Vision Loss Linked To Increased Hospital Length of Stay, Higher Readmission Rates and Increased Costs
A national study has found that patients with vision loss who are admitted to the hospital for common disorders, spend more time in the hospital, are more likely to be readmitted and are more likely to use costly emergency department services after discharge than non-visually impaired patients.
Not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization Lighthouse Guild recently announced the 2016 recipients of its annual vision science awards.
Lighthouse Guild Honors Daniel Palanker, PhD, and Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, PhD, for their Significant Achievements in Vision Science Research
Leading Scientists from Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University Receive Prestigious 2016 Bressler Prize and Pisart Award.
Facebook is working to make the site and apps more accessible using artificial intelligence. The first product is launching in April. It's an automated tool that helps the visually impaired "see" a photo by describing the context of what's in it.
Students who can’t experience movies or TV visually try their hand at aural storytelling.
GuildNe acquired nearly 2,000 members from EmblemHealth after the insurer announced it would drop its MLTC plans on Jan. 1. Since then, GuildNet has been in talks with other carriers that may follow Emblem’s path, said Dr. Alan Morse, president and chief executive of Lighthouse Guild.
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