Macular degeneration may be treatable with Parkinson’s drug

November 28, 2015

A UA scientist led a study on age-related macular degeneration that eventually could help delay or prevent the eye disease, researchers say.

The study found that patients who take levodopa, or l-dopa, a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease, appear far less likely to develop macular degeneration, said Prof. Brian S. McKay, a co-principal investigator.

He found this relationship by studying medical and insurance data for over 15 years.

For more info:

http://tucson.com/news/blogs/health/ua-scientist-led-research-on-macular-degeneration/article_f12c424a-1d0b-583d-83c7-65a38eb4ce94.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/302329.php

 

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AMD , Stem Cells and California

November 28, 2015

This video presents an explanation of macular degeneration and stem cell research. Just left-click on the small white triangle below.


Chapel Hill NC LowVision

November 25, 2015

The Orange county library system in the Chapel Hill Hillsboro area of North Carolina is working on a grant to provide assistive technology to their library systems. Towards this end, we are planning a low vision focus group in December and January. If anyone has interest in this project or would like to attend one or both of these focus groups contact Jason Richman at 540-671-9740

Lauren Tappan


Humanware See things. Differently

November 8, 2015

A note from Lauren Tappan :

trekker breeze

Humanware has several new products to investigate for people with low vision. I highly recommend that you look up these new products on the web. Check out the Trekker Breeze which is Humanware’s latest GPS device. I also suggest that you investigate Smartview 360 which is Humanware’s latest CCTV. You might look at the Youtube describing the Victor Reader Stream.
-Lauren
For more info:
http://www.humanware.com/en-international/home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgsx3Z_nhxY