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The definition of vision impairment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a visually impaired person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal level”.
New supersmart phone makes communication easier for sick, elderly and blind people

New supersmart phone makes communication easier for sick, elderly and blind people

A few years ago, Richard Chan's mother had a stroke and became physically disabled. She was living in England, while he was in Norway. [More]
Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

Today, the World Health Organization acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Morocco. [More]
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy [More]
Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts in the fields of music, education, neurology, psychiatry and psychology will gather at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 28 November to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music interventions, especially live music, on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities. [More]
Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Bacterial keratitis, an infection of the cornea often caused by contact lenses, malnutrition, or an injury, can lead to corneal scarring, one of the leading causes of blindness around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. It has blinded more than 400,000 children worldwide. [More]
Sports-related eye injuries higher among young people, study finds

Sports-related eye injuries higher among young people, study finds

Roughly 30,000 sports-related eye injuries serious enough to end in a visit to the emergency room occur each year in the United States, and the majority happen to those under the age of 18, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. [More]
Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large study presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease, suggest five-year results from a study presented at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind "read" and recognize faces. [More]
Many migrant farmworkers have visual impairment but do not receive routine vision screening

Many migrant farmworkers have visual impairment but do not receive routine vision screening

Migrant farmworkers have substantial rates of near- and distant-vision problems, but three-fourths have never had a vision screening test, reports a study in the October issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. [More]
Review highlights urgent demand for tool to identify stroke survivors with visual impairments

Review highlights urgent demand for tool to identify stroke survivors with visual impairments

A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool. [More]
NIHR HSRIC experts identify innovative and promising treatments for corneal disorders

NIHR HSRIC experts identify innovative and promising treatments for corneal disorders

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre (HSRIC), working with Fight for Sight, has identified 130 new and emerging technologies and procedures for treating corneal disorders. [More]
Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

The cornea is a transparent tissue lining the front of the eye, that is invisible tissue to the naked eye. It is a delicate tissue and disease or injury may lead to a loss of transparency or a change in the shape of the cornea, resulting in severe visual impairment. [More]
RPB continues research initiative to address urgent needs in treating low vision

RPB continues research initiative to address urgent needs in treating low vision

Research to Prevent Blindness is continuing its research initiative to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision. [More]
New research reveals crucial information about how the cornea responds to damage

New research reveals crucial information about how the cornea responds to damage

Researchers at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have discovered new information about the cornea which could lead to vital new treatments aimed at repairing vision impairment and blindness. [More]
Combinations of FDA-approved drugs may prevent vision loss linked to retinal degeneration

Combinations of FDA-approved drugs may prevent vision loss linked to retinal degeneration

Combinations of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs protect against the loss of cells required for vision in a mouse model of blinding retinal diseases. [More]
Flow diversion shows high rate of visual improvement in patients with paraclinoid aneurysms

Flow diversion shows high rate of visual improvement in patients with paraclinoid aneurysms

Aneurysms of the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the interventions used to treat them often result in visual impairment. [More]
TKCI Srujana Innovation Award launched to combat corneal blindness

TKCI Srujana Innovation Award launched to combat corneal blindness

The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute [TKCI] in partnership with world-renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is proud to announce the launch of the TKCI Srujana Innovation Award. The award encourages ideas that will lead to the next big breakthrough in treatment of corneal blindness. It launches in conjunction with the fourth annual ‘Engineering The Eye Workshop’ at which LVPEI clinicians and MIT engineers meet every July in Hyderabad, India. [More]
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