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Prevent Depression

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014

When people stop doing the activities they enjoy they are at a higher risk for depression concluded a recent study performed at Thomas Jefferson University.   Retina specialists and geriatric psychiatrists collaborated in the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration (VITAL).  They found that patients with age related macular degeneration can prevent […]

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Adult Stem Cell Study Update

Posted on: Jul 02, 2014

Eye centers such as Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary are two of the four centers that participated in the Phase I/II Study of Human Central Nervous System Stem Cells (HuCNS-SC) in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Review of the Trial The purpose of the study was to “determine the […]

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Vision Loss Due To Age Related Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014

Perhaps you have already suffered some kind of vision loss due to age related macular degeneration (AMD).  Typically some of the symptoms of AMD can be the same as those for cataracts.  While macular diseases are the result of changes in the back of the eye, the retina, cataract formation is the result of changes […]

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As the body ages it deteriorates

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014

As the body ages it deteriorates, whether it’s your joints, your spine, or your eyes.  There are normal changes associated with aging eyes such as inability to focus, occasional floaters, and the need for more light.  But then there are more aggressive forms of deterioration that result in abnormal loss of vision. The macula is […]

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Day To Day

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013

When I was going to school I had to make a portfolio of things that a visually impaired person might benefit from. I decided to do it entitled “a Day in the Life Of…” So I went through my daily routines and found out which ones needed assistance due to my vision. It surprised me […]

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Posted on: Dec 11, 2013

Polo. It is an old children’s game that I like to still play. When I am trying to find someone or somewhere I just call out and then a response guides me to where I need to go. At Christmas I bought everyone a small hand-sanitizer as a gift and it had a holder that […]

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Posted on: Dec 09, 2013

Two months ago there was a large Great White Pyrenees dog running up and down the road in front of the house. It was obvious it was a stray as it ran with no purpose and wild abandon. Around its neck was a red collar minus the tags.  At the place where the tags should […]

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2013

Dis Disease, disability, distance, distain, dislike, discount. Dis is a prefix that means  “not” simply. Not at ease, not able, not to count, Dis has a negative connotation. A new slang word came up to be “dissed” and it meant to be talked badly of or ignored to the point of embarrassment. How about discouraged. […]

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Passing Through

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013

Passing Through Many, many years ago my son and I took a great road trip to Mt. Rushmore. The first long day of driving took us through things that were not very interesting. We had to pass through them to get to our real destination. We went through monotonous amounts of cities with no appeal, […]

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Why Work?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013

Why work? I want to work. As I started to lose my vision I knew that it would be very difficult to remain in a workforce that is very competitive. I needed something to give me an edge. One of my greatest fears as I was losing my vision is that I would end up […]

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