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Blindness

Blindness

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  1. The genetic test identifies patients with corneal stromal dystrophy, which affects the cornea and can lead to loss of vision. FULL ARTICLE AT Channel News Asia

  2. Student loses eyesight after amoeba burrow through cornea

    Eye doctors are urging consumers to be scrupulous about cleaning and caring for their contact lenses following reports that a Taiwanese student lost her sight after microscopic bugs ate through ... FULL ARTICLE AT Toronto Star

  1. Weightlifter Malek Chamoun says being blind may actually give him an edge over his competitors at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. FULL ARTICLE AT The Age

  2. Washington, July 15 : Scientists have revealed that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). FULL ARTICLE AT New Kerala

  3. McGill doctors find new method to treat blindness

    McGill University medical doctors and researchers have found a way to partially restore the vision of thousands of people with Leber congenital amaurosis, which had been untreatable until now. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

  1. Toronto, July 14 : A new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients having an inherited retinal disease which causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to ... FULL ARTICLE AT New Kerala

  2. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile was brought again to the Asian Eye Institute in Makati City Saturday morning. Based on a report by DZMM, the senator left the Philippine National Police ... FULL ARTICLE AT Manila Bulletin

  3. Breakthrough in bid to create personalised treatments for blindness as scientists move closer to gene therapy for inherited disease

    Researchers in New York have identified mutations in a specific gene linked to one of the leading causes of vision loss, stepping up their bid to create individual therapies. FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  4. FingerReader ring can read printed text to blind people

    Wearable devices are the next big thing, but fitness trackers and AR headsets will probably never have the same kind of impact as MIT’s new wearable. It’s called ... FULL ARTICLE AT Geek.com

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Wikipedia

Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors. Various scales have been developed to describe the extent of vision loss and define "blindness." Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception and is clinically recorded as "NLP," an abbreviation for "no light perception." Blindness is frequently used to describe severe... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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