Low Vision Blog

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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Macular Edema – What Is It, What Causes it and How Does it Affect Vision?

Posted on: Mar 07, 2018

Macular edema (ME) refers to the swelling or fluid accumulation under a specific area of the retina, known as the macula.  A healthy macula is needed for sharp vision and to see details in clear focus. This tiny portion of the retina is rich in photoreceptor cells called cones which are responsible for not only […]

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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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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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