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Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people ‘read’

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to “read” and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers.The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then “reads” it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even be […]

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Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There’s just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn’t adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of such

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Tips for Healthier Eyes

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at

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Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye DiseaseGovernment-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapyNov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News)The injected drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a common diabetes-related eye disease, new research shows.Investigators say the drug beat a standard treatment, laser therapy.The findings, “provide crucial evidence for a safe and

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