Retinitis pigmentosa

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  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Research Paper

    BMS2048 Neuroscience – Practical 2 The Structure of the Mouse Retina Introduction Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic disorder that results in the degradation of photoreceptors in the retina. This leads to difficulties with night vision, reduced peripheral vision and eventually the complete loss of visual activity. It’s inherited as an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, as well as an X-linked trait. A small percentage of people with this disorder have a mutation in the gene that codes for the β-subunit of the enzyme phosphodiesterase (PDE). To further understand the nature of this disease, we studied rd1 mice. These animals also have a mutation in the gene that codes for the β-subunit of PDE, leading to the degeneration of photoreceptors…

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  • Molly Burke Research Paper

    Molly Burke Introduction Molly Burke is a teen activist who speaks against bullying. She became blind from a disease that is rare and only 1 in 4,000 people get, but no matter what, she still had the courage to keep going and accomplish all her dreams. She never gave up no matter how mean the bully, or how hard the challenge was. Molly has inspired many people to try their best to follow their dreams no matter how many bumps are in the road on the way. Her Childhood On February…

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  • Frank Louis Allen Live I Analysis

    Live I, we wondered how many faces are actually in the painting. There’s are too many faces to be able to count as Allen has set the eyes so everywhere you look there is a new set of eyes. Seeing all of these eyes looking at us we also wondered if Allen wanted there to be a certain mood established from the eyes. Our question was, is there supposed to be a certain mood lingering over the paintings? The mods of his paintings reflect on how Allen is feeling or thinking at the moment of him…

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  • Usher Syndrome Research Paper

    Usher Syndrome is a most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. A Syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one feature of symptom. The major symptom of Usher Syndrome is hearing lose an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. RP causes night blindness and a loss of peripheral vision through the progressive degeneration of the retina. The retina is a light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye and is crucial for vision. As RP progresses, the field of vision…

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  • Functions Of The Human Eye

    position in the visual pathway to electrically stimulate neurons and retinal cells” (Ranjakumar, Rahana, and Lalith, 2016). Basically the device must be on, and worn at all times in order to stimulate those retinal cells and neurons in able to produce the visual sights these people are looking at. In our history, there have been a few types of artificial retina device that have been developed and tested in patients. Model I (Argus I) The Model I gadget was made by Second Sight Medical…

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  • Autozone Case Summary

    This court case involves the plaintiff, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the plaintiff intervenor, Chad Farr, and the defendant, AutoZone, Inc. This case was conducted in 2006 on the alleged complaint that AutoZone violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to Mr. Chad Farr who is visually impaired and denying him a promotion due to this disability. Farr was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa when he was young causing him to have…

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  • Cialis Research Paper

    dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, or recreational drugs such as amyl nitrate or nitrite "poppers". Some tadalafil can remain in your bloodstream for 2 or more days after each dose you take (longer if you have liver or kidney disease). Avoid nitrate use during this time. To make sure this Cialis is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had: • heart disease or heart rhythm problems; • a heart attack or stroke; • angina (chest pain), high or low blood pressure; • pulmonary hypertension…

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  • Cyborg Reflection Paper

    procedure used for therapeutic purposes”. This process has helped in treating patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disese, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, chronic headaches, and mental disorders. After the patient is unconscious, through anesthesia, brain pacemakers or electrodes, are implanted into the region of the brain where the cause of the disease is present. The region of the brain is then stimulated by electric current to disrupt the oncoming surge of seizures. “Like…

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  • Waters Without Borders

    According to Diana Kendall two of out five people lack access to safe drinking water (663 million people). Only “... 1% of the water on this Earth is a usable freshwater supply… ” but as Americans, we do not face this issue as harshly as others (Kendall 352). While there are many places in America where the residents become poisoned by their water around them because of industrial dumping, there are places in the world with no water to begin with. An organization that is battling this water…

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  • Low Blindness Assessment

    can be prescribed as hand-held, stand, and spectacle magnifiers. Spectacle magnifiers are the most commonly prescribed magnifiers. Hand-held magnifiers: should be tried with the patient 's distance correction in place. Advantages include greater magnification than high-add readers and a greater reading distance than microscopes. Disadvantages include requiring good motor control. They are often indicated for short-term reading tasks. Hand-held magnifier Stand magnifiers: they have a…

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