Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Telescope Eye Implant for Macular Degeneration

In an incredible advance in the field of high tech medicine, an eye implant is now being used to fight macular degeneration, a significant eye disease that affects millions of people - mostly seniors.

Although the implants do not reproduce normal vision, they have been improving vision by about two eye chart lines for about 90% of the test cases.

The FDA continues to review the technology but it is now available to many.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Seniors adopting Social Media ... fast

A new study by PEW Internet Research suggests that seniors use of social media has recently almost doubled in only the past year - from 22% to 42% of seniors using social media networking.

This appears to be consistent with the "adoption curves" of other groups, it's just happening a bit later for the senior crowd.