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Low Vision and Vision Loss

Low Vision and Vision Loss What can a person with low vision really see? That question is not an easy one to answer because every person with a visual impairment truly has a unique pattern of vision loss.  No two people have the same exact vision loss! Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and congenital eye disease, among the hundreds of other conditions that can cause us to lose some of …Read More

Smartphone Apps for Eye Care

Smartphone Apps for Eye Care – Milwaukee, WI   Smartphone apps technology is quickly becoming a big part of our everyday lives, and it seems as though there is an app for everything, including eye care!  Whether you own a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch, apps that help you keep track of your healthcare needs can be extremely beneficial.  Below are descriptions of a few apps that can make your life …Read More

Update on Macular Degeneration Research

New Genetic Clues to Macular Degeneration Identified An international study of 43,000 people significantly expands the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Supported by the National Eye Institute, the findings allow a better understanding of the biological processes that lead to AMD, and identify new therapeutic targets for potential treatment. Macular degeneration is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle risk factors. …Read More

Incidence of Melanoma Has Doubled Since the 1970’s

According to the CDC and a recent oncology report, the incidence of an aggressive skin cancer known as melanoma has doubled since 1970’s in the US for children and adults.  And melanoma is on track to remain high, unless Americans take precautions to protect themselves from exposure to UV radiation. Dr. Lisa Richardson, the Director of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention & Control said “If we take action now, …Read More

Choosing the right computer for vision impaired individuals

American Foundation for the Blind and Visionaware.org have posted a nice online review by Steve Kellye on some important basics in choosing the right computer for yourself, or for a loved one with loss of vision. They recommend careful evaluation of the most helpful accessibility features.  Although individuals will vary on what works best for them, the consensus is that some degree of both text-to-voice (also known as screen reader) …Read More

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