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News tag: vision


Eye test predicts Alzheimer’s disease decades in advance

16 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The dreaded Alzheimer's disease may be detected up to 20 years before patients detect any symptoms by using a simple eye test, scientists announced. US and Australian researchers conducted experiments which found that certain changes in the eye’s retina are indicative of the changes occurring in the brain affected by…


Older adults see better following behavioral training

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Significant improvements in vision in older adults are likely to result after a week of behavioral intervention, restoring age-related decline in contrast sensitivity, new research has found. Contrast sensitivity is critical for performing important tasks in life such as driving at night. "The visual system among older adults is very…


“Bionic eye” restores vision to a blind man

24 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For the first time in ten years, a blind men from Minnesota has been able to see his wife after using a device referred to as “bionic eye” by his doctors. Now 68, Allen Zderad started to lose his sight about 20 years ago resulting from degenerative retinitis pigmentosa, an…


Carrots’ many health benefits

2 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Carrots are so common in the US that it's easy to overlook their potentially powerful benefits to your health. A popular snack food to eat with dips or add to fresh vegetable juice, or as an addition to soups and stews, carrots have been valued since ancient times for their…

Vitamine A

Significant health benefits of vitamin A

2 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
While we need vitamins for our body to function in the optimum manner, it is important to know how each of them works individually to improve and promote our health. Vitamin A has many benefits, summarized in the following list. Can prevent cancer The dreaded C-word can be kept at…


Prosthetic retina could replace damaged retina

13 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Remarkable progress in development of prosthetic retina could provide ample help in solving problems affecting this sensitive area of the eye. According to Yael Hanein and his colleagues, there is a growing segment of medical devices that improve eye conditions including visual impairment by sending signals to the brain. Age-related…