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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

If you are over the age of 65 and notice your vision starting to fade, there’s a good chance you could be experiencing the onset of age-related macular degeneration. More commonly known as AMD, age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the central part of the retina called the “macula” deteriorates …

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Life Through a Whole New Lens

Sixteen years. That's how long it had been since Carmen Torres last laid eyes on friends and family. But thanks to a revolutionary new procedure, she is now seeing the world through a whole new lens. Literally. Well, sort of. The Florida resident is the first recipient of what the University of Miami is calling …

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Special Glasses Help Blind Mom See Her Newborn Baby

This one has all the feels. Just like every other new mother, Kathy Beitz got to hold her baby and look him over from head to toe. But unlike most new mothers, Beitz, 29, has been legally blind since she was 11. Though she is not completely blind, Beitz suffers from a form of macular …

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Beauty Through the Eyes of the Blind

Every day, we get to use amazing technology to give people the sight they’ve always wanted. Often times, they walk away with a totally new view of the world and a new appreciation for the beauty it holds. But despite what much of society might project or experience through popular culture, beauty is more than …

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Duffy the Dog Regains His Vision

It is safe to say we all grow attached to our furry four legged family members. After all, as the saying goes, a dog is a man's best friend So imagine one family's surprise and alarm when their dog's life was suddenly transformed to complete darkness. As HuffPost reports, Duffy, an 8-year-old an Irish Terrier, …

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Google’s Next In-your-face Invention

As if Google Glass wasn't revolutionary enough (come on, a computer on your face!), the search-turned-technology innovators from Mountain View applied for a patent last month for a new multi-sensor contact lens computer system. This means that at some point in the not too distant future, Google will be putting a computer literally in your …

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Explaining Colors to a Blind Person

For most people, learning their basic colors is part of a fun-filled preschool curriculum. But for some people, like blind YouTuber Tommy Edison, learning the color wheel is beyond comprehension at any age. What he lacks in visual acuity he more than makes up for with insight and a sense of humor. And that's a …

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