Out in the world, one out of every 10 men have some form of color blindness, according to Yahoo! News. While it’s not the most debilitating genetic irregularity, color blindness can still make everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, difficult.
Three Maryland patients have received implantable miniature telescopes (IMTs) to reverse the blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the website The Inquisitr. The announcement came from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, which also participated in the trials to earn FDA approval for the device in 2010.
Finally- there’s some movement on OSHA’s silica rule; Canada prepares for a Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured in the workplace; companies plan to change healthcare benefits and school safety recommendations are issued – all in the week’s top OEHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:
Eye doctors recommend prevention and early detection
March 26, 2013
Blindness and vision impairment are on the rise in the United States. A recent report by Prevent Blindness America indicates that, since the year 2000, incidence of blindness and vision impairment has increased by 23 percent among Americans age 40 and older.
As the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, Prevent Blindness America has established a goal of dramatically increasing the number of Americans who regularly receive eye exams.
Every year, more women than men are diagnosed with eye diseases and conditions such as cataracts, dry eye, Fuchs’ dystrophy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Sjögren’s syndrome.