JOPLIN, MO.— After 25 years working with the Joplin Association for the Blind, Executive Director Stephanie Mann was given recognition for her hard work and determination. Stephanie says working for the blind has given her an optimistic outlook on life. “These people are amazing people. They never give up. There are things, you know,… Read More Joplin Association for the Blind Honors Longtime Board Member
In the first major study to suggest that the Pill plays a role in glaucoma, the authors have urged women who have taken it for more than three years and are already at risk of the condition to have their eyes screened regularly.Glaucoma is caused by a build-up of fluid pressure in the eye, resulting… Read More Contraceptive pill doubling risk of blindness, study finds
A new technology recently approved by the FDA fights blindness by implanting a tiny telescope in the eye. VisionCare’s CentraSight treatment program for end-stage age-related macular degeneration replaces the lens of a human eye with a surgically implanted telescope; the only sign of the telescope is a small bright spot on the eye. Several months… Read More A new treatment for macular degeneration involves implanting a tiny telescope in the eyes of patients.
A new study has claimed radiation treatment can successively be used in cases of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), which leads to blindness in older adults. Some 21 international centres including King’s College London and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital contributed to the research, which found the radiation therapy could significantly lower patients’… Read More Radiation treatment ‘could fight disease leading to blindness’
North Somerset Council has applied to Sport England for a £35,000 grant to enable more people with disabilities to take part in sport. The grant could also pay for disabled sports sessions in schools, such as wheelchair basketball. Rebecca Stathers, the council’s sport and active lifestyles manager, said: “There’s a lack of sports clubs for… Read More Bid for disabled sports clubs
The consultation titled Legal Framework for Persons with Disabilities: Gaps and Reforms was organised by the Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) in collaboration with the US consulate. Lawyers, representatives of the disabled people’s organisations, journalists, human rights activists and the political officer at the US Consulate in Lahore attended the consultation. The… Read More Human rights: Speakers demand ministry, bigger job quota for disabled