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Tag: Visual Impairment


Innovation, Research

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

July 8, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—or dual sensory impairment—had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. In the study of 2,051 older adults (22.8% with […]


Innovation, Research

Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Many of us will remember been told as kids when we refused to eat our vegetables that ‘carrots are good for your eyes’. Although our parents may not have fully understood it at the time, there is some truth to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Optic nerve stimulation offers hope for treating visual impairment

August 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The technology, developed in a partnership between the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy, bypasses the eyeball completely and sends messages to the brain. Researchers made attempts to stimulate the optic […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

October 18, 2016

Via: The Medical News

A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind “read” and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday tasks with significantly greater ease than using traditional assistive reading devices, suggests a study presented […]