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APR 10, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Blindness is not insurmountable hurdle for techie

CHERRY HILL Dan Fischbach says computer game design is all about details. So let's acknowledge one of those up front: Fischbach is completely blind in his left eye and legally blind - he has 20/200 vision, or less - in his right.

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APR 10, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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French antitrust watchdog probes Roche and Novartis over eye drug

PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - France's competition authority is investigating drugmakers Roche and Novartis on suspicion they were involved in anti-competitive practices in relation to eye disease treatments, the companies said on Thursday. This is the second time in as many months that the Swiss drugmakers have faced regulatory scrutiny over treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)- a leading cause of ...

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APR 07, 2014 - Futurity

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DNA sequencing reveals six new forms of blindness

Scientists have discovered six new forms of inherited blindness, each one resulting from mutations in a different gene important in … Continued The post DNA sequencing reveals six new forms of blindness appeared first on Futurity.

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APR 03, 2014 - Health Canal

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Higher Total Folate Intake May Be Associated with Lower Risk of Exfoliation Glaucoma

BOSTON -- Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking.

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APR 03, 2014 - MedPage Today

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White Boys More Likely to Be Color Blind

(MedPage Today) -- Color blindness is not colorblind, as it appears to afflict Caucasian boys at three times the rate of African-American boys, according to a new study.

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