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The Classroom of Tomorrow May Be Affecting The Eyes Of Today

Schools all around South Florida are upgrading their technology and moving classrooms into the 21st century. But with the installation of new state-of-the-art equipment to enhance learning, we may be putting increased strain on our children’s eyes.

According to a new survey by the American Optometric Association, parents have concerns about the effects of evolving […]

By |August 11th, 2011|Eye Health, Technology|1 Comment

The iPhone iDoctor

Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular, are changing the way we do everything. From helping to diagnose breast cancer to communicating with those unable to speak, this technology has led to breakthroughs in many areas.  Now the iPhone is being developed to provide basic eye care to third-world and indigent populations.

The first development from MIT […]

By |July 18th, 2011|Eye Health, Technology|0 Comments

The All-Capturing Artificial Eye

In 2005, Tanya Vlach tragically lost one of her eyes in a car accident, now she wants to replace her prosthetic eye with a digital video camera.  And if Tanya achieves her ‘vision,’ her new eye will be full of awesome little gizmos and gadgets.

Vlach turned to Kickstarter for funding to install a unique, waterproof […]

By |July 10th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments

A New Implantable Microchip May Create a 'Bionic Eye'

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), an Australian research group, is getting close to implanting a microchip into a human retina and creating the first bionic eye.

Associate Professor Gregg Suaning, of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and a project leader said the new, 98-channel microchip, now undergoing preliminary lab testing, was a major step towards the […]

By |April 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How The iPhone is Changing Medicine

In this digital age, computers are relied on more and more for medical decision making.  Often, doctors have to look at and share digital images to help in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions.  This has traditionally been done at computer workstations, but a team of researchers from Pittsburg School of Medicine wondered whether handheld devices like […]

By |October 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments