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Archive for the ‘Blindness’ Category

Iran in flames and experts didnt foresee it due to Trump-hate blindness – New York Post

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Iranian regime faces the most serious popular challenge to its tyranny in 40 years.

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I spent a day experiencing blindness, which made me realise how badly the world is set up – inews

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

NewsEducationDialogue in the Dark has opened in London, giving visitors a sense of what it's like to not be able to see in a visual world Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 6:01 am Im in the pitch black and my heart is racing. Its not the kind of darkness that my eyes can adjust to I cant see a thing, not a single sliver of light

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Cedar Crest College forms new partnership with Salus University and other company news – Morning Call

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The 17th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards was held October 29th at DeSales University, coordinated and hosted by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. The awards are held annually to honor the corporate employees, teams and organizations that are nominated by local nonprofits or businesses. These individuals, teams and organizations truly embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others

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Selective Perception Demonstrated in Love Is Blind With Director Monty Whitebloom – Film Threat

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Love Is Blind follows a young lady who cant see her mother or the suicidal man that her psychiatrist assigned to her due to her previous traumatic experiences. The film stars newcomer and lead Shannon Tarbet as Bess, Matthew Broderick as the father, Chlo Sevigny as the mother, Aidan Turner as Russell, and Benjamin Walker as Farmer.

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27.11.2019 Air pollution linked to debilitating eye condition and blindness – AirQualityNews

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness. These were the findings of a major study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and undertaken by scientists at University College London which is the latest research to reveal how exposure to air pollution is affecting almost every part of the human body.

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Dry Eye Relief Discovered By Sharon Kleyne & Dr. Yuan Fang Of China Combats Global Blindness – PR Web

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (PRWEB) November 27, 2019 Sixty percent of young people in China are nearsighted and 300 million Chinese people suffer from dry eye disease, says Dr.

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A 23-Year-Old With Blindness After a Fall She Can’t Remember – Medscape

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills using the following patient scenario and corresponding questions. If you have a case that you would like to suggest for a future Case Challenge, please contact us

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Transmission of river blindness may be reduced when vegetation is… – ScienceBlog.com

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate river blindness, a neglected tropical disease found mostly in African villages near fast-flowing rivers and streams, by 2030. Spread by bites from black flies that deposit a parasitic worm under the skin, the disease can cause itching and skin infections in addition to blindness

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Did Color Blindness Cause a Grandfather to Accidentally Drop His Granddaughter From a Cruise Ship – Inside Edition

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

The grieving grandfatherwhose granddaughterfell to her death out a cruise ship window recalled for the first time the moment he saw the toddlerslipfrom his grasp. I saw her fall," Salvatore "Sam" Anello, 51, told CBS News. "I saw her fall all the way down.I saw her fall and I was just in disbelief it was like, 'oh my God! Anello was holding18-month-old Chloe Weigand up against what he said he thought was a bank of a closed windows onThe Freedom of the Seas cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico in July

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Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches Natural History Study for People with Retinitis Pigmentosa Caused by EYS Gene Mutations – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Known as Pro-EYS, the study will help researchers design clinical trials for potential therapies Columbia, MD, Nov.

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The Innocent Victims of Hatred’s Blindness A Surviving Spouse Looks Back on Neo-Nazi Shooting in – Flatland

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Share this story Published November 24th, 2019 at 6:00 AM Jim LaManno can barely remember the first two years after a neo-Nazi murdered his wife Terri at the Village Shalom retirement community in Johnson County. If you ask me anything about 2014 or 2015, I dont know, he said over lunch recently

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Medical student and alumni discover zebrafish are resistant to eye infection – The South End

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

A Wayne State University School of Medicine student and two recent graduates working on a collaborative project in the laboratories of Associate Professors of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., and Ryan Thummel, Ph.D., have discovered that zebrafish dont contract endophthalmitis. The eye infection can cause blindness within hours if not diagnosed and treated quickly.

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Deadly fake vodka which can also cause blindness due to antifreeze ingredient seized from shop and pub in Fife – The Scottish Sun

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

FAKE vodka laced with a potentially lethal antifreeze ingredient has been seized in Fife. Bottles of the counterfeit Smirnoff are believed to contain isopropanol, which is used in anti-freeze and some fuels. 1 It can lead to blindness and even death.

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Fake vodka that can cause blindness and death found in Fife shop and pub – The Courier

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Drinkers have been warned to stay safe this festive season after potentially lethal fake vodka was discovered on sale in Fife.

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Building, Supporting the Usher Syndrome Community : The Hearing Journal – LWW Journals

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Vasi, Krista MPA; O'Donnell, Nancy MA Usher syndrome (USH) is the most common genetic cause of combined deafness and blindness. It is a rare disease, affecting about 400,000 individuals worldwide and 20,000 to 50,000 individuals in the United States.1,2 While there is no cure for this condition, over a century of scientific discovery has resulted in tremendous advances toward the development of treatments. Despite these advances, less than one percent of people with USH is known to researchers, putting future research and clinical trials at risk.

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‘Today’ Co-Host Savannah Guthrie Has Torn Retina: What to Know About the Eye Injury – Inside Edition

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Savannah Guthrie is recovering from a serious eye injury after being hit in the eye with a rather large toy trainthrown by her 2-year-old son. The "Today" show co-host posted on social media and called her colleagues Wednesday to say she had suffered a torn retina when her boy, Charley, accidentally hit her in the face while playing with his train

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Air pollution linked to higher risk of glaucoma: Study – Deccan Herald

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Exposure to polluted air is associated with an increased risk of glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, show that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least six per cent more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas. "We have found yet another reason why air pollution should be addressed as a public health priority, and that avoiding sources of air pollution could be worthwhile for eye health alongside other health concerns," said lead author Paul Foster, a professor at the University College London (UCL) in the UK.

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Reps. Sewell introduces legislation to improve access to diabetic vision testing – alreporter.com

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Friday, Congress members Terri A. Sewell (D-Selma), Tom Reed (R-New York) and Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) introduced the Diabetic Vision Loss and Blindness Prevention Act.

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Loss of sight fails to dim warder’s dreams of brighter future – Daily Nation

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

By NDUNG'U GACHANEMore by this Author A blind prison warder at Muranga GK Prison has beaten all odds to diligently serve her country and discharge her duties as a deacon at the Anglican Church of Kenya, Diocese of Mt Kenya Central. Ms Esther Nyawira Kamindo, who lost her eyesight in 2014 after a long battle with diabetes, visualised a bleak future and feared that her employer, the Prisons Service, would declare her redundant.

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More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year: WHO – FRANCE 24

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Issued on: 27/11/2019 - 23:20Modified: 27/11/2019 - 23:18 Geneva (AFP) Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January -- more than double the toll in the country's Ebola epidemic -- the World Health Organization said Wednesday. "The DRC (measles) outbreak is the largest outbreak worldwide. It is one of the largest that we have seen," Kate O'Brien, director of the WHO's immunisation department, told reporters in Geneva

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