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Prognosis Fairly Good for Kids with  Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Adulthood for juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients doesn’t eliminate the risk for uveitis-related visual complications, but a recent Dutch study reported that for most the outcomes appear to be “fairly good.” The caveat, however, was that one-third of the patients in study became visually impaired or blind in one eye as young adults.
In some patients, treating uveitis or glaucoma can be difficult enough when patients have both conditions simultaneously it can complicate the treatment process that much more.
Much in the way GPS systems help drivers navigate the roads easier, image guided surgery can help doctors provide better care to their patients in many cases.
The treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration has come a long way in a short period of time. While it may take some explaining that injections in the eye are the best way to treat the condition now there is work being done to find better ways for the future.
If patients with the wet form of wet age-related macular degeneration are caught early enough there are treatments available to help treat the condition.
Space flight has changed dramatically from the days of the Mercury and Apollo programs. With an eye towards Mars research is being done to see what impact long-term flights will have on a person's body.
The treatment of pediatric glaucoma can be successful if caught early, and sometimes that can mean a surgical procedure on the day of the first visit to a specialist.
Only one in 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma. If the condition is caught soon enough, surgical options can help treat the condition and give the patients a regular quality of life for their future.
More like a whispering assistant on their shoulder than a new set of eyes, a device by OrCam seems capable of providing the blind a great deal of assistance.

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