OCT imaging with AI screening improves retinal diagnosis

System from Optovue and Ping An Technology has now completed a clinical trial. Deep learning: spotting retinal lesionsA screening system said to be the first integration of OCT retinal imaging and artificial intelligence-based image processing for detection of retinal...

Low-Vision resources for library users

Local readers who have low vision can utilize a number of library resources that will provide a satisfying reading experience. Whether you’re interested in audiobooks or large-print items, physical or digital materials, Roseburg Public Library can help connect you...

Mobile apps give the blind and visually impaired a new sense of freedom

App accessibility isn’t just about a facelift. It’s the use of tech like AI and voice recognition to really make apps work for everyone. by: SHELBY BROWN Ask anyone who was around before smartphones, and they'll tell you life was different. But for Nutsiri "Earth"...

‘EYE IN A DISH’ GIVES INSIGHT INTO THE GENETICS OF AMD

Researchers have identified genetic variants of age-related macular degeneration using stem cells derived from six people by Selina Powell Researchers from the University of California have used an ‘eye in a dish’ model to study the genetics of age-related macular...

Seven tips for better vision during Healthy Eyes Month

Regular eye exams are important, and can help diagnose other diseases By Judith Whitehead – Contributing Writer May is dedicated to practicing ways in keeping our eyes in good health. Here are several ways prevention can help preserve our precious eyesight: 1. Regular...

Eating green leafy vegetables might lower cataract development

By Other News AMES, Iowa — Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in the antioxidant lutein, which has been claimed to help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and Iowa state...

Health & Science As people age, regular eye exams are important

By Consumer Reports When was your last eye exam? About 1 in 5 Americans ages 50 to 80 hasn’t had one in the past two years, according to a recent University of Michigan poll. That may not be often enough. People 65 and older should have an eye exam at least every...

Developments in stem cell therapy mean doctors are on the cusp of curing blindness

Scientists have successfully restored the vision of two UK patients with age-related macular degeneration By: Tom Bawden A cure for the most common cause of blindness could be available on the NHS within five years – thanks to a groundbreaking new kind of medicine...

Pineapple: Proven Health Benefits, Calories, Juice Benefits

By Jenny Hills, Nutritionist and Medical Writer Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit that is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy nutrients. People have used pineapples for their anti-inflammatory properties, benefits to digestion, and to boost the immune...

A Potential New Way to Treat Some of the Most Common Blinding Diseases

Inhibition of atypical kinase C may help manage macular edema and vision loss associated with eye diseases Many eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the retina. These leaky vessels in...
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