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White boys show highest prevalence of color blindness among preschoolers

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered...

Rates of blindness, partial sight plummet in developed world

But macular degeneration has become leading cause of blindness in rich countries Rates of blindness and impaired eyesight have plummeted over the past 20 years...

Physical activity, occasional drinking associated with decrease in vision impairment

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses A physically active lifestyle and...

Yoga accessible for the blind with new Microsoft Kinect-based program

In a typical yoga class, students watch an instructor to learn how to properly hold a position. But for people who are blind or...

Seeing Faces Through Touch

Our sense of touch can contribute to our ability to perceive faces, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

How well can you see with your ears? Device offers new...

A device that trains the brain to turn sounds into images could be used as an alternative to invasive treatment for blind and partially-sighted...

1-2 punch could be key in treating blindness

Researchers have discovered that using two kinds of therapy in tandem may be a knockout combo against inherited disorders that cause blindness. While their...

Virtual games help the blind navigate unknown territory

On March 27th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Lotfi Merabet showing how researchers in the Department...

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