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Eye telescope helps Connecticut woman see life clearly again

A Connecticut woman is seeing more clearly again now that she has a tiny telescope in her right eye
Published: 04/25/16

Music student in Lawton doesn't let blindness hold her back

Brittany Donely says she can barely describe the intensity of the emotions she experiences during her favorite selections, like Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto No 1.
Published: 04/25/16

Myanmar's new de facto leader Suu Kyi has cataract surgery

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's new de facto leader, has undergone an eye operation for cataracts
Updated one month ago

Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind

Facebook draws upon artificial intelligence program to describe photos for the blind and visually impaired
Updated one month ago
EXCHANGE: Low vision effort aids independence

EXCHANGE: Low vision effort aids independence

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Low vision effort aids independence
Updated one month ago
Pre-term babies have a better chance at survival today

Pre-term babies have a better chance at survival today

The Columbia Missourian reports that of the 15 million babies born prematurely each year, about 1 million - 7 percent - do not survive
Updated one month ago

18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil

Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used at a hospital in Sao Bernardo do Campo, an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo
Updated one month ago
We Tried It: Waterpik Aquarius Professional Designer Series Water Flosser

We Tried It: Waterpik Aquarius Professional Designer Series Water Flosser

Available at store.waterpik.com and amazon.com; MSRP $89.99
Updated: 3 months ago
Take a multi-pronged approach to longevity

Take a multi-pronged approach to longevity

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Blue Zones. Despite what you may think, they have nothing to do with politics and everything to do with living healthier, longer lives.
Updated: 3 months ago

CDC to host Zika conference call with Florida hospital workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a conference call and webinar with Florida hospital workers this afternoon to discuss the spread of the Zika virus.
Updated: 3 months ago