera, mechanical arms and a computer console.  The robotic surgical system allows for more precision and better control often making surgery less invasive […]

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How To Be Your Own Advocate

Posted on: Sep 07, 2017

“I need your help. But please remember, there is a fine line between helping me help myself, and doing it for me, leaving me with a feeling of helplessness and dependency.  Sometimes, because everything seems so much more difficult, I just wish you would take care of it all for me.  But down deep, for […]

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