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Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes. Source: Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Make A Miracle Conference

The Aniridia Foundation International and The University of British Columbia Department of Ophthalmology Presents The Ninth “Make a Miracle” Medical and Scientific Meeting August 13-15, 2015 Venue: University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 2550 Willow Street Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 3N9 Keynote Speaker Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD…

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Gwynedd Cylch Meithrin saved from closure

Fundraisers net £11,000 for Llanwnda nursery school, which supports toddler with rare eye condition Source: Gwynedd Cylch Meithrin saved from closure

PTC Therapeutics' (PTCT) CEO Stuart Peltz on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

We are pleased to announce that the next indication we will investigate with Translarna is nonsense mutation aniridia. One of the 30 publications that I referenced earlier highlighted Translarna’s ability to promote nonsense mutation readthrough in an aniridia mouse model. Aniridia the genetic disorder caused by mutations in the PAX6 gene, which occurs in about…

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Monday Matters: Roland Teen Aces Braille, Embraces Life | Times Record

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Jennifer Ratliff of Roland recently won the first place in the varsity category at the Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge, but she has loftier goals set for her future. Source: Monday Matters: Roland Teen Aces Braille, Embraces Life | Times Record

Cassville Democrat: Local News: Lions Clubs help local man (04/08/15)

Source: Cassville Democrat: Local News: Lions Clubs help local man (04/08/15)

Program teaches blind youth to play hockey | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun

With the help of a national hockey program, blind and partially sighted youths are getting a chance to skate with confidence. Source: Program teaches blind youth to play hockey | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun

Floating surgical technique secures artificial iris

Artificial iris implantation may be a standalone procedure or combined with a procedure such as cataract surgery or corneal transplantation. http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/cornea-external-disease/news/print/ocular-surgery-news/%7Bb5a3f19a-f30a-40ca-8909-92c7fa7945a4%7D/floating-surgical-technique-secures-artificial-iris Iris tissue loss due to trauma, iatrogenic cause, or congenital absence such as aniridia or coloboma can result in photophobia, loss of depth perception, contrast sensitivity degradation, glare, decreased visual acuity and multiplopia. In…

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A Father's Story

By DIANE TURNER-HURNS Journal & Topics Reporter http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_b5a5157c-80bb-11e4-93a6-cb03d40a4df2.html Rosemont native Mark Pishotta just finished writing a book about his 10-year-old daughter Kadina who suffers from a rare disease. “I am determined to give a voice to my daughter with this book,” Pishotta said. “Through this book I explore her world. It serves as a therapeutic…

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Australian-first surgery lets woman see her love for the first time in 15 years

Click the link for the video and full story http://www.9news.com.au/health/2014/12/08/18/53/australian-first-surgery-lets-woman-see-her-love-for-the-first-time-in-15-years The sight of a 60-year-old woman has been restored thanks to Australian-first surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital, allowing Marie Robinson to see her partner clearly for the first time in more than a decade. Ms Robinson and Ray Kable are high school sweethearts who have…

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