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6 mn Indians Can be Helped With Advanced Low-Vision Aid

Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy are some of the common causes of low vision. Optical devices like magnifiers and spectacles are common visual aids.

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Almost nine million people in India are now visually impaired, which is the highest number over the past two decades, but six million of them can be helped with advanced low-vision aids, according to an expert

“For the visually impaired people, the world is a blur. Almost six million out of nine million visually impaired people can benefit from advanced hi-quality telescopic low vision aids (bioptics),” Henry A. Greene, attached to the department of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina said during a conference, ‘Eye Tech 2018’ here.

Greene said low vision cannot be totally rectified even after treatment. So the devices prescribed to such individuals should be such that these enhance their confidence and make them feel “connected”.

 devices prescribed to such individuals should be such that these enhance their confidence and make them feel "connected".
Devices prescribed to individuals should be such that these enhance their confidence and make them feel “connected”.

According to an optometrist Subhshish Chaudhuri, it is people’s constant ignorance of low vision symptoms that leads to complete blindness. One should not ignore symptoms like blurred vision, headache or glare sensitivity.

Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy are some of the common causes of low vision. Optical devices like magnifiers and spectacles are common visual aids.

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Non-optical aids like additional illumination can be helpful for some and for some cases individuals may need hats to cut out the glares.

A study shows that almost 30 per cent of visually impaired becomes depressed as they stop doing things. Hence, counselling may be of great help. (IANS)

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Motorola Launches Moto G7, Motorola One in India

The Motorola One comes with a 5.9-inch HD+ “Max Vision LCD” display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a layer of 2.5D Gorilla Glass atop

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Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday launched Moto G7 and Motorola One in India for Rs 16,999 and Rs 13,999, respectively.

Both the Moto G7 and Motorola One would come in clear white and ceramic black colour variants starting Monday at Moto Hub stores, authorised retail outlets and Flipkart.

The G7 comes with an ultra-wide 6.2-inch “Max Vision” Full HD+ display with a u-design and 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone has a layer of P2i water repellent coating.

The device is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chip along with 4GB RAM and runs Android Pie OS.

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It has a 12MP dual camera system with portrait mode, spot colour, cinemagraph, auto smile Capture and Google Lens.

The phone packs in a 3000mAh battery with support for 15W TurboPower fast-charging.

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The Motorola One comes with a 5.9-inch HD+ “Max Vision LCD” display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a layer of 2.5D Gorilla Glass atop. (IANS)