Amblyopia treatment times could be reduced Amblyopia is considered to impact up to 2 30 minutes before .5 per cent of people and accounts for around 90 per cent of all children’s eye appointments in the UK. Occlusion therapy – patching the standard eye for lengthy intervals to ‘train’ the affected eye – is the main treatment for amblyopia. Nevertheless, this method can be distressing to kids, is unpopular with parents and will adversely effect educational advancement. This kind of therapy provides been found in numerous forms since 1743 and is definitely considered to only be effective up until late childhood. The new remedies developed in the Visual Neuroscience Group in the University’s School of Psychology have not only reduced potential treatment occasions by an unprecedented amount, they have proved that it’s possible to take care of amblyopia in adults also.
Ambassadors of Purple selected to help promote Purple Time for Epilepsy Local Volunteers Needed to Lead Purple Day for Epilepsy Efforts Seeing that the third annual, worldwide Purple Time for Epilepsy approaches on March 26, 2010, organizers in Canada and in 15 other participating countries around the world are looking for volunteers to market epilepsy awareness in regional communities. Those selected as ‘Ambassadors of Purple’ will help promote Purple Day for Epilepsy and organize events in their regions, communities and towns, including school assemblies, in-store promotions and events, speaker and galas series.