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Genome surgery to prevent blindness

Genome surgery to prevent blindness

John Doe 15/03/2017 0
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a site at the back of the eye, called the macula, on the retina. It causes vision to become blurred, distorted and a black spot appears in the center of the eyesight.   It is estimated that almost one in every ten people over 65 has some signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and its prevalence is likely to increase as a consequence of the aging population. AMD is a form of blindness, common in Caucasians, which causes distorted vision and blind spots. Scientists at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Sc...
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Review us on google and get a discount!

Review us on google and get a discount!

John Doe 15/03/2017 0
It is very exciting for us to announce that for March and April 2017 all the customers who give us a Google Review will be automatically winners of a discount from 5 % to 30 % off, for their next visit to our office. To be considered as a winner of this promotion you just have to answer the following questions as part of your review: How was your experience? What do you like most of Grande Prairie Eye Care? Click here if you want to do it now!     On your next visit, you just have to give us the details of your review (name and date), and you will draw a discount ticket from a shuf...
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Sun's UV rays are more dangerous in snow than on the beach

Sun's UV rays are more dangerous in snow than on the beach

John Doe 01/02/2017 0
The sun's ultraviolet rays are 2.5 times more dangerous in snow than on the beach, according to a new Japanese study. Scientists found that human eyes were more likely to be damaged by UV rays while skiing on the slopes in snow-covered areas compared to sitting on the beach.   The study examined the effects of light reflection on freshly fallen snow on a cross country ski trail in Ishikawa Prefecture, northern Japan.     The results were compared with the levels of UV rays on an artificial sand beach in southern Japan's tropical Okinawa Prefecture.   Scientists used two mannequin head...
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Carolina, a Latin Woman Who with Perseverance Reached her Dreams

Carolina, a Latin Woman Who with Perseverance Reached her Dreams

John Doe 23/11/2016 0
Carolina Navarrete owns and works at Grande Prairie Eye Care and Slave Lake Eye Care since 2014 as Optometrist. She has been interviewed by Unica Magazine in November 2016. The interview post starts saying "Carolina Navarrete is a latin woman who has demonstrated that constancy is the key to success, describing as persistent and honest, a fighter woman who came to Canada with her husband and children fleeing violence in her country and who now exercises her profession as Optometrist in Grande Prairie, Alberta.   It is interesting to know that Carolina arrived first to the US looking for refu...
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International Vision Expo & Conference

International Vision Expo & Conference

John Doe 12/09/2016 0
  The extraordinary scope of education, products, trends and solutions at International Vision Expo West will expand your field of vision and keep you updated on best practices for the care and treatment of your patients.   The Conference Advisory Board More than 320 hours of groundbreaking Continuing Education, developed by a conference advisory board representing the breadth of the field. These respected industry leaders meet twice yearly to develop, organize, and expand the hours of curriculum presented during International Vision Expo East and West. Below are the members of this pres...
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Eye lens from patients’ own stem cells, restoring vision

Eye lens from patients’ own stem cells, restoring vision

John Doe 12/09/2016 0
  Lens regeneration in monkeys after minimally invasive surgery. Slit-lamp microscopy showed regenerating lens tissue grew from the peripheral to the central lens in a circular symmetrical pattern 2–3 months after surgery, reaching the center at 5 months post-surgery; direct illumination showed that the visual axis remained translucent. (credit: Haotian Lin et al./Nature)   Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed an eye lens restoration treatment that has been tested in monkeys and in a small ...
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