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More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

... /PRNewswire/ -- VSP(R) Vision Care and Prevent blindness America announced today the results of their ... and Safety Month in August, VSP and Prevent blindness America hope to educate parents and caregivers on ... children's eye health a priority. Prevent blindness America recommends all children have their vision ...

Lots of Schoolkids Squint to See Chalkboard

... according to the survey, conducted by Prevent blindness America and VSP Vision Care. Eye problems among ... vision checked regularly, according to Prevent blindness America. Unfortunately, more than 66 percent of ... Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent blindness America, said in a news release from the ...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

... (CDC) reports that at least half of all blindness can be prevented through timely diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, the CDC together with Prevent blindness America (PBA) report that the annual economic ... addition, the CDC reports that the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment increases rapidly with age ...

New Reduced Subscription Rate to Leading International Journal on Blindness and Low Vision

... -- The Journal of Visual Impairment & blindness (JVIB) , the premier journal of record on blindness and visual impairment from AFB Press, is now ... . The Journal of Visual Impairment & blindness (JVIB) is the premier international, ...

NGOs Unite to Bring Awareness to Inequities in Eye Care for Women

... Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global blindness Prevention," at the National Press Club in ... "Globally, women bear a greater burden of blindness than men," said Victoria Sheffield, President, ... problem, they're the solution." Gender and blindness Of the 45 million bilaterally blind in the ...

Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050

... But newer treatments could reduce related blindness by almost 35%, study suggests,,,, ... we project there will be 1.57 million cases of blindness [caused by AMD] with no treatment. But, with ... therapy and anti-VEGF, visual impairment and blindness from AMD would decrease by 16.9 percent, and the ...

Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions

... recognized as the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults ages 20-74. The research also ... more than 90 percent of severe vision loss and blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy can be prevented ... More than 90 percent of severe vision loss and blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy can be ...

Welsh 'Self-Test' to Help Cure Glaucoma on World Glaucoma Day

... groups where the severe threat of new total blindness from chronic Glaucoma can run as high as 80,000 ... to a point of no return. This total incurable blindness in African Americans doesn't have to happen and ... Dr. Welsh (305-661-4363) to help stop preventable blindness from earlier treatable Glaucoma. To help ...

USAID Blindness Program Assists One Million Children in 23 Countries

... for International Development (USAID) Child blindness Program assisted over one million people through ... USAID has supported programs to reduce childhood blindness since 1991. This year, 31 projects reached over ... access to hospital services through USAID's Child blindness Program. With high-quality surgical and ...

ORBIS and FedEx Launch Sight-Saving Programs to Combat Avoidable Blindness in Latin America & the Caribbean

... abilities to manage and treat cases of avoidable blindness and/or vision loss (both clinically and ... for doctors to better treat prevalent causes of blindness in their respective countries and in neighboring ... people, while bringing awareness of avoidable blindness to many more," said Dr. Hunter Cherwek, ORBIS ...

World Glaucoma Day Set For March 12, 2009

... an effort to combat one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, the World Glaucoma Association and the ... . Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the leading cause in ... About four times more likely to cause blindness Fifteen times more likely to ...

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Dedicates 'Gift of Sight' Statue in Recognition of Lions' Blindness Prevention Efforts

... $203 million to continue to fight preventable blindness Tuesday, January 27, 1:15-1:45 p.m., 300 W. ... collaborative efforts to combat preventable blindness and is a gift to Lions from The Carter Center. ... gather to discuss positive youth development and blindness prevention. A Lions club member, President Carter ...

Former President Jimmy Carter Dedicates 'Gift of Sight' Statue at Lions Club International Headquarters in Recognition of Lions' Blindness Prevention Efforts

... additional $203 million to fight preventable blindness OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 22 ... President Albert Brandel; experts in the blindness prevention field. What: Dedication of the ... efforts to collaboratively combat preventable blindness and announcement of $203 million in funding to ...

Seva Foundation Recognizes Paul Courtright and Susan Lewallen for Their Commitment to Blindness Prevention

... in Tanzania to be honored with 2008 International blindness Prevention Award BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 5 ... leaders in the fight against preventable blindness around the world -- Dr. Paul Courtright and Dr. ... awarded them the prestigious 2008 International blindness Prevention Award, which will be presented ...

The Champalimaud Foundation Invites Nominations and Applications for Its 2009 Vision Award

... invites all institutions working to combat blindness in the field to apply for the Antonio ... towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment. The prestigious Award, ... can hope for a cure, and, for millions of others, blindness from disease can be prevented. We look forward to ...

Researchers create first model for retina receptors

... to the brain. When the receptors aren't working, blindness occurs. To learn more about how ... hope to find ways to significantly delay blindness or prevent it, especially in patients with ... diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in ...

Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

... Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Prevent blindness America, a volunteer eye health and safety ... said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent blindness America. "But all it takes is one split-second ... damage your vision for a lifetime." Prevent blindness America recommends that every household purchase ...

Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem

... people with a rare, incurable form of hereditary blindness regained some sight after receiving experimental ... States and is one of several incurable forms of blindness collectively known as retinitis pigmentosa, which ... Americans. More information The Prevent blindness America has more about retinitis pigmentosa . ...

Safety study indicates gene therapy for blindness improves vision

... of Florida to treat a rare, incurable form of blindness have regained some of their vision, according to ... from 21 to 24 years old with a type of hereditary blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis type 2 ... States and is one of several incurable forms of blindness collectively known as retinitis pigmentosa, which ...

Hyperactive immune resistance brings blindness in old age

... degeneration (AMD) is the commonest cause of blindness in the western industrialised nations. Hereditary ... first time, demonstrated that in cases of senile blindness the patients immune resistance is hyperactive ... in the blood. "These results infer that senile blindness may arise from a permanent state of inflammation ...

Prevent Blindness America Invites Consumers to 'See America' Through Nationwide Contest

... Care CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevent blindness America today announced the nationwide launch of ... national non-profit group dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight will award the grand prize ... eye exams. "For more than 100 years, Prevent blindness America has championed the importance of regular ...

Age-Related Eye Disease on the Increase

... report shows. The study, from the Prevent blindness America and the government-backed National Eye ... D. Garrett, senior vice president of Prevent blindness America, said in a prepared statement. "It's ... Garrett said. More information Prevent blindness America has more about eye disease . ...

Eye Disease Continuing to Increase Among Americans

... according to the latest research from Prevent blindness America and the National Eye Institute, that ... know it. -- Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world and 22.3 million American ... D. Garrett, senior vice president of Prevent blindness America. "Our challenge continues to ...

New Welsh 'Self-Test' to Cure Glaucoma, the Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness

... groups where the severe threat of new total blindness from chronic Glaucoma can run as high as 80,000 ... to a point of no return. This total incurable blindness in Blacks doesn't have to happen and it won't ... Dr. Welsh (305-661-4363) to help stop preventable blindness from earlier treatable Glaucoma or call Bud Grant ...

California Eye Surgeons Journey to Vietnam to Perform Sight-Saving Surgery

... in eye care and possess scant resources for blindness prevention and treatment. "Too many children ... services to support the organization's blindness initiatives around the world. ORBIS in ... to develop long-term national plans to promote blindness prevention, expand availability of ...

ORBIS International's Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Myanmar

... to educate the public on eye health and blindness prevention. "There is a real thirst for ... routinely used in affluent nations. Cause of blindness in Myanmar An estimated 252,000 people are ... prevalence of blindness. The main causes of blindness in Myanmar are cataract (63%), glaucoma (16%) ...

Don't Lose Sight of Vision Care, Group Urges

... age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Prevent blindness America has declared February Age-Related Macular ... D. Garrett, senior vice president of Prevent blindness America and AMD Alliance International board ... help people learn more about the disease, Prevent blindness America offers a free educational online resource ...

Dr. Welsh 'Self-Test' Diagnoses Glaucoma, the Leading Cause of Preventable- Blindness

... to a point of no return. This total incurable blindness in Blacks doesn't have to happen and it won't ... groups where the severe threat of new total blindness from chronic Glaucoma can run as high as 80,000 ... to help stop preventable blindness from earlier treatable Glaucoma or call Bud Grant ...

Make Safe Toys Your Holiday Priority

... Bradley, safety program manager for Prevent blindness America. "Just because something's new to the ... how to use them," Bradley said. Prevent blindness America offers these other suggestions: ... Bradley, safety program manager, Prevent blindness America, Chicago; U.S. Consumer Product Safety ...

Eye on Safety Makes Halloween Less Scary

... and adults, according to experts at Prevent blindness America, a nonprofit organization based in ... out at night without proper lighting." Prevent blindness America offers the following tips: Never wear ... SOURCE: Prevent blindness America, news release, October 2007 ...

World Health Organization thanks CBM For their outstanding work

... global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight" on the eve of ... 11th October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment for Children. "Early ... the International Agency for the Prevention of blindness (IAPB). We are working together to eliminate ...

UI licensee Optherion secures $37 million in financing

... diseases." AMD is the most frequent cause of blindness in developed countries, affecting more than 50 ... patients with "dry" AMD -- the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60 in the developed world -- ... medical need, with a primary focus on preventing blindness among those with dry AMD." Foster is the former ...

ORBIS and Alcon Team Up to Provide Eye Care Education to School Students

... lesson plan for teachers about eye care and blindness prevention. "Our eyes are the second most ... and professionally, what vision impairment and blindness can mean to an individual, a family member or ... the group's purpose is to eliminate needless blindness worldwide by the year 2020. For more information ...

NIH awards Phylonix phase II SBIR to develop zebrafish models for eye diseases

... retinopathy and AMD, the two leading causes of blindness in adults in the industrialized world. Both ... blood vessels. Other eye diseases resulting in blindness that Phylonix is modeling in zebrafish include retinopathy of prematurity, a major cause of newborn blindness in premature infants maintained by oxygen ...

New discovery may improve treatment of one of the world's leading causes of blindness

... that is one of the worlds leading causes of blindness could be treated much more effectively and easily ... cause from 5 to 15 percent of all cases of total blindness in the United States. Although exact figures are ... say uveitis causes an even higher proportion of blindness in developing countries, because of the greater ...

Eye Safety Begins at Home

... to experts at the nonprofit group Prevent blindness America. From cleaning products to coat ... D. Garrett, senior vice president of Prevent blindness America, said in a prepared statement. "We all ... not wind up in the emergency room." Prevent blindness America has declared September "Home Eye Safety ...

The 'see food' diet

... in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent one of the leading causes of legal blindness among the elderly. The related report by Tuo et al, "A high omega-3 fatty ... (macula) due to retinal damage, is one of the leading causes of legal blindness among the elderly. Approximately 10% of people from 66 to 74 years of age ...

Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy When Money is Tight

... Ohio Association of Free Clinics, Ohio Department of Health and Prevent blindness Ohio. Helping people live healthy lives is a top priority for these ... don't smoke, and get a comprehensive eye exam on a regular basis. (Prevent blindness Ohio) About Eli Lilly and Company Lilly, a leading ...

Maui Jim Teams With Unite for Sight in New 'Buy One, Give One' Program to Improve Eye Health Amongst the World's Most Needy

... dedicated to improvement of eye health and elimination of preventable blindness amongst the world's most severely impoverished. According to Jennifer ... barriers to eye care. According to the organization, 80 percent of all blindness is preventable and 36 million people worldwide are needlessly blind. For ...

Kevin Niksarli, M.D. Of Newsight Laser Center, New York, N.Y. Reminds Early Detection Critical to Slowing Progress of Glaucoma on 6/17/2009

... New York, N.Y., states that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, affecting over 3 million Americans. As many as half ... the progress of the disease. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, affecting over 3 million Americans. As many as half ...
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