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Foundation Fighting Blindness

Foundation Fighting Blindness Experts discuss Stargardt Disease

Experts gathered at the Foundation Fighting Blindness to discuss the current state of therapy, challenges and opportunities in the treatment of Stargardt Disease, an inherited juvenile form of macular degeneration. The group included research experts as well as physicians and individuals versed in the pharmaceutical industry and developments. Information was presented on drug development and clinical trials. Learn more here .

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The ASPCA can be a great help when looking for professional help for your pet's behavior.  We'll also hear some tips on moving with your pet, and understanding how well cats can read our emotions.

Author Louise Penny shares her journey with her husband’s dementia, as does novelist Jenny McPhee, in the story of her mother’s decline.  Also articles on getting help as a caregiver.

EOS 1714: Blind Software Engineer, 03/29/17

Mar 27, 2017
http://www.alphr.com/health/1003140/the-technology-helping-blind-people-to-see

Computers are very accessible to the visually impaired these days.  There are also many attractive employment opportunities for those with computer-related skills, particularly if they know how to program.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tom Shults, a blind engineer, about his career and how he uses these skills in developing new hardware devices.


Reviews: Fiction; Reviews: Mystery & Suspense; Reviews: Potpourri

This is the third in a series of programs on the top five eye diseases. This week it's #3, refractive errors. You'll hear about nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. You will also hear of the many ways of correcting these refractive errors.

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WXXI Reachout Radio, is a special radio service that provides access to newspapers, and other print content for people who are unable to read print due to vision loss or physical disability.

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