The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.
Failure or imperfection of vision at night or in dim light, with good vision only on bright days. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Total loss of vision in all or part of the visual field due to bilateral OCCIPITAL LOBE (i.e., VISUAL CORTEX) damage or dysfunction. Anton syndrome is characterized by the psychic denial of true, organic cortical blindness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p460)
Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, etc.).
Filarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of Onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. The microfilariae of Onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. They migrate through various tissues including the eye. Those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. The incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in Central America and parts of Africa.
Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.
Dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions. It may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.
A chronic infection of the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS.
Transmission of gene defects or chromosomal aberrations/abnormalities which are expressed in extreme variation in the structure or function of the eye. These may be evident at birth, but may be manifested later with progression of the disorder.
Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.
Diseases affecting the eye.
Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).
An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.
Deviations from the average or standard indices of refraction of the eye through its dioptric or refractive apparatus.
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN A in the diet, characterized by NIGHT BLINDNESS and other ocular manifestations such as dryness of the conjunctiva and later of the cornea (XEROPHTHALMIA). Vitamin A deficiency is a very common problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries as a consequence of famine or shortages of vitamin A-rich foods. In the United States it is found among the urban poor, the elderly, alcoholics, and patients with malabsorption. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1179)
Damage or trauma inflicted to the eye by external means. The concept includes both surface injuries and intraocular injuries.
Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.
Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
Diseases of the cornea.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Defects of color vision are mainly hereditary traits but can be secondary to acquired or developmental abnormalities in the CONES (RETINA). Severity of hereditary defects of color vision depends on the degree of mutation of the ROD OPSINS genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.
A species of parasitic nematodes widely distributed throughout central Africa and also found in northern South America, southern Mexico, and Guatemala. Its intermediate host and vector is the blackfly or buffalo gnat.
Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
A surgical specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.
Disorder occurring in the central or peripheral area of the cornea. The usual degree of transparency becomes relatively opaque.
Disease of the RETINA as a complication of DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the progressive microvascular complications, such as ANEURYSM, interretinal EDEMA, and intraocular PATHOLOGIC NEOVASCULARIZATION.
A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)
Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.
Genetic diseases that are linked to gene mutations on the X CHROMOSOME in humans (X CHROMOSOME, HUMAN) or the X CHROMOSOME in other species. Included here are animal models of human X-linked diseases.
Infection with nematodes of the genus ONCHOCERCA. Characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, PRURITUS, and ocular lesions.
Transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. This may be caused by emboli from the CAROTID ARTERY (usually in association with CAROTID STENOSIS) and other locations that enter the central RETINAL ARTERY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p245)
Inflammation of the cornea.
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Adjustment of the eyes under conditions of low light. The sensitivity of the eye to light is increased during dark adaptation.
Glaucoma in which the angle of the anterior chamber is open and the trabecular meshwork does not encroach on the base of the iris.
Absence of crystalline lens totally or partially from field of vision, from any cause except after cataract extraction. Aphakia is mainly congenital or as result of LENS DISLOCATION AND SUBLUXATION.
A rare degenerative inherited eye disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life that results in a loss of vision. Not to be confused with LEBER HEREDITARY OPTIC NEUROPATHY, the disease is thought to be caused by abnormal development of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS in the RETINA, or by the extremely premature degeneration of retinal cells.
A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Photosensitive afferent neurons located in the peripheral retina, with their density increases radially away from the FOVEA CENTRALIS. Being much more sensitive to light than the RETINAL CONE CELLS, the rod cells are responsible for twilight vision (at scotopic intensities) as well as peripheral vision, but provide no color discrimination.
A disease of the eye in which the eyelashes abnormally turn inwards toward the eyeball producing constant irritation caused by motion of the lids.
The status of health in rural populations.
Education of the individual who markedly deviates intellectually, physically, socially, or emotionally from those considered to be normal, thus requiring special instruction.
The process in which light signals are transformed by the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS into electrical signals which can then be transmitted to the brain.
Enzymes that catalyze the rearrangement of geometry about double bonds. EC 5.2.
Images used to comment on such things as contemporary events, social habits, or political trends; usually executed in a broad or abbreviated manner.
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
The teaching or training of those individuals with visual disability.
Specialized PHOTOTRANSDUCTION neurons in the vertebrates, such as the RETINAL ROD CELLS and the RETINAL CONE CELLS. Non-visual photoreceptor neurons have been reported in the deep brain, the PINEAL GLAND and organs of the circadian system.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Application of tests and examinations to identify visual defects or vision disorders occurring in specific populations, as in school children, the elderly, etc. It is differentiated from VISION TESTS, which are given to evaluate/measure individual visual performance not related to a specific population.
A refractive error in which rays of light entering the EYE parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the RETINA when accommodation (ACCOMMODATION, OCULAR) is relaxed. This results from an overly curved CORNEA or from the eyeball being too long from front to back. It is also called nearsightedness.
Inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, and commonly involving the other tunics (sclera and cornea, and the retina). (Dorland, 27th ed)
A pair of ophthalmic lenses in a frame or mounting which is supported by the nose and ears. The purpose is to aid or improve vision. It does not include goggles or nonprescription sun glasses for which EYE PROTECTIVE DEVICES is available.
A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.
A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian peninsula. Its capital is Masqat. Before the 16th century it was ruled by independent emirs but was captured and controlled by the Portuguese 1508-1648. In 1741 it was recovered by a descendent of Yemen's imam. After its decline in the 19th century, it became virtually a political and economic dependency within the British Government of India, retaining close ties with Great Britain by treaty from 1939 to 1970 when it achieved autonomy. The name was recorded by Pliny in the 1st century A.D. as Omana, said to be derived from the founder of the state, Oman ben Ibrahim al-Khalil. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p890; Oman Embassy, Washington; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.
Devices that help people with impaired sensory responses.
An archipelago in Polynesia in the southwest Pacific Ocean, comprising about 150 islands. It is a kingdom whose capital is Nukualofa. It was discovered by the Dutch in 1616, visited by Tasman in 1643, and by Captain Cook in 1773 and 1777. The modern kingdom was established during the reign of King George Tupou I, 1845-93. It became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence in 1970. The name Tonga may be of local origin, meaning either island or holy. Its other name, Friendly Islands, was given by Captain Cook from the welcome given him by the natives. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1219 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p549)
A series of tests used to assess various functions of the eyes.
A genus of parasitic nematodes whose organisms live and breed in skin and subcutaneous tissues. Onchocercal microfilariae may also be found in the urine, blood, or sputum.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The ability to respond to segments of the perceptual experience rather than to the whole.
A country in northeastern Africa. The capital is Khartoum.
Type of vision test used to determine COLOR VISION DEFECTS.

Sensory perception: supernormal hearing in the blind? (1/1462)

A recent experimental study suggests that blind individuals may compensate for their lack of vision with better-than-normal hearing. This provides support for a view dating back to 18th century philosophers, but the data raise as many problems as they solve.  (+info)

Histologic analysis of photochemical lesions produced in rhesus retina by short-wave-length light. (2/1462)

The photopathology of retinal lesions produced by extended exposure (1000 sec) to low corneal power levels (62 microW) of blue light (441 nm) was investigated by light microscopy in 20 rhesus eyes over an interval ranging from 1 hr to 90 days after exposure. Results indicate a nonthermal type of photochemical lesion originating in the retinal pigment epithelium and leading to a histological response with hypopigmentation which requires 48 hr to appear. This type of lesion helps to explain solar retinitis and eclipse blindness and has significance for aging and degenerative changes in the retina.  (+info)

A new X linked neurodegenerative syndrome with mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, mild hypomyelination, and early death maps to the pericentromeric region. (3/1462)

We report on a family with an X linked neurodegenerative disorder consisting of mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, and early death. Neuropathological examination showed mild hypomyelination. By linkage analysis, the underlying genetic defect could be assigned to the pericentromeric region of the X chromosome with a maximum lod score of 3.30 at theta=0.0 for the DXS1204 locus with DXS337 and PGK1P1 as flanking markers.  (+info)

Changing trends in barriers to cataract surgery in India. (4/1462)

Cataract is a major cause of blindness in Asia. Efforts in India to provide cataract surgical services have had limited success in reaching the cataract-blind population. Earlier studies identified the major barriers to cataract surgery as poverty, lack of transportation or felt need, or sex related; and the critical barriers in rural areas as lack of awareness, difficult access, and cost. Compared with these earlier data, the results of the present study in Karnataka State indicate a shift in the character of the barriers. They now appear to be more related to case selection and service provision. These shifts are analysed and alternative strategies to increase the uptake to cataract surgery are recommended.  (+info)

Economic burden of blindness in India. (5/1462)

Economic analysis is one way to determine the allocation of scarce resources for health-care programs. The initial step in this process is to estimate in economic terms the burden of diseases and the benefit from interventions for prevention and treatment of these diseases. In this paper, the direct and indirect economic loss due to blindness in India is calculated on the basis of certain assumptions. The cost of treating cataract blindness in India is estimated at current prices. The economic burden of blindness in India for the year 1997 based on our assumptions is Rs. 159 billion (US$ 4.4 billion), and the cumulative loss over lifetime of the blind is Rs. 2,787 billion (US$ 77.4 billion). Childhood blindness accounts for 28.7% of this lifetime loss. The cost of treating all cases of cataract blindness in India is Rs. 5.3 billion (US$ 0.15 billion). Similar estimates for causes of blindness other than cataract have to be made in order to develop a comprehensive approach to deal with blindness in India.  (+info)

No effect of pinealectomy on the parallel shift in circadain rhythms of adrenocortical activity and food intake in blinded rats. (6/1462)

Twenty-four-hr patterns of plasma corticosterone levels were determined at 4-hr intervals every 3-4 weeks in sighted and blinded pinealectomized rats of adult age. Through the whole period of the experiment, 24-hr patterns of food intake were also measured weekly. The sighted rats manifested the same 24-hr patterns of plasma corticosterone levels and food intake for 15 weeks after pinealectomy as those observed in the intact control rats. The magnitude of peak levels of plasma corticosterone and the amount of food intake did not differ between the two groups. A phase shift in circadian rhythms of plasma corticosterone levels and food intake was observed in both groups of blinded rats, with and without pinealectomy. Between the two groups, the patterns of phase shift were essentially similar for 10 weeks examined after optic enucleation. The peak elevation of plasma levels took place at 11 p.m. at the end of the 4th week after optic enucleation. Thereafter, 4- to 8-hr delay of peak appearance was observed every 3 weeks. No significant differences were found in peak values between the two groups of blinded rats. Furthermore, the circadian rhythm of food intake shifted in parallel with that of plasma corticosterone levels. A phase reversal of these two activities was observed between the 8th and 10th week after the operation. These results indicate that the pineal gland does not play any important role either in the maintenance of normal circadian periodicities of adrenocortical activity and food intake or in the shift in circadian rhythms of the two activities in the blinded rats.  (+info)

Elementary visual hallucinations, blindness, and headache in idiopathic occipital epilepsy: differentiation from migraine. (7/1462)

This is a qualitative and chronological analysis of ictal and postictal symptoms, frequency of seizures, family history, response to treatment, and prognosis in nine patients with idiopathic occipital epilepsy and visual seizures. Ictal elementary visual hallucinations are stereotyped for each patient, usually lasting for seconds. They consist of mainly multiple, bright coloured, small circular spots, circles, or balls. Mostly, they appear in a temporal hemifield often moving contralaterally or in the centre where they may be flashing. They may multiply and increase in size in the course of the seizure and may progress to other non-visual occipital seizure symptoms and more rarely to extra-occipital manifestations and convulsions. Blindness occurs usually from the beginning and postictal headache, often indistinguishable from migraine, is common. It is concluded that elementary visual hallucinations in occipital seizures are entirely different from visual aura of migraine when individual elements of colour, shape, size, location, movement, speed of development, duration, and progress are synthesised together. Postictal headache does not show preference for those with a family history of migraine. Most of the patients are misdiagnosed as having migraine with aura, basilar migraine, acephalgic migraine, or migralepsy simply because physicians are not properly informed of differential diagnostic criteria. As a result, treatment may be delayed for years. Response to carbamazepine is excellent and seizures may remit.  (+info)

Developing a model to reduce blindness in India: The International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care. (8/1462)

With the continuing high magnitude of blindness in India, fresh approaches are needed to effectively deal with this burden on society. The International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care (ICARE) has been established at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad to develop such an approach. This paper describes how ICARE functions to meet its objective. The three major functions of ICARE are design and implementation of rural eye-care centres, human resource development for eye care, and community eye-health planning. ICARE works with existing eye-care centres, as well as those being planned, in underserved areas of India and other parts of the developing world. The approach being developed by ICARE, along with its partners, to reduce blindness is that of comprehensive eye care with due emphasis on preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects. This approach involves the community in which blindness is sought to be reduced by understanding how the people perceive eye health and the barriers to eye care, thereby enabling development of strategies to prevent blindness. Emphasis is placed on providing good-quality eye care with attention to reasonable infrastructure and equipment, developing a resource of adequately trained eye-care professionals of all cadres, developing a professional environment satisfactory for patients as well as eye-care providers, and the concept of good management and financial self-sustainability. Community-based rehabilitation of those with incurable blindness is also part of this approach. ICARE plans to work intensively with its partners and develop these concepts further, thereby effectively bringing into practice the concept of comprehensive eye care for the community in underserved parts of India, and later in other parts of the developing world. In addition, ICARE is involved in assessing the current situation regarding the various aspects of blindness through well-designed epidemiologic studies, and projecting the eye-care needs for the future with the help of reliable information. With balanced attention to infrastructure, manpower, financial self-sustenance, and future planning, ICARE intends to develop a practical model to effectively reduce blindness in India on a long-term basis.  (+info)

There are an estimated 45 million blind people in the world of whom only 3% are children.1 This dramatic difference in numbers of blind adults compared with children accounts in part for the relatively minor importance that has been attributed to the problem surrounding childhood blindness. Certainly, the well organised advocacy groups for the elderly in many developed countries are not matched by comparable ones for children. The result of this can be seen in the difference in resources made available for health services and research for adult blindness versus childhood blindness. One hopes that, now that the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for Prevention of Blindness have developed a global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness and have included childhood blindness as one of its five key areas, this will change.2 In this issue of theBJO (p 1149) Kocur and co-workers report on the causes of severe visual impairment (visual acuity in the better eye less than 6/60) ...
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At the Sixty-first World Health Assembly in 2008, Member States requested that an action plan be developed that would address the eye-health agenda, and complement the existing Action plan for the global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, endorsed in resolution WHA61.14.. The World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat developed a draft action plan for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment using an open consultative process, thereby benefiting from the valuable expertise and diverse experience of Member States and international partners.. The draft action plan was endorsed at the 124th session of the Executive Board in January 2009. Subsequently, the Sixty-second World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA62.1 Prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment, endorsing the Action plan for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Resolution WHA62.1 also builds on previous related Health Assembly ...
Researchers have found a method for reversing congenital blindness in mice. The technique involves changing cells in the retina - called Müller glia - into rod photoreceptors, light-sensitive cells which help people see in low light. The findings of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study appear in the journal Nature ...
American researchers have developed a Bluetooth-based system which would allow blind people to hear information about their immediate surroundings in the same way that others read posters, signs or notices.. The Talking Points system was developed at the University of Michigan, and will be presented at international conferences in the UK and Korea next week.. Talking Points can be viewed as a first step in the direction of an audio virtual reality designed for people with blindness and very useful to the sighted community as well, according to James Knox of the U Mich electrical engineering and computer science department.. The idea is that simple bluetooth beacons, probably in plugtop format, could be sold for less than $20. The beacon would have a unique serial number, which would be the only information it transmitted.. The purchaser of a beacon would then be able to log into a website and input information referenced to the beacon number. This could be an advert for a business, a ...
Adversity faces all of us, but for many people the thought of losing vision, our dominant sense, is a horrifying prospect. Read on to to discover how these three amazing blind people have overcome their disability to achieve amazing things and inspire us all.
People think its some kind of magic, said Polly Abbott, director of rehabilitation services at Second Sense, formerly the Guild for the Blind, on how blind people learn to get around on their
I just want to know what blind people may or may not see in their dreams or more interestingly hallucinogens? I mean if they were completely blind from birth and had no concept of colours or anything
It is very rare that I use the title of the project as the title of the post, but this one is just too magically perfect not to do that. This project goes by the incredibly long name Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People and it rocks. It uses supersonic signals aka sonar to both send out signals and receive them when they bounce back, giving then warning to the user of oncoming danger through sounds and vibrations.. The beauty in this project lies in the simplicity. Think first of being able to see everything around you. Then think about not being able to see anything. Then think about how wonderful it would be to have an object so simple it can fit in your hand give you another sense to replace the one you lost. Not quite as good as eyes, but its certainly something.. Designer: Minhye Kim. ...
Haptic Reader is a concept device that features an innovative way of helping blind people on reading non-Braille books. This device incorporates a flat glass
Here I answer a question Ive seen asked numerous times. Do blind people have heightened senses? What happens when one sense is lost or weak?
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With blind people always being portrayed as helpless, supernatural or inspirational in the media, blogger Alex Man speaks out to try dispel these misconceptions.
This paper presents an assistive system for the visually impaired and blind people which helps them using public transport means. The proposed system uses mobile phones as a medium for passenger infor
AIMS To determine the anatomical site and underlying causes of blindness and severe visual impairment in children under 16 years of age in special education in the Peoples Republic of China with a view to determining potentially preventable and treatable causes.. METHODS A national study of children attending schools for the blind in China was conducted between April and June 1998 using the WHO Prevention of Blindness Programme (WHO/PBL) eye examination record for children with blindness and low vision. Eight Chinese ophthalmologists attended a training workshop before conducting the study. 36 blind schools in 18 provinces of China were included.. RESULTS 1245 children aged between 5 and 15 years were examined, of whom 1131 (91%) were blind or severely visually impaired (visual acuity less than 6/60 in the better eye). The commonest anatomical sites of visual loss were whole globe (mainly microphthalmos) 25.5% and retina (mainly dystrophies) 24.9%. Lens was the major site in 18.8%, optic nerve ...
On World Sight Day, eye care organisations around the world take note of new data that shows that global eye care efforts are at serious risk of being overwhelmed-unless we act now. New data published in the Lancet Global Health shows that decades of declining avoidable blindness-those with uncorrected refractive errors and cataract-is plateauing, and is projected to increase between 2015 and 2050.. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an international alliance of eye care organisations, has launched the IAPB Vision Atlas with the latest global data and evidence on blindness and vision impairment this World Sight Day (12 October 2017).. A new paper by the Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) published yesterday in the Lancet Global Health identifies the leading causes of Blindness and Moderate and Severe Vision Impairment (MSVI) in 2015. Of the 253 million people who are blind or MSVI, uncorrected refractive errors (123.8 million people) and cataract (65.2 million) are ...
The WHO childhood blindness software analyses eye examination records for children with blindness and low vision. The eye examination record records causes of visual loss amongst children in blind school and hospital based studies. It can also be used in population based surveys to record causes of visual loss and blindness in children. Note: This…
The hippocampus has exhibited navigation-related changes in volume and activity after visual deprivation; however, the resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) changes of the hippocampus in the blind remains unknown. In this study, we focused on sub-region-specific rsFC changes of the hippocampus and their association with the onset age of blindness. The rsFC patterns of the hippocampal sub-regions (head, body and tail) were compared among 20 congenitally blind (CB), 42 late blind (LB), and 50 sighted controls (SC). Compared with the SC, both the CB and the LB showed increased hippocampal rsFCs with the posterior cingulate cortex, angular gyrus, parieto-occpital sulcus, middle occipito-temporal conjunction, inferior temporal gyrus, orbital frontal cortex, and middle frontal gyrus. In the blind subjects, the hippocampal tail had more extensive rsFC changes than the anterior hippocampus (body and head). The CB and the LB had similar changes in hippocampal rsFC. These altered rsFCs of the hippocampal
Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataract in overall importance. The epidemiology of corneal blindness is complicated and encompasses a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases that cause corneal scarring, which ultimately leads to functional blindness. In addition, the prevalence of corneal disease varies from country to country and even from one population to another. While cataract is responsible for nearly 20 million of the 45 million blind people in the world, the next major cause is trachoma which blinds 4.9 million individuals, mainly as a result of corneal scarring and vascularization. Ocular trauma and corneal ulceration are significant causes of corneal blindness that are often underreported but may be responsible for 1.5-2.0 million new cases of monocular blindness every year.. ...
An estimated 14 million of the worlds children are blind. A blind child is more likely to live in socioeconomic deprivation, to be more frequently hospitalised during childhood and to die in childhood than a child not living with blindness. This update of a previous review on childhood visual impairment focuses on emerging therapies for children with severe visual disability (severe visual impairment and blindness or SVI/BL).. For children in higher income countries, cerebral visual impairment and optic nerve anomalies remain the most common causes of SVI/BL, while retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and cataract are now the most common avoidable causes. The constellation of causes of childhood blindness in lower income settings is shifting from infective and nutritional corneal opacities and congenital anomalies to more resemble the patterns seen in higher income settings. Improvements in maternal and neonatal health and investment in and maintenance of national ophthalmic care infrastructure are ...
More than 40 million people in the developing world cant see their children, parents, and friends because they are blind, yet most blindness can be prevented or cured with inexpensive medicine or operations. With our partners we have the medicines and medical know-how to give millions of people the gift of sight. But do you and I have the will?. Many cures for blindness are tragically simple. Trachoma infection causes horrible pain, scarring and eventually blindness… and it affects millions of children around the world. But a simple $8 operation can fix these problems, sparing a child years of infections resulting in a lifetime time in the dark. Cataract surgery, to replace the eyes cloudy lens and restore sight, costs $28 for an adult, $121 for a child.. We have the power to stop the tragedy of needless blindness by urging the international community to increase assistance for medicine and medical care that can cure or prevent blindness, and by creating opportunities for blind people who ...
Nigeria is among the ten most populated countries in the world. Despite its size there had been no earlier national estimate of the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment before the Nigeria national blindness and visual impairment survey was conducted between 2005 and 2007. Six collaborating institutions took part and ICEH provided technical guidance for the survey design, provision of training, external supervision of the survey activities, data analysis and report writing.. As a result, for the first time scientifically valid data are available for the entire country providing the epidemiological evidence and data needed for eye care planning, priority setting, advocacy and for measuring the impact of service delivery in Nigeria. The data also contribute towards the global database of blindness, which is being used for global planning, advocacy, resource mobilisation and to monitor VISION 2020 initiatives.. ...
D.N.I.S. News Network U.S. Researchers recently revealed that a tiny electrical implant that attaches to the retina may some day restore partial sight to millions of people who lose sight by age-related macular degeneration.. At the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Fransisco, the researchers stated that the device is part of a new class of smart prostheses that link with the brain and nervous system to restore function lost to disease or injury. The artificial retina is designed to take the place of photoreceptor cells in the brain that are charged with capturing and processing light. Professor of Ophtalmology at the University of Southern California Dr. Mark Humayun said, We anticipate this technology will help blind patients who have lost their sight through macular degeneration. Dr. Humayun and is colleagues have joined hands with the privately held Second Sight Medical Products to develop the implant, which has just got clearance from U.S. ...
According to the International Classification of Diseases - 10 (ICD-10), four levels of visual function have been described viz normal vision, moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment and lastly blindness. Hence, blindness represents the worst case scenario in the spectrum of visual function. Moderate and severe visual impairment are collectively referred to as Low Vision whereas blindness essentially refers to a complete loss of vision.. In the light of the enormous burden of visual impairment especially in the developing countries, the World Health Assembly under the aegis of the World Health Organization instituted an action plan to facilitate universal access to eye health. The aim was to achieve at least 25% reduction in the number of cases of preventable visual impairment by 2019 ...
Last year Conchita Hernández hosted a blindness workshop in the border town of McAllen, Texas. She wasnt sure how many people would show up. McAllen sits on the US border with Mexico, a city surrounded on all sides by government checkpoints - a civic purgatory for undocumented immigrants who cant move back or forward. It wasnt clear how many blind students there were in McAllen, but, when a quality service is offered, word spreads. Sixteen families showed up, each united by the same pursuits: healthier options, better information, and a better life for their blind children.. Life is not perfect for blind children in South Texas, and many blind children still do not qualify for services in the American system because of their immigration status. The prospects in Mexico, however, are worse. Blindness alone is not a qualifier for asylum, and so many families with blind children attempt to cross the border on their own. One case, in Nogales, AZ in April, saw a blind 6-year-old and her 4-year-old ...
In spite of amazing technical progress, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in the world, affecting almost half (45%) of the 40 to 45 million blind people worldwide according to the WHO, this number increases to 180 million when people with «visual deficiency» are included [9, 10].. Evidently, cataracts pertain to the 80% of cases of blindness that are considered avoidable and, in developed countries, they are no longer a major cause of irreversible blindness. Nowadays, for example, cataracts are considered to be the principal pathology in not much more than 2% of the affiliates of ONCE (Spanish National Organization for the blind [11]). In spite of this, demographic growth and increase in life expectancy, growing more rapidly than the availability of modern surgical treatment in vast areas of the world, will cause cataracts to contribute considerably to the increase of the total number of blind people in the world, the number of whom is estimated to reach 100 million by about 2020 ...
The investigators will use passive repetitive tactile stimulation over a period of 3 months, one hour a day for five days a week, with vertical, horizontal and oblique lines generated randomly by a tactile stimulator. Our aim is (a) to study if repetitive tactile stimulation can create cross-modality and improve recognition and localization of patterns in blind people, (b) to evaluate the impact of this training on brain activity the investigators performed high-density scalp EEG recording during the initial stimulation session and in the last one. And (c) measure the functional connectivity of the brain with resting state MRI pre and post training. The resting state MRI protocol consist on one run of T1WI and three bold runs (TE=30ms,TR=3000ms, flip angle 90º,voxel size 3mm, 124 time points, 0 gap).. Cross-modality sensory stimulation may offer a good opportunity to improve recognition, localization and navigation in blind people. Although the neural substrate of this multimodality integration ...
Thank you to everyone here from the NFB and the NOPBC. Im excited to share with everyone about my career and my experiences getting to where I am now. I work in a cognitive neuroscience lab. That means that we study how the brain functions. Specifically, were interested in mental processes. Were looking at how blind people use parts of the brain that ordinarily handle vision. We want to learn what those areas typically devoted to vision are doing instead in people who are blind. I want to give you some background on how I got to this position. Ive been a science geek for as long as I can remember. We talk about there being no limits. Although I grew up blind, the idea was never planted in my head that there could be limits in the first place. My parents simply expected that if all the sighted kids were doing something, Id be doing it, too. One of the myths out there is that blind people cant do science, that you need sight to pursue a scientific career. I cant think of anything that is ...
Blindness is the story of an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and the social breakdown that swiftly follows. The novel follows the misfortunes of a handful of characters who are among the first to be stricken and centers around a doctor and his wife, several of the doctors patients, and assorted others, thrown together by chance. This group bands together in a family-like unit to survive by their wits and by the unexplained good fortune that the doctors wife has escaped the blindness. The sudden onset and unexplained origin and nature of the blindness cause widespread panic, and the social order rapidly unravels as the government attempts to contain the apparent contagion and keep order via increasingly repressive and inept measures. The first part of the novel follows the experiences of the central characters in the filthy, overcrowded asylum where they and other blind people have been quarantined. Hygiene, living conditions, and morale ...
Blindness is the story of an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and the social breakdown that swiftly follows. The novel follows the misfortunes of a handful of characters who are among the first to be stricken and centers on the doctors wife, her husband, several of his patients, and assorted others, who are thrown together by chance. After lengthy and traumatic quarantine in an asylum, the group bands together in a family-like unit to survive by their wits and by the unexplained good fortune that the doctors wife has escaped the blindness. The sudden onset and unexplained origin and nature of the blindness cause widespread panic, and the social order rapidly unravels as the government attempts to contain the apparent contagion and keep order via increasingly repressive and inept measures. The first part of the novel follows the experiences of the central characters in the filthy, overcrowded asylum where they and other blind people have ...
by Donna J. Jodhan Would it be fair to say that in general, the blind community could be one of the most misunderstood groups? If so, then why? Could it be that we are misunderstood because maybe and just maybe, the mainstream society has probably not taken enough time to get to know us? Or maybe is it because that they have not been exposed to our world enough? I guess that we could probably offer several explanations for this but at the end of the day, this is the situation. As for my humble opinion, I offer these possibilities: I believe that when it comes to blind people in general, most of our mainstream society have somehow managed to erect artificial barriers towards us. These would include attitude, perception, and belief. Let us first look at attitude. There seems to exist an attitude from many mainstream people that blind people should probably be viewed as not being fully able to be contributors to society. In short, we may be viewed more as people who need to be helped rather than as ...
I am full-time Mass Communication faculty at Towson University in Maryland and adjunct faculty in the City University of New York (CUNY) Masters in Disability Studies program. I research media and disability issues and wrote a 2010 book on the subject: Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media, published by Advocado Press. The media have real power to define what the public knows about disability and thats what I research ...
There are many blind people who can swim perfectly well, and would enjoy swimming around independently in the open sea, but obviously this presents many hazards, but only for those who dont yet have the use of a Swimming Eye Squid.. Some squid have an extremely well developed single eye, with extraordinary vision, matched by an intelligence that makes them the perfect underwater assistant for people with limited or no vision. Following an appropriate period of training, Swimming Eye Squid will become the best underwater friend for a suitable blind person. Wearing an appropriate harness, they will gently lead their companion on a pleasurable aquatic adventure in total safety.. Under development: Seeing Eye Giraffe for ridiculously tall blind people ...
Blindness in children worldwide Apart from cataract, trachoma and onchocerciasis, which are specific diseases, the Global Initiative has also targeted childhood blindness - blindness from any cause occurring in a person aged 15 or less. Why is this relatively uncommon problem such a high priority? Corneal scarring after vitamin A deficiency. © John DC Anderson…
The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a rapid survey methodology developed at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). It is a population based survey of visual impairment and eye care services among people aged 50 years and over.. ...
The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a rapid survey methodology developed at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). It is a population based survey of visual impairment and eye care services among people aged 50 years and over.. ...
in the field can understand. This model of blindness is expressed through heartfelt concerns about security and safety, and even by enforced custody and care. Clients of agencies holding this view of blindness will generally be passive, minimally involved in training and marginally employed, often in a sheltered setting; and regardless of how many services they receive, they will usually be seen to need even more.. The second view for blindness is in the minority, but it is the one we do our best to apply at the Colorado Center for the Blind. We consider blindness to be a physical characteristic and little more. Its problems, for the most part, are rooted in social attitudes each of us has internalized to such an extent that the problems attributed to blindness seem real. Since blind people are already using safe and effective methods of daily living, independent travel and communication, we think the problems of blindness are best addressed through an active program of individual skills ...
Importance: The number of individuals with visual impairment and blindness is increasing in the United States and around the globe as a result of shifting demographics and aging populations. Tracking the number and characteristics of individuals with VI and blindness is especially important given the negative effect of these conditions on physical and mental health.. Objectives: To determine the demographic and geographic variations in visual impairment and blindness in adults in the U.S. population in 2015 and to estimate the projected prevalence through 2050.. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this population-based, cross-sectional [i.e., at one specific point in time] study, data were pooled from adults 40 years and older from six major population-based studies on visual impairment and blindness in the United States. Prevalence of visual impairment and blindness were reported by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and per-capita prevalence by state using the U.S. Census projections (January 1, ...
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Jageland Hampus, a Swedish designer, has developed a spice range targeted towards the visually impaired: I decided to create an identity, packaging, and product design, which is suitable for blind people as well as visually impaired. Blind people cook just as much as people who are visually able, but to make it easier for them, they use a number of different methods including placing text in Braille on all of their products. The identity logo I designed for the ingredient range is made out of the Braille representation of the letters a and b. Consequently, by only using the elements that is building up the regular letters a and b, Hampus communicated the name of the ingredient range in a strong and simplistic way, which both can be read by blind and visual able.
Abstract: Change blindness refers to human inability to recognize large visual changes between images. In this paper, we present the first computational model of change blindness to quantify the degree of blindness between an image pair. It comprises a novel context-dependent saliency model and a measure of change, the former dependent on the site of the change, and the latter describing the amount of change. This saliency model in particular addresses the influence of background complexity, which plays an important role in the phenomenon of change blindness. Using the proposed computational model, we are able to synthesize changed images with desired degrees of blindness. User studies and comparisons to state-of-the-art saliency models demonstrate the effectiveness of our model ...
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, AFB is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss. We champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies. Like Helen Keller, AFBs most famous ambassador, we are committed to creating a more equitable world for people with disabilities. From infancy to education, career, and retirement, AFB is there to help at every stage of life.
Translated from the Portugese by Giovanni Pontiero. Blindness is the most powerful book I have ever read. From the beginning, to the end my adrenaline levels were high, and my heart was beating so fast youd have thought Id been out running!. Blindness is a terrifying account of what could happen to us, if we were all to lose our sight. The book begins with one man suddenly losing his vision while waitng at traffic lights in his car. Someone offers to help the blind man back home, and it isnt long before he becomes blind too. It quickly becomes obvious that the blindness is highly contagious, and so all the blind people, and those who have been in close contact with them, are rounded up and sent to an old mental hospital. Trapped in this old building, with an increasing number of people, conditions quickly deteriorate. Fights break out over the small amount of food, sanitation becomes almost non-existent, and it isnt long before people are dying.. There is one woman who has not gone blind; ...
Translated from the Portugese by Giovanni Pontiero. Blindness is the most powerful book I have ever read. From the beginning, to the end my adrenaline levels were high, and my heart was beating so fast youd have thought Id been out running!. Blindness is a terrifying account of what could happen to us, if we were all to lose our sight. The book begins with one man suddenly losing his vision while waitng at traffic lights in his car. Someone offers to help the blind man back home, and it isnt long before he becomes blind too. It quickly becomes obvious that the blindness is highly contagious, and so all the blind people, and those who have been in close contact with them, are rounded up and sent to an old mental hospital. Trapped in this old building, with an increasing number of people, conditions quickly deteriorate. Fights break out over the small amount of food, sanitation becomes almost non-existent, and it isnt long before people are dying.. There is one woman who has not gone blind; ...
Blindness can be defined physiologically as the condition of lacking sight. The definition as it applies to people thus legally classified is, however, more complex. The term blindness also applies to partial visual impairment: In North America and most of Europe, legal blindness is defined as vision of 20/200 (6/60) or less in the better eye with correction. People with normal acuity who nonetheless have a visual field of less than 20 degrees - the norm being 180 degrees - are also classified as being legally blind. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines legal blindness as vision of 20/400 (3/60) or less in the better eye with correction. They also accept people with a visual field of less than 10 degrees under that heading. Approximately ten percent of those classified as being legally blind are actually sightless. The rest have some vision, from light perception alone to relatively good acuity. ...
RESTORING SIGHT WORLDWIDE SINCE 1974. Founded in 1974, the staff, board and volunteers of SEE International are dedicated to restoring sight to blind people worldwide.. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, SEE International effectively links doctors willing to share their time and expertise with impoverished individuals in critical need of sight-restoring surgery in developing countries. Nearly 90% of blind people live in developing countries, where SEE International focuses the majority of its work. Over the last four decades, SEE International has screened approximately 3.6 million individuals and completed more than 440,000 surgeries worldwide through a generous global volunteer network of more than 650 ophthalmic surgeons, registered nurses, and technicians.. In addition to its international work, SEE International is dedicated to serving its local community. In the mid-1980s, the Santa Barbara Vision Care Program was created to address the need for free comprehensive eye care with ...
Daniel Kish has no eyes. He lost them to cancer at just 13 months of age, but you wouldnt be able to tell from watching him. The 44-year-old happily walks round cities, goes for hikes, rides mountain bikes, plays basketball, and teaches other blind youngsters to do the same. Brian Bushway helps him. Now 28 years old, Bushway lost his vision at 14, when his optic nerves wasted away. But, like Kish, he finds his way around with an ease that belies his disability.. Both Kish and Bushway have learned to use sonar. By making clicks with their tongue and listening to the rebounding echoes, they can see the world in sound, in the same way that dolphins and bats can. They are not alone. A small but growing number of people can also echolocate. Some develop the skill late in life, like Bushway; others come to it early, like Kish. Some use props like canes to produce the echoes; others, just click with their tongues.. The echoes are loaded with information, not just about the position of objects, but ...
Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings advance efforts toward regenerative therapies for blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. A report of the findings appears online today in Nature. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.. This is the first report of scientists reprogramming Müller glia to become functional rod photoreceptors in the mammalian retina, said Thomas N. Greenwell, Ph.D., NEI program director for retinal neuroscience. Rods allow us to see in low light, but they may also help preserve cone photoreceptors, which are important for color vision and high visual acuity. Cones tend to die in later-stage eye diseases. If rods can be regenerated from inside the eye, this might be a strategy for treating diseases of the eye that affect photoreceptors.. Photoreceptors are ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cortical blindness and Anton syndrome in a patient with obstetric hemorrhage. AU - Argenta, Peter A. AU - Morgan, Mark A.. PY - 1998/5. Y1 - 1998/5. N2 - Background: Cortical blindness is characterized by loss of vision in the presence of intact anterior visual pathways. Anton syndrome, a form of anosognosia, is a rare complication of cortical blindness involving compromise of the visual association centers, with resulting patient denial of blindness. Both syndromes have been associated with computed tomography findings of localized cortical ischemia. In most cases, both the clinical and radiologic features are reversible. Case: A woman with hemorrhage from an incomplete abortion at 21 weeks experienced cortical blindness and visual anosognosia. Conclusion: Cortical blindness and anosognosia are unusual manifestations of severe hemorrhage but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with atypical visual symptoms.. AB - Background: Cortical blindness is ...
Welcome to our public face blindness (prosopagnosia) discussion forum.Face blind people, family members, friends, researchers, counselors, faculty, and students are all welcome here!Appropriate topics here are questions about face blindness, living with face blindness, research youre doing, subjects you might be seeking, or news about face blindness research, news coverage, etc. Some face blind people who receive posts here may respond to you directly, rather than posting here. To assure that those of you who are subscribers receive only on-topic mail, submissions are moderated but should propagate within a few hours. When you first post, we ask that you begin with a sentence or two introducing yourself. Things to mention might be your name, your location or university, and your involvement with face blindness (such as you have it, youre a researcher, etc.)The Yahoo interface can be confusing. We have a web page that lists our group ground rules and gives technical hints such as how to subscribe and
The prognosis of a patient with acquired cortical blindness depends largely on the original cause of the blindness. For instance, patients with bilateral occipital lesions have a much lower chance of recovering vision than patients who suffered a transient ischemic attack or women who experienced complications associated with eclampsia.[2][3] In patients with acquired cortical blindness, a permanent complete loss of vision is rare.[2] The development of cortical blindness into the milder cortical visual impairment is a more likely outcome.[2] Furthermore, some patients regain vision completely, as is the case with transient cortical blindness associated with eclampsia and the side effects of certain anti-epilepsy drugs. Recent research by Krystel R. Huxlin and others on the relearning of complex visual motion following V1 damage has offered potentially promising treatments for individuals with acquired cortical blindness.[10] These treatments focus on retraining and retuning certain intact ...
Previous research has shown that early monocular blindness from unilateral enucleation (surgical removal of one eye) results in equivalent or enhanced form perception but impairments in aspects of motion processing (see Steeves et al., 2008). To further investigate the effects of early monocular blindness on form and motion processing, we compared binocularly and monocularly viewing controls to individuals who were unilaterally enucleated within the first few years of life. Thresholds were measured on three tasks that had not before been tested in this population; 1) contrast discrimination, 2) horizontal speed discrimination, and 3) horizontal coherent motion discrimination. Preliminary data are consistent with previous research showing early monocular blindness results in equivalent or enhanced sensitivity compared to binocularly and monocularly viewing controls at some contrasts. It also results in higher motion discrimination thresholds for lower speeds and a nasalward bias in the perception ...
Purpose : To compare the probability of going blindness between low and high maximum intraocular pressure (IOP) groups in eyes with normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Methods : We retrospectively investigated 380 patients diagnosed as bilateral NTG between 1985 and 2007, and followed for at least 5 years. We reviewed the patients data of best-corrected visual acuity and visual field from our records. A cut-off value of maximum IOP was tentatively set as 18 mmHg. The blindness was defined according to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. The probabilities of blindness were calculated using Kaplan Meier life-table analyses. Results : The mean age at diagnosis was 55.8 ± 11.8 years. Men were 158, and women were 222. The mean follow-up period was 14.0 ± 5.7 years. The low IOP group included 205 patients (53.9%). Nineteen patients (5.0%) had already had unilateral blindness due to glaucoma at diagnosis. Twenty-two cases (12.6%) in the high IOP group and 16 cases (7.8%) in the low IOP group ...
The Department of Ophthalmology at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) has received a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. RPB is the worlds leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. To date, the organization has awarded grants totaling $1,660,000 to UAB. January 18, 2000. BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Department of Ophthalmology at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) has received a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. RPB is the worlds leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. To date, the organization has awarded grants totaling $1,660,000 to UAB.. This continued funding of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology by Research to Prevent Blindness underscores the importance of vision research, said professor and department chairman, Dr. Lanning B. Kline. There ...
The Countess of Wessex, who is a Global Ambassador of the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness, has been in Bangladesh to visit projects and organisations working to eradicate avoidable blindness.
The global diabetic retinopathy market is anticipated to reach USD 10.08 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising prevalence of diabetes, growing geriatric population, and increasing prevalence of blindness due to diabetes are among the key factors anticipated to bolster market growth over the forecast period. Diabetes is amongst the leading cause of blindness in people. Blindness is caused due to leaking or rupturing of retinal blood vessels, which may be permanent or temporary in nature depending on the disease-stage. According to the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Texas, around 78.0% cases of diabetic retinopathy were reported in 2013 that may eventually lead to loss of vision. In addition, as per the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), diabetic retinopathy was amongst the leading causes of blindness in UK in 2017. Rising patient awareness levels and increasing healthcare expenditure are also among the factors ...
The global diabetic retinopathy market is anticipated to reach USD 10.08 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising prevalence of diabetes, growing geriatric population, and increasing prevalence of blindness due to diabetes are among the key factors anticipated to bolster market growth over the forecast period. Diabetes is amongst the leading cause of blindness in people. Blindness is caused due to leaking or rupturing of retinal blood vessels, which may be permanent or temporary in nature depending on the disease-stage. According to the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Texas, around 78.0% cases of diabetic retinopathy were reported in 2013 that may eventually lead to loss of vision. In addition, as per the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), diabetic retinopathy was amongst the leading causes of blindness in UK in 2017. Rising patient awareness levels and increasing healthcare expenditure are also among the factors ...
First Two Patients in Saudi Arabia Fitted With Argus(R) II Retinal Prosthesis LAUSANNE, Switzerland, and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE /
The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is Australias largest independent special educator. Founded in 1860, it is also one of Australias oldest charities.. RIDBC regularly assists more than 800 children and their families and provides hearing or vision screening for thousands more. It relies heavily on fundraising and community support to continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.. What we do. RIDBC provides a wide range of leading educational programs for children with hearing and/or vision impairment, including services for children with additional disabilities.. Through the RIDBC Teleschool, RIDBC works extensively with children in regional and remote areas around Australia.. As well as conducting centres at several locations in Sydney, Newcastle and the NSW Central Coast, RIDBC provides support services in mainstream schools across Sydney.. RIDBC is strongly committed to Australias indigenous community, screening over 1200 Aboriginal children every year ...
Missouri Council of the Blind promotes the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and supports other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere.
Missouri Council of the Blind promotes the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and supports other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere.
Missouri Council of the Blind promotes the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and supports other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Spontaneous resolution of visual loss due to optic pathway meningioma. T2 - A case report and a review of the literature. AU - Pinzi, Valentina. AU - Caldiera, Valentina. AU - Schembri, Lorella. AU - Cerniauskaite, Milda. AU - Fariselli, Laura. PY - 2016/1/28. Y1 - 2016/1/28. N2 - Background/aim: Meningiomas of the anterior cranial fossa are often diagnosed after impaired visual function occurrence. Some epidemiologic studies suggest an association between exogenous or endogenous hormones and meningioma risk. The aim of this study is to briefly review the literature and relate a case report.Patient and methods: This study presents a case of a 51-year-old woman with a moderate visual loss of 6/10 and markedly constricted visual field in the right eye. A normal visual acuity and peripheral reduction of visual field in the left eye was documented. During medical interview, she reported a prolonged assumption of oral contraceptive. Her visual deterioration had progressed over the ...
India has made huge strides from 2007 to 2019 in improving vision care according to Health Ministry with a reduction of the prevalence of blindness by 47% and a reduction in visual impairment by 51.9% . India has additionally reduced the number of blind from 12 million to 4.8 million during that same period. Despite this phenomenal success, cataracts continue to be a challenge.. In those 50 to 90 years of age, cataracts contribute to 66.2% of overall blindness, 80.7% of visual impairment and 70.2% moderate visual impairment. Additional causes of blindness include glaucoma at 5.50% and corneal opacity at 7.40%. Interestingly, 7.2% of blindness in India is due to complications from cataract surgery. Improvements in the quality of cataract surgery training quality should reduce this last number.. Today, there are 116 million Indian citizens aged 60 years or older. 15.42% currently suffer from visual disabilities. By 2050 the number of Indian senior citizens will increase to 330 million. Without ...
Visually impaired people living in Hastings will benefit thanks to a grant received by a national charity.. British Wireless has recently been supported by the Magdalen and Lasher Charity.. The organisation was founded in the thirteenth century and has been assisting families, schools and people in need in Hastings since then. It has donated £1,000 to BWBF to help people living in the area with sight loss.. The money will be used to provide our popular multimedia players, the Concerto 2, to some of the towns visually impaired people. As well as an easy to use radio, the set also has a CD player, tape deck, SD card slot and USB slot for users to play their audio content in whichever format they choose.. Many visually impaired people are unable to read a newspaper or watch the television, and often spend a lot of time alone at home, so a radio is their way of accessing news, music, entertainment and information.. For many who often lead lonely lives, it can also provide companionship. British ...
Ricky Whitehead will pilot the Scottish leg of Ken Reids epic journey that will take in all five capital cities of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Were a charity and development organisation working to end avoidable blindness around the world and to improve the health of Indigenous Australians.
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) accounts for approximately 15 % of congenital blindness. This largely recessively inherited disorder manifests with signs of very poor visual function and roving eye movements or nystagmus. Eye-poking or eye-rubbing, the oculodigital sign, may be present and may eventually lead to sunken orbits, cataract and keratoconus. The majority of patients have normal fundi at presentation, but disc pallor, vessel attenuation and pigmentary changes may follow. The ERG is typically severely reduced or undetectable from early infancy (Fig. 9.2B).. Was this article helpful?. ...
Cortical blindness refers to the loss of vision that occurs after destruction of the primary visual cortex. Although there is no sensory cortex and hence no conscious vision, some cortically blind patients show amygdala activation in response to facial or bodily expressions of emotion. Here we investigated whether direction of gaze could also be processed in the absence of any functional visual cortex. A well-known patient with bilateral destruction of his visual cortex and subsequent cortical blindness was investigated in an fMRI paradigm during which blocks of faces were presented either with their gaze directed toward or away from the viewer. Increased right amygdala activation was found in response to directed compared with averted gaze. Activity in this region was further found to be functionally connected to a larger network associated with face and gaze processing. The present study demonstrates that, in human subjects, the amygdala response to eye contact does not require an intact ...
The word blindness refers to a range of visual impairments that cause a severe to total reduction of the experience of sight. It is also charged as a metaphor, blindness being a synonym of ignorance or not-knowing. Over the ages, both meanings got also mixed up, whether deliberately or out of convenience, blindness was romanticised and invested with misconceptions. And more recently in cultural theory, the blind spot has become an omnipresent metaphor to reflect upon the limitations of our perception, knowledge and opinions. Yet it is not my aim here to deconstruct the term blindness and apply a strategy against interpretation to it. Rather to explore its potential within the field of the performing arts, through a series of dialogues with artists. Interestingly, a large number of dancers and choreographers have broached the issue in the past decades: through working with blind people, as Anne Kilcoyne and Steve Paxton in Touchdown Dance (since 1986) or Wim Vandekeybus in Her Body ...
Prevention of Blindness Week is a Government supported initiative, observed in India by raising awareness of the precautions which need to be taken to prevent blindness. It focuses on detection, cure and treatment of eye diseases. In schools and villages, adults and children will be educated about the importance of eye hygiene. Eye check-up camps are organised in cities and villages across the nation.. The major causes of blindness in India today are trachoma, cataract, vitamin A deficiency, malnutrition and a shortage of optometry services.. Cataracts, a disease of poverty, cause half of all blindness on earth. In the developed world, people with cataracts get treatment in a timely fashion and generally do not suffer blindness as a result. In the developing world, people with cataracts routinely go blind. A simple operation is the difference.. Specsavers Ireland have supported HOPE to roll out a Blindness Eradication Programme across street and slum communities and schools through community ...
Privacy is the main issue when voting as a visually impaired/blind person. Every person who considers voting a privilege and civic duty is entitled to complete the voting process in a private manner. Read about my voting experience as a blind person. - Voting Experience Visually Impaired Blind Person - Vision Issues at BellaOnline
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The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness is the essential professional resource for information about visual impairment (that is, blindness or low vision). The international peer-reviewed journal of record in the field, it delivers current research and best practice information, commentary from authoritative experts on critical topics, News From the Field, and a calendar of important events.. Practitioners and researchers, policymakers and administrators, counselors and advocates rely on JVIB for its delivery of cutting-edge research and the most up-to-date practices in the field of visual impairment and blindness. Available in print and online 24/7, JVIB offers immediate access to information from the leading researchers, teachers of students with visual impairments (often referred to as TVIs), orientation and mobility (O&M) practitioners, vision rehabilitation therapists (often referred to as VRTs), early interventionists, and low vision therapists (often referred to as LVTs) in the ...
Baltimore, Maryland (February 3, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will administer the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S. on behalf of the North American-Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union. The essay contest, sponsored by Onkyo Corporation, a Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, and the Braille Mainichi, part of the Mainichi Newspaper Company in Japan, was created to promote Braille literacy and to encourage the sharing of social and cultural information among blind and visually impaired persons. Blind or visually impaired persons in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply.. The essays must be written in Braille and must pertain either to how the individual gains knowledge or independence through Braille or to an individual concept about world peace from the viewpoint of persons with disabilities. There will be two groups of competitors: a junior category for persons ...
The National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) was created to certify qualified specialists in work with the blind. At present, the Certification Board oversees four certifications - the National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC), the National Certification in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind (NCRTB), the National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB), and the National Certification in Unified English Braille (NCUEB).. The National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC) emphasizes nonvisual instruction, and Structured Discovery Cane Travel ™.. The National Certification in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind (NCRTB) emphasizes nonvisual instruction through Structured Discovery Rehabilitation Teaching methods and principles.. The National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB) is specifically intended for teachers working with blind children or adults. All those who are certified will hold valid certification until their expiration date; however, ...
Definition: A child with a Visual Impairment, including Blindness shall have a deficiency in visual acuity and/or visual field and/or visual functioning where, even with the use of lenses or corrective devices, he/she is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.. Children and youth with visual impairment, including blindness in Colorado have access to a range of services for their education and social support. The majority of students with visual impairment, including blindness attend a public school in Colorado. Close to 60 students are served at the Colorado School for the Blind, which is located on the campus of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs. Almost every Colorado administrative unit has employed or has contract access to a teacher of students with visual impairment (TVI) and a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. These individuals work with other educational team members to ensure that the students with ...
The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide.. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and eye care services for all those in need. Worldwide, many cases of vision impairment are simply due to the lack of a pair of eye glasses that would help correct a refractive error. The underlying vision of the campaign is to ensure that the quality-of-life and future livelihood of children and adults is not impacted because they do not have sufficient eye care.. According to Optometry Giving Sight, the organization overseeing the campaign, over 600 million people around the globe do not have access to the eye care and eyewear they need. As the ability to see well impacts every aspect of life and empowers adults and children alike to succeed at school or work, eye care from trained eye care professionals not ...
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Im used to bad portrayals of blindness and blind people-portrayals that fail to recognize the huge extent to which the challenges associated with blindness are created by negative attitudes, misconceptions about blindness, and badly designed products, services, and institutions. What Im not used to is such a blatantly offensive and exploitative representation of blindness. This…
Presentation of the etiology, diagnosis, possible complications and treatment of amaurosis fugax. amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular loss of vision, usually affecting the entire visual field. Amaurosis fugax is caused by transient retinal ischemia resulting from embolism, hemodynamic insufficiency or ocular vascular disease. In view of the high complication rate (annual blindness rate 1%, annual risk of an ischemic insult 2%, myocardial infarction 30%, and an 18% mortality rate), an immediate search for the underlying causes is mandatory. Diagnostic evaluation should include ophthalmological, neurological and cardiovascular investigations. Management of amaurosis fugax comprises, in the first instance, treatment of the underlying disease and administration of anti-platelet agents. In cases in which stenosis of extracranial vessels presents, endarterectomy may sometimes be considered. ...
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Purpose : Mutations in the KCNJ13 gene, encoding the inwardly rectifying potassium Kir7.1 ion-channel in the RPE, cause autosomal dominant snowflake vitreoretinal degeneration (SVD) and autosomal recessive Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA16). Molecular and biophysical analysis of the mutant protein revealed a non-functional protein product. With a goal of restoring retinal function via gene augmentation therapy, we tested the efficacy of Kir7.1 channel functional rescue using an in vitro model of CHO cells expressing disease - associated mutations. Methods : We cloned human Kir7.1-WT (wild-type) and W53X (mutant) into Flip-In™ expression vector (ThermoFisher Scientific) and transfected them into Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells to express the protein products. Expression of Kir7.1 was verified through PCR and Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. Whole-cell configuration of patch-clamp technology was used to measure Kir7.1 current. Protein expression was confirmed by ...
Legal Blindness in the United States, where normal vision is considered to be 20/20, legal blindness is defined as visual acuity with best correction in the better eye worse than or equal to 20/200 or a visual field extent of less than 20 degrees in diameter. Most states use these standards to provide rehabilitation services and benefits to people who are visually impaired. Some of these benefits and services include an IRS income tax exemption, free telephone directory assistance, free Talking Book Library Services through the National Library Service and Vocational and Independent Living Services through individual state programs. Please note the term Legal Blindness does not mean that a legally blind person is blind or has no usable vision. Most people defined as legally blind have usable vision and can perform most daily tasks with the use of special glasses or low vision aids ...
Several studies have shown that rehabilitation can augment the brains inherent plasticity (Eickhoff et al., 2008; Kao et al., 2011; Martinez et al., 2009; Merabet & Pascual-Leone, 2010; Schlaug et al., 2009; Schneeberger et al., 2006, 2007). We are only beginning to understand how this finding applies to the use of AVDs in the field of artificial vision. New vision technology and efforts at ocular regeneration offer the eventual promise of meaningful improvement in the lives of people who are blind. However, this burgeoning field risks failure unless appropriate rehabilitative components are developed and multidisciplinary involvement occurs. Our results show that without instruction, the blind participants performed no better than chance when using the BrainPort vision device. However, after even a short amount of directed training in core skill acquisition, performance on the majority of outcomes significantly improved. Moreover, the scores for object and word recognition continued to improve ...
While some people may worship sun, sand, and beaches, youd trade all of that away in exchange for a day on the slopes. Winters your season - the snow is fresh, theres always a mug of hot cocoa to enjoy, and theres nothing better than cozying up in a warm sweater.. Before you start making the most of winter, however, its important to be aware of one of the biggest dangers to your eyesight this winter…Snow blindness.. What is Snow Blindness?. Snow blindness - also known as photokeratits - is a painful, potentially severe eye condition that occurs when your eyes come into contact with UV rays. The reason why this condition became known as snow blindness is because UV rays bounce off the surface of snow, thus increasing the strength of the UV rays. When these rays hit your eyes, they burn the surface layer of the cornea.. Snow blindness can also refer to what happens when your eyes are exposed to too much cold, dry air. The corneas surface can freeze when in contact with cold, dry air for ...
The importance of plants is not as clearly understood as that of animals. This lack of attention is called plant blindness and is considered one of the most important problems in biology education. Textbooks do not put much emphasis on plants and, therefore, they may contribute to plant blindness. In this research, ten textbooks used for teaching at the basic education level in Turkey were analyzed for plant blindness using the document analysis method. The words and photographs associated with plants and animals were analyzed. The data analysis did not find any evidence that could lead to a conclusion of plant blindness based on the text and photos of these textbooks. However, if the number of plant and animal species covered is increased, and more words and photos are used to introduce these species, children will become more familiar with plants and animals. Besides textbooks, other educational tools can be analyzed in terms of plant blindness to expand on the related literature.. ...
The first part of the study is observational, in which the body clock rhythms of blind individuals are assessed for variability in patterns across subjects. The second part of the study involves a melatonin treatment (0.025-20 mg). The dose for each subject will be determined by the previous, observational data collected on the specifics of their individual body clock. The purpose of the intervention is to find an optimized dosing regimen and administration time to synchronize the body clocks of blind individuals, that seem to operate independent of the 24-hour environmental light/dark cycle, to the 24-hour day ...
The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT) is the latest addition to the body of international copyright treaties administered by WIPO. It has a clear humanitarian and social development dimension and its main goal is to create a set of mandatory limitations and exceptions for the benefit of the blind, visually impaired and otherwise print disabled (VIPs).. It requires Contracting Parties to introduce a standard set of limitations and exceptions to copyright rules in order to permit reproduction, distribution and making available of published works in formats designed to be accessible to VIPs, and to permit exchange of these works across borders by organizations that serve those beneficiaries.. The Treaty clarifies that beneficiary persons are those affected by a range of disabilities that interfere with the effective reading of printed material. The broad definition includes persons who are blind, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Change blindness. AU - Simons, Daniel J.. AU - Levin, Daniel T.. PY - 1997/10. Y1 - 1997/10. N2 - Although at any instant we experience a rich, detailed visual world, we do not use such visual details to form a stable representation across views. Over the past five years, researchers have focused increasingly on change blindness (the inability to detect changes to an object or scene) as a means to examine the nature of our representations. Experiments using a diverse range of methods and displays have produced strikingly similar results: unless a change to a visual scene produces a localizable change or transient at a specific position on the retina, generally, people will not detect it. We review theory and research motivating work on change blindness and discuss recent evidence that people are blind to changes occurring in photographs, in motion pictures and even in real-world interactions. These findings suggest that relatively little visual information is preserved from one ...
Vietnamese doctors watch a TV screen as Dr. James Brandt performs surgery on a one-month-old child suffering from sever glaucoma in both eyes at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008...ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008. The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
Dr. James Brandt, of Sacramento, scrubs in preparing for a glaucoma surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Kevin German / [email protected] Flying Eye Hospital brought doctors, nurses and specialists from all over the world to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from April 7-18, 2008. The ORBIS program contributed to the efforts of Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital in fighting avoidable blindness by educating local ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage pediatric blindness, retinal disease, oculoplastics, and blindness due to glaucoma.
... blindness. The incidence of VMA is reported as high as 84% for patients with macular hole, 100% for patients with vitreomacular ... including blindness. It may also be associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), ...
"Blindness (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2013. "Blindness". ... In 2008, she starred with Mark Ruffalo in Blindness, a dystopian thriller from the director Fernando Meirelles. The film was ... Blindness (2008) A Single Man (2009) The Kids Are All Right (2010) What Maisie Knew (2012) Still Alice (2014) Maggie's Plan ( ...
Blindness was portrayed in more literal terms as well, via closed eyes or in text. Some examples include: Pieter Bruegel the ... This is commonly portrayed through the inclusion of objects such as canes and dogs to symbolize blindness, which is the most ... "The Iconography of Blindness: How artists have portrayed the blind". Retrieved 17 February 2021. "British Library Manuscripts ... "Blindness". Medieval and Renaissance Material Culture. Retrieved 24 February 2021. Berrin, Katherine (1997). The Spirit of ...
If left untreated, it leads to damage in the eyes followed by a loss of vision and, eventually, blindness. While this is not ... The infection is not deadly, but if left untreated may cause blindness and pain for the cat. Infection is commonly spread among ... "Blindness , International Cat Care". icatcare.org. Retrieved 2020-04-04. Gourkow, Nadine (2001). Factors affecting the welfare ...
Blindness; Trance; Lady; Palm; Wish, translated by James Kirkup, 5, 24-25 1945-2001 Zefzaf - a grand man of Moroccan and Arab ...
The results are often blindness; walking in circles or poor coordination (ataxia); dermatitis or gangrene of the ears, muzzle ... blindness in elk) is a nematode which infests several mammalian hosts in North America. It is transmitted by horse-flies. ... blindness; and death. Symptoms of elaeophorosis were first observed in 1933, in sheep (New Mexico) and mule deer (Utah) ...
1999). The year of the death of Ricardo Reis ; The gospel according to Jesus Christ ; Blindness. Quality Paperback Book Club. ... 1996 Blindness 1995, 1997 Family Ties 1960, 1984 Near to the Wild Heart 1943, 1990 (2012) The Hour of the Star 1977, 1992 ...
His late-onset blindness strongly influenced his later writing. Borges wrote: "When I think of what I've lost, I ask, 'Who know ... He was never to finish his high school education, in fact)." "His was a particular kind of blindness, grown on him gradually ... Neither the coincidence nor the irony of his blindness as a writer escaped Borges: His later collection of poetry, Elogio de la ... Scholars have suggested that his progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. By ...
Her translation of Jose Saramago's Blindness into Persian is in its 24th edition (2019). In 2006, she won Iran's First Prize in ... From English or French into Persian: Le Neveu de Rameau, Denis Diderot Blindness, José Saramago (24th edition in 2019) The ...
Albrecht, M (2010). "Color blindness". Nature Methods. 7 (10): 775. doi:10.1038/nmeth1010-775a. PMID 20885436. Carter, RC; ... Wong, B (2011). "Color blindness". Nature Methods. 8 (6): 441. doi:10.1038/nmeth.1618. PMID 21774112. S2CID 36690778. Kvitle, ...
... is known by a number of different terms including: snow blindness, arc eye, welder's flash, bake eyes, corneal ... "Snow blindness". General Practice Notebook. Retrieved November 19, 2008. "Sun Safety". University of California, Berkeley. ... "Photokeratitis (Ultraviolet [UV] burn, Arc eye, Snow Blindness)". The College of Optometrists. April 4, 2018. Retrieved ... Porter, Daniel (February 16, 2019). "What is Photokeratitis - Including Snow Blindness?". American Academy of Ophthalmology. ...
Like blindness... it has been misused as a plot gimmick in syrupy romances." Miriam Nathan Lerner, writing in M/C Journal: A ...
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Heller Anderson, Susan; Dunlap, David W. (1985-07-25). "New York Day by Day; Explaining Blindness". New York Times. Archived ...
Less commonly seizures, blindness, or inflammation of the brain may occur. Other names include morbilli, rubeola, red measles, ... Semba RD, Bloem MW (March 2004). "Measles blindness". Survey of Ophthalmology. 49 (2): 243-55. doi:10.1016/j.survophthal. ...
Byrnes, V. A. (1953). Flash blindness. Operation SNAPPER. Nevada Proving Grounds, April-June 1952, Project 4.5. School of ...
Inattentional Blindness, an article by Daniel J. Simons of UIUC Mack, Arien; Rock, Irvin (2000). Inattentional Blindness. MIT ... Austria portal Aviation portal Inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual blindness, is the failure to notice a fully ... Change blindness is a surprising perceptual phenomenon that occurs when a change in a visual stimulus is introduced and the ... sustained inattentional blindness for dynamic events" (PDF). Perception. 28 (9): 1059-1074. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.65.8130. doi: ...
"Preventable Blindness." Co-written with Carolyn Conant Van Blarcom, McClure's Magazine, April 1910: 619-628. "The Confessions ...
... blindness.org. Retrieved 29 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "SEAL veteran Dan Crenshaw's mission: Make ...
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In relation to racism, color blindness is the disregard of racial characteristics in social interaction, for example in the ... Critics of this attitude argue that by refusing to attend to racial disparities, racial color blindness in fact unconsciously ... Ansell, Amy E. (2008). "Color Blindness". In Schaefer, Richard T. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Sage. pp ...
What blindness! The Bicycle Thief is one of those wonderful titles whose power does not sink in until the film is over". ...
Willful Blindness. The Court considered whether eBay was willfully blind to the infringement. Tiffany contended that eBay was ...
"Prevent Blindness". Prevent Blindness. Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved August 10, 2007. "Injuries ...
"Snow Blindness". American Alpine Journal. Retrieved 7 August 2017. Snow blindness is exactly the same malady as 'Klieg-eye' or ...
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Haney López, Ian (December 2012). "Intentional Blindness". NYU Law Review. 87 (6): 1779. Retrieved April 22, 2013. CS1 maint: ... discouraged parameter (link) "Ian Haney Lopez delivers this year's Derrick Bell lecture on "Justice Undone: Color Blindness ...
Reviewing Blindness in French Fiction 1789-2013 (2017) Blindness Arts (co-edited with Vanessa Warne), Disability Studies ... According to Sherri Rose, '"the pun in the title, Reviewing Blindness, serves both as an invitation to the reader to rethink ... ISBN 978-1-351-54720-8. Thompson, Hannah (2017-08-18). Reviewing Blindness in French Fiction, 1789-2013. Springer. ISBN 978-1- ... Thompson, Hannah; Warne, Vanessa (2018). "Blindness Arts". Disability Studies Quarterly 38.3. Retrieved 2020-07-28. Thompson, ...
An epidemic of blindness among some 10,000 premature babies in the 1940s and the early 1950s became one of "the great medical ... In the early 1950s, Patz discovered that oxygen therapy was the cause of an epidemic of blindness among some 10,000 premature ... He received the Lasker Award in 1956 for his research into the causes and prevention of blindness and the Presidential Medal of ... Following his discovery, there was a sixty percent reduction in childhood blindness in the United States. He also conducted ...
On Blindness (Methuen, February 2004) ISBN 0-413-77430-9 Porter, Lucy (10 August 2009). "Edinburgh Festival 2009: Celebrity ... Also, Nebuchadnezzar first produced in 2002 at the Latchmere theatre, Battersea, London, and On Blindness which was produced by ... Cannon, Glyn (2004). On Blindness. London: Metheun. ISBN 0-413-77430-9. Staff (12 March 2004). "Steven back with a Frantic ...
It is also called river blindness because the fly that transmits infection breeds in rapidly flowing streams, mostly near ... The most serious manifestation consists of lesions in the eye that can lead to visual impairment and blindness. ... Blindness is usually seen in the setting of longstanding and intense infection. ... Onchocerciasis is the second leading infectious cause of blindness and can cause debilitating and disfiguring skin disease. ...
color-blindness.com *^ Deuteranopia - Red-Green Color Blindness Archived 2015-04-07 at the Wayback Machine. color-blindness.com ... Red-green color blindness is the most common form, followed by blue-yellow color blindness and total color blindness.[2] Red- ... Total color blindness is much less common than partial color blindness.[34] There are two major types of color blindness: ... color-blindness.com *^ a b c Wong B (June 2011). "Color blindness". Nature Methods. 8 (6): 441. doi:10.1038/nmeth.1618. PMID ...
... read about the research and fundraising efforts helping to end blindness in the Foundation Fighting Blindness 2017 Annual ... The Foundation Fighting Blindness thanks our partners. for helping to bring hope and results. to people affected by retinal ... 2018 Foundation Fighting Blindness, All Rights Reserved.. 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046 , (800) ... Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches Retinal Degeneration Fund With More Than $70 million of Initial Funding ...
Change blindness or inattentional blindness Change blindness refers to the failure to notice something different about a ... Overview of inattentional blindness research The term "inattentional blindness" was coined by Arien Mack and Irvin Rock to ... Inattentional blindness or inattentional amnesia. Conclusions from studies of inattentional blindness are premised on the idea ... Inattentional blindness or inattentional agnosia Another alternative to the inattentional blindness account is that observers ...
Color Blindness Resources. *Colour Blind Awareness *All About Color Blindness by Karen Levine ... 2006-2018 by Colblindor - color-blindness.com - any content questions through the color blindness contact page - powered by ... RGB Anomaloscope Color Blindness Test. This is my first try to develop a simple red-green color blindness test. It is based on ... You can find color blindness tests, tools, facts, news and a lot more right here. If you have still have any open question, ...
Free color blindness test app: Color Blind Check. The term red-green color blindness is often used but actually not quite ... Color Blindness Simulation Tool. Ever wanted to see how it looks like if you are colorblind? Try out Coblis - Color Blindness ... Color Blindness - learn all about it. "Colblindor at www.color-blindness.com presents all you ever wanted to know, learn and ... Color blindness (or colour blindness - or more specific color vision deficiency (CVD)) is well known but hard to imagine if you ...
Prevent Blindness America. http://www.preventblindness.org This website offers information, resources, vision tests, volunteer ...
What Causes Blindness?. Vision problems can develop before a baby is born. Sometimes, parts of the eyes dont form the way they ... Blindness. Have you ever put on a blindfold and pretended that you couldnt see? You probably bumped into things and got ... Blindness also can be caused by an accident, if something hurts the eye. Thats why its so important to protect your eyes when ... Blindness can be genetic (or inherited), which means that this problem gets passed down to a kid from parents through genes. ...
... living with face blindness, research youre doing, subjects you might be seeking, or news about face blindness research, news ... Things to mention might be your name, your location or university, and your involvement with face blindness (such as you have ... Appropriate topics here are questions about face blindness, ... Welcome to our public face blindness (prosopagnosia) discussion ... more than one of us had face blindness (or were in a sort of face blindness. , group together), then I would have my radar ...
color-blindness.com *^ Deuteranopia - Red-Green Color Blindness Archived 2015-04-07 at the Wayback Machine. color-blindness.com ... Red-green color blindness is the most common form, followed by blue-yellow color blindness and total color blindness.[2] Red- ... Total color blindness is much less common than partial color blindness.[5] There are two major types of color blindness: ... color-blindness.com *^ Albrecht, Mario (2010). "Color blindness". Nature Methods. 7 (10): 775. doi:10.1038/nmeth1010-775a. ISSN ...
"Motivated blindness is when you dont recognize facts that are sitting in front of you because they would be inconvenient for ... "Thats motivated blindness. Thats why often after misconduct is uncovered, the first question is how could you have ignored ...
How do you overcome schlep blindness? Frankly, the most valuable antidote to schlep blindness is probably ignorance. Most ... Thats schlep blindness.. The phenomenon isnt limited to startups. Most people dont consciously decide not to be in as good ... One reason we dont see them is a phenomenon I call schlep blindness. Schlep was originally a Yiddish word but has passed into ... The most striking example I know of schlep blindness is Stripe, or rather Stripes idea. For over a decade, every hacker whod ...
From Middle English blyndnes, blyndnesse, from Old English blindnes ("blindness"), equivalent to blind +‎ -ness. ... blindness in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911. *"blindness", in OED Online ⁠. , Oxford: Oxford ... Oh, to be as others were - blind in that safest of all blindnesses, living only the hypnoidal half-life into which birth-shock ... Retrieved from "https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=blindness&oldid=50452406" ...
One of the biggest community-led medical campaigns, against the scourge of River Blindness, has scored a huge success. Now the ... Ending African River Blindness Part I: The Disease - Duration: 8:29. UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources 12,692 views ... River Blindness Video Journal Part 3: Women and Biomedicine (Carter Center) - Duration: 3:08. The Carter Center 898 views ... Preventing River Blindness, Preserving Vision for Future Generations (Carter Center) - Duration: 3:17. The Carter Center 7,847 ...
Fundraise or donate to Fighting Blindness with JustGiving, the worlds leading online fundraising platform, helping charities to ... About Fighting Blindness. Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding research into treatments and cures for ... Fighting Blindness. We fund research, counselling and advocacy to cure and support people with sight loss. ... Blaze a trail to beat blindness by joining us for the 2017 Glendalough Trail Run - a unique challenge with beautiful routes for ...
If you have color blindness, you cant see the difference between certain colors. It is more common in men. Learn about ... Most of the time, color blindness is genetic. There is no treatment, but most people adjust and the condition doesnt limit ... The primary NIH organization for research on Color Blindness is the National Eye Institute ...
Prevent Blindness was founded more than a century ago in 1908, in the early days of the patient advocacy movement. As such, we ... Prevent Blindness was founded more than a century ago in 1908, in the early days of the patient advocacy movement. As such, we ...
... everything you need for studying or teaching Blindness. ... Immediately download the Blindness summary, chapter-by-chapter ... Blindness Summary. José Saramago. Everything you need to understand or teach Blindness by José Saramago. ... Visual Impairment and Blindness Total blindness is the inability to tell light from dark, or the total inability to see. Visual ... Blindness Summary. A man suddenly goes blind for no apparent reason. As a doctor tries to assign an etiology, the condition ...
This is a three-hour workshop where participants are trained in the fundamentals of vision screening techniques. Optional testing for color and near vision are also discussed ...
The need for blindness prevention has led to a renewed interest in trachoma and associated infections, which are still the most ... Prevention of Blindness: Trachoma Control Trachoma is estimated to affect approximately 500 million people, primarily in rural ... Such communities are likely to be found in countries where blindness rates are above the range of 0.5%-1%, and where more than ... Trachoma can be controlled, and blindness and visual loss can be prevented by appropriate application of relatively simple and ...
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Because of plant blindness, people tend to rank animals as superior to plants, so conservation efforts for plants tends to be ... In 1998, U.S. botanists Elisabeth Schussler and James Wandersee defined plant blindness as the inability to see or notice the ...
It is a misleading term because people with color blindness [1] are not blind. ... Definition Color blindness is an abnormal condition characterized by the inability to clearly distinguish different colors of ... The three basic types of color blindness are as follows:. *Red/green color blindness. Red/green color blindness is the most ... Color Blindness Complete Human Diseases and Conditions COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group. Color Blindness. How Does Color Blindness ...
... is to prevent blindness, preserve sight, and enhance and extend the quality of vision for all residents of Texas. With our ... The mission of Prevent Blindness Texas (PBT) is to prevent blindness, preserve sight, and enhance and extend the quality of ... With our focus on public health, Prevent Blindness Texas conducts free vision… ... The mission of Prevent Blindness Texas (PBT) ... Prevent Blindness Texas. Dallas, TX. , http://www. ...
... and blindness can have many causes. If you lose vision, you cant get it back. But there are ways to manage; learn how. ... Blindness (National Eye Institute) * Exercise and Drinking May Play a Role in Vision Impairment Risk (American Academy of ... ClinicalTrials.gov: Blindness (National Institutes of Health) * ClinicalTrials.gov: Vision Disorders (National Institutes of ... Visual Impairment, Including Blindness (Center for Parent Information and Resources) Also in Spanish ...
Source for information on snow blindness: A Dictionary of Nursing dictionary. ... snow blindness (snoh) n. a painful disorder of the cornea of the eye due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light reflected ... snow blindness (snoh) n. a painful disorder of the cornea of the eye due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light reflected ... www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/snow-blindness ...
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... cinematography make Blindness worth the suffering it inflicts on its audiences. It doesnt quite reach the allegorical, ... and invites the audience to make the leap from the fictional blindness to whatever real-life disaster is happening today. ... Blindness, an adaptation of Jose Saramagos allegorical novel, is a brutal slog in some parts, but it also powerfully lifts the ... A sharp view of humanity with a glimmer of hope, Blindness is a movie for our times-- flawed, brutal, with key moments of ...
... everything you need for studying or teaching Color blindness. ... Immediately download the Color blindness summary, chapter-by- ... Color Blindness Color blindness is the word used to describe mild to severe difficulties with identifying various colors and ... Color blindness Summary. Everything you need to understand or teach Color blindness. ... Color Blindness Definition Color blindness is a condition in which people have mild to severe difficulty identifying colors. ...
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  • It is also called river blindness because the fly that transmits infection breeds in rapidly flowing streams, mostly near remote rural villages, and the disease that is caused by O. volvulus following repeated bites from infected blackflies can lead to blindness. (cdc.gov)
  • One of the biggest community-led medical campaigns, against the scourge of River Blindness, has scored a huge success. (youtube.com)
  • It is called river blindness as the blackfly that transmits the disease lives and breeds near fast-flowing rivers. (medicinenet.com)
  • The disease is also termed river blindness because the vector, the blackfly, is usually found breeding close to rapidly flowing streams and rivers, and because the most devastating manifestation of the infection is blindness. (medicinenet.com)
  • Cruz has also documented cases of onchocerciasis (river blindness) among coffee workers in northern Chiapas near the Guatemalan border, who frequently work and live near fast-flowing rivers and streams that are the main habitat of the vector insect. (cmaj.ca)
  • Onchocerciasis, also known as " river blindness ," is a parasitic infection that occurs through the bite of a black fly, which is found near swiftly flowing rivers. (lionsclubs.org)
  • River blindness is endemic to Central, East and West Africa, parts of Latin America and the Middle Eastern country of Yemen. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Nearly 37 million people are infected with river blindness, of which approximately 300,000 have been blinded or visually impaired. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Mectizan® kills the parasite's larvae in the human body, preventing river blindness and transmission of the disease to others. (lionsclubs.org)
  • With the continued use of Mectizan®, it is hoped that transmission of river blindness will be interrupted and the disease will be virtually eliminated. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Since 1993, Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded US$33 million to support the distribution of river blindness medicine, Mectizan®, to approximately 251 million people in 15 African and Latin American countries. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Working with the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control and the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas initiatives, the Foundation's partnerships are critical to our efforts to ensure that river blindness is no longer a public health problem. (lionsclubs.org)
  • SightFirst has worked in close partnership since 1999 with The Carter Center -a leader in the fight to end river blindness. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Colombia and Ecuador were two of the first nations in the world to have halted river blindness entirely through prevention, treatment and health education. (lionsclubs.org)
  • SightFirst will fund existing Lions-led river blindness projects that have exhibited success and are focused on creating locally sustainable mechanisms for ivermectin distribution and the development of comprehensive eye care services. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Also called River Blindness because the transmission is most intense in remote African rural agricultural villages, located near rapidly flowing streams. (medic8.com)
  • Prevent Blindness America, formerly known as the National Society to Prevent Blindness (NSPB), was founded in 1908. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Parents of children ages 17 and younger are encouraged to enter their child's photo in the 2012 Prevent Blindness America Most Beautiful Eyes Contest for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship for their child. (prweb.com)
  • Starting today through July 31st, 2012, parents of children ages zero to 17 are encouraged to enter their child in the Prevent Blindness America Most Beautiful Eyes Contest by submitting a photo to the Prevent Blindness America Facebook page at facebook.com/preventblindness. (prweb.com)
  • Keeping our children's eyes healthy has been a top priority since our organization was founded in 1908," said Hugh R. Parry, Prevent Blindness America president and CEO. (prweb.com)
  • The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, where the $10,000 educational scholarship will be officially awarded. (prweb.com)
  • For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children's eye health and safety, please visit Prevent Blindness America online at preventblindness.org or call (800) 331-2020. (prweb.com)
  • Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. (prweb.com)
  • Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. (prweb.com)
  • Together with a network of affiliates and regional offices, Prevent Blindness America is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America. (prweb.com)
  • In 1975, the Twenty-Eighth World Health Assembly, in a resolution on the prevention of blindness, requested the Director General of the World Health Organization 'to encourage member countries to develop national programmes for the prevention of blindness, especially aimed at the control of trachoma, xerophthalmia, onchocerciasis, and other causes, and to introduce adequate measures for the early detection and treatment for other potentially blinding conditions such as cataract and glaucoma. (cdc.gov)
  • In view of these developments and the importance of trachoma control in the prevention of blindness, a revised guide to trachoma control has been prepared (1). (cdc.gov)
  • Estimate endorsed by the WHO Programme Advisory Group on the Prevention of Blindness in February 1982. (cdc.gov)
  • It promotes the prevention of blindness through a comprehensive program of community services, public and professional education, and research. (healthfinder.gov)
  • The group conducts statistical studies on the causes of blindness and funds laboratory and clinical research projects related to the prevention of blindness. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that they have created a new category of grant to support researchers who want to use the Academy's IRIS® Registry database to conduct population-based. (newswise.com)
  • Plant blindness is an informally-proposed form of cognitive bias, which in its broadest meaning, is a human tendency to ignore plant species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists have suggested that the reason some people don't notice plants is because plants are stationary and similarly coloured, although other research has suggested that plant blindness is affected by cultural practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the BBC journalist Christine Ro, plant blindness is potentially linked to nature deficit disorder, which she construes is causing what she claims is reduced funding and fewer classes for botany. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two main avenues through which Plant Blindness has arisen have been suggested: human nature, and culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • As plants behave very differently than humans, this also suggests that there is an intrinsic component to plant blindness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Culture has also been shown to play an important role in the establishment of plant blindness in a society. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many believe that evidence for this is found in the decreased level of plant blindness in certain communities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In societies where plant blindness is prevalent, several cultural mechanisms are considered to contribute to the phenomenon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pervasive misunderstanding of evolution as a linear mechanism where humans are most evolved and plants are least evolved, rather than as a complex, non-hierarchical process, may also cultivate plant blindness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plant blindness is also partially attributed to increased urbanization, which has led to nature-deficit disorder and the decrease in prominence of plants' roles in everyday life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several concerns exist regarding the potential effects of plant blindness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most notably, plant blindness may lead to less funding being available for plant conservation efforts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plant blindness is also thought to have led to a deficit in plant science research and education. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several methods have been proposed to combat plant blindness and efforts are on-going. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most prominent campaign addressing this issue is called Prevent Plant Blindness and was created by Wandersee and Schussler, the researchers who coined this term. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several other suggestions to address the cultural component of plant blindness have also been proposed. (wikipedia.org)
  • What Is Plant Blindness? (treehugger.com)
  • That's what researchers call plant blindness. (treehugger.com)
  • In 1998, U.S. botanists Elisabeth Schussler and James Wandersee defined plant blindness as 'the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment,' which leads to 'the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs. (treehugger.com)
  • Because of plant blindness, people tend to rank animals as superior to plants, so conservation efforts for plants tends to be limited. (treehugger.com)
  • Plant blindness is a term used by botanists and horticulturists to describe contemporary humanity's general inability to see the plants and trees in our daily environments as more than just decorative background. (pw.org)
  • Write a short story in which a character who once had plant blindness develops a new awareness of greenery. (pw.org)
  • The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. (blindness.org)
  • Dysfunction of the RPE is found in retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness of elderly people in developed countries. (redorbit.com)
  • however, insufficient data on blindness from causes such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration preclude specific estimations of their global prevalence. (nih.gov)
  • They said they found a consistently strong link between obesity and the occurrence and development of four major eye diseases that cause blindness - age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. (freerepublic.com)
  • The 2018 Foundation Fighting Blindness Conference - Visions2018 - will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, June 21 - 23, 2018. (blindness.org)
  • Willful Blindness? (policyalternatives.ca)
  • Prior to listening to "Willful Blindness," I'd read about a dozen books about failed decision making, such as "Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). (goodreads.com)
  • Onchocerciasis is the second leading infectious cause of blindness and can cause debilitating and disfiguring skin disease. (cdc.gov)
  • These programs are based on control of the blackfly population and/or mass administration to affected communities of an oral drug called ivermectin (Mectizan™), that is donated by Merck & Co., Inc. As a result of these programs, millions of people are at greatly reduced risk of debilitating itching, disfigurement, and blindness caused by onchocerciasis. (cdc.gov)
  • Onchocerciasis is a parasitic disease that may cause blindness . (medicinenet.com)
  • These steps toward halting onchocerciasis are not only preventing blindness, but also enabling people to return to their land and revive their local economies. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Onchocerciasis was a leading cause of preventable blindness and skin disease. (medic8.com)
  • The condition can lead to blindness in as little as three months if left untreated. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Failures in the retinal layers, which sense light and transmit signals, can lead to blindness that's at present untreatable. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Notes on Blindness traces one man's difficult journey and emerges with a reflection on the human condition that's as uplifting and edifying as it is simply moving. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, NOTES ON BLINDNESS takes a creative approach to the documentary form. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Notes on Blindness requires a level of effort on the viewer to garner a full appreciation, but it is worth it. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Notes on Blindness traces a distinctive path, but it is hard to say whether an experimental film like this will attract audiences not already familiar with Hull's work. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Notes on Blindness is a moving, intimate documentary, a triumph of sound and image, and a poetic examination of love, loss, memory and marriage. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • for cinemagoers who've suffered or who are suffering sight problems, Notes on Blindness might well comprise the most powerful -- and most empowering -- audio-described screening in years. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Click the link below to see what others say about Notes on Blindness! (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Painstakingly recreating Hull's life during the early 1980s, Notes on Blindness re-imagines both the realities of his deteriorating condition as well as his more ephemeral and abstract feelings about his life, as it slipped into a new, altered state of being. (sundance.org)
  • See page Notes on Blindness - Into Darkness for more information. (sundance.org)
  • Peter Middleton and James Spinney have co-directed award-winning fiction films and documentaries that include Rainfall , winner of the 2013 Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs (Toronto), and the Emmy Award-winning short film Notes on Blindness , which was commissioned by The New York Times and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. (sundance.org)
  • Trachoma-control programs must be aimed primarily at those severely affected communities where the disease leads to blindness. (cdc.gov)
  • He says the findings might explain why, in eastern Asia, there is a high rate of normal-tension glaucoma, a form of the eye disease that leads to blindness without the usual increase in pressure inside the eyeball. (newscientist.com)
  • It leads to blindness only in rare cases. (healthline.com)
  • The Foundation Fighting Blindness thanks our partners for helping to bring hope and results to people affected by retinal degenerative diseases. (blindness.org)
  • Driving Research - Saving Sight - read about the research and fundraising efforts helping to end blindness in the Foundation Fighting Blindness' 2017 Annual Report. (blindness.org)
  • The study was funded by the National Eye Institute, the Macula Vision Research Foundation, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Research to Prevent Blindness, and Hope for Vision. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream in Crystal Lake hosts a FUNdraising Night on Sunday, March 2, to benefit Team Focus Foundation Fighting Blindness. (dailyherald.com)
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness is a national nonprofit organization that is the world's leading private source for retinal disease research funding. (dailyherald.com)
  • By learning more about the mechanisms of blindness in search of a method to intercept toxic reactions caused by the combination of retinal and blue light, we hope to find a way to protect the vision of children growing up in a high-tech world," Karunarathne said. (usatoday.com)
  • Purdue University researchers have invented a new smart drainage device to help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, as they try to save their eyesight. (news-medical.net)
  • Prevent Blindness publishes numerous pamphlets on the following subjects: young eyes, eye diseases, adult eyes, eye safety, vision screening, and glaucoma education and detection. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Scientists may be on the brink of a new strategy to prevent blindness, after discovering a naturally occurring protein that protects the eye from one of the leading causes: glaucoma. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It is estimated that glaucoma affects around 2.2 million adults aged 40 and older in the United States, and it is one of the country's leading causes of vision loss and blindness. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Nearly 2% reported face-blindness symptoms. (newscientist.com)
  • Symptoms such as paralysis, numbness, or blindness which are not connected to a medical cause, and are often traced to a psychological trigger are frequently termed conversion disorders or functional neurological symptom disorders . (psychologytoday.com)
  • In 2004, researchers at the Institute for Human Genetics in Germany gave 576 biology students a prosopagnosia screening questionnaire and found that nearly two percent reported face blindness symptoms. (theatlantic.com)
  • What Are the Symptoms of Blindness? (healthline.com)
  • Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome-the most common cause of deaf-blindness. (newswise.com)
  • The mission of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is to preserve and restore vision by supporting research to develop treatments, preventives and cures for all conditions that damage and destroy sight. (newswise.com)
  • Visual Impairment and Blindness Total blindness is the inability to tell light from dark, or the total inability to see. (bookrags.com)
  • SPECIAL REPORT / Citizens of Central and Eastern Europe are three times as likely to suffer from blindness or severe visual impairment than the rest of Europe, where the risk has been falling gradually, new data reveals. (euractiv.com)
  • [2] People with total color blindness (achromatopsia) may also have decreased visual acuity and be uncomfortable in bright environments . (wikipedia.org)
  • Besides red-green color blindness , which is encoded on the x-chromosome (sex-linked) and therefore much more common for men, there are also forms of color vision deficiency which are evenly distributed between male and female like Tritanomaly (blue-weakness) or Tritanopia (blue-blindness) and the real color blindness Achromatopsia (monochromacy) or the so called blue-cone monochromacy (only blue cones). (color-blindness.com)
  • From achromatopsia to population statistics, from red-green color blindness to different types of tests. (color-blindness.com)
  • Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world, is an incredibly painful condition which can lead to permanent loss of sight. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Many people who are color blind see it as "21", and those with total color blindness may not see any numbers. (wikipedia.org)
  • [1] Special lenses may help people with red-green color blindness when under bright conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • So usually people are either looking for more information to learn about color blindness and all its details , would like to better understand the vision by simulating it or want to test themselves with some form of color blindness test . (color-blindness.com)
  • Other eye diseases, such as cataracts (say: KAH-tuh-rakts), can cause vision problems or blindness, but they usually affect older people. (kidshealth.org)
  • Because schlep blindness prevented people from even considering the idea of fixing payments. (paulgraham.com)
  • It is a misleading term because people with color blindness are not blind. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It is important to note that people with red/green or blue varieties of color blindness use other cues such as color saturation and object shape or location to distinguish colors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Color Blindness Definition Color blindness is a condition in which people have mild to severe difficulty identifying colors. (bookrags.com)
  • Sudden blindness is caused by the blockage of blood flow to the optic nerve and is most common in older people -- who disproportionately use Viagra. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Temporary blindness heightens hearing and has potential as a therapy for some deaf people, animal research suggests. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Guidance published yesterday by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will save the sight of thousands affected by the UK's leading cause of blindness, says the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Thus, protanopes (people with red blindness) require only blue and green to make colour matches. (britannica.com)
  • This was a case series looking at the effects of gene therapy in three people with LCA, a severe and incurable form of blindness. (www.nhs.uk)
  • People with prosopagnosia, or face blindness, cannot easily tell faces apart, even if they belong to people they know well, and so often see their friends and family as strangers. (newscientist.com)
  • It could eventually revolutionise the lives of up 200 000 people worldwide who suffer from blindness as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. (news24.com)
  • Although the theme of blindness occurs frequently in literature, literary criticism has rarely engaged the experiential knowledge of people with visual impairments. (umich.edu)
  • This interdisciplinary monograph is relevant to people working in literary studies, disability studies, psychology, sociology, applied linguistics, life writing, and cultural studies, as well as those with a general interest in education and representations of blindness. (umich.edu)
  • When you sit in a coffee shop at the corner of two busy streets and read a book about blindness, you find yourself thinking unfamiliar thoughts, and you believe, when you raise your head to watch the people passing, that you see things differently. (goodreads.com)
  • Of course I know that sighted people also enjoy these things, but perhaps there is a kind of an intensification that blindness brings to these experiences which somehow makes them, in a way, more beautiful? (nytimes.com)
  • Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people. (wikiquote.org)
  • People with color blindness aren't aware of differences among colors that are obvious to the rest of us. (nih.gov)
  • People who don't have the more severe types of color blindness may not even be aware of their condition unless they're tested in a clinic or laboratory. (nih.gov)
  • Colblindor at color-blindness.com is all about color vision deficiency . (color-blindness.com)
  • Colblindor at www.color-blindness.com presents all you ever wanted to know, learn and try out concerning color blindness. (color-blindness.com)
  • All this you can be found here on www.color-blindness.com - and much more. (color-blindness.com)
  • Blindness can be genetic (or inherited), which means that this problem gets passed down to a kid from parents through genes . (kidshealth.org)
  • Most of the time, color blindness is genetic. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Color blindness is a sex-linked recessive Genetic Disorder in which the affected person has difficulty telling the difference between certain colors. (bookrags.com)
  • In theory, this technique could be adapted to treat some other forms of blindness, but it is likely to be less useful in forms of blindness where multiple genetic and environmental factors play a role. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Color vision deficiency (color blindness) is an inherited genetic ocular disorder. (nih.gov)
  • Colour vision deficiency (most commonly known as colour blindness) is usually genetic, meaning it's likely to run in your family. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The mission of Prevent Blindness Texas (PBT) is to prevent blindness, preserve sight, and enhance and extend the quality of vision for all residents of Texas. (idealist.org)
  • Filming so much of his movie inside cramped, disgusting quarters, Meirelles makes the most of his camera, washing out the film's colors to emulate the "white" blindness, using quick cuts and all kinds of crazy camera angles both to convey the sense of growing madness in the hospital and emphasize the audience's gift of sight. (cinemablend.com)
  • Now Cruz has dedicated 17 years to documenting various forms of blindness, be it congenital, acquired through illness or, as he says bluntly, "acquired through poverty. (cmaj.ca)
  • after long-term exposure these lesions may lead to low vision or irreversible blindness, as well as disfiguring skin diseases. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Accidents or strokes that damage the retina or affect particular areas of the brain eye can lead to color blindness. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If a person has a progressive form of deficiency, the retina and other parts of the eye degenerate over time, eventually leading to vision that is poor enough to classify as blindness (6/60 vision). (news-medical.net)
  • Tuebingen - A bionic retina implant which registers light and transmits messages to the brain could cure degenerative blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa, according to a team of German researchers. (news24.com)
  • Many of their studies from the early 1990s culminated in their 1998 Book entitled "Inattentional Blindness" (Mack & Rock, 1998). (scholarpedia.org)
  • This phenomenon is related to but distinct from other failures of visual awareness such as change blindness , repetition blindness , visual masking , and the attentional blink . (scholarpedia.org)
  • Change blindness occurs when a user fails to notice a change in the user interface, despite visual cues. (meetup.com)
  • Many UX designers are concerned that 'change blindness is becoming a major problem when designing for the web. (meetup.com)
  • During this talk, we will define "change blindness" and how it occurs in digital spaces. (meetup.com)
  • We'll show examples and discuss what designers should consider when trying to prevent change blindness for users. (meetup.com)
  • Most designers know about the phenomenon of "banner blindness", where users overlook banner ads and other important content that looks like banner ads. (meetup.com)
  • Repetition blindness (RB) is a phenomenon observed in rapid serial visual presentation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Repetition blindness is the failure to recognize a second happening of a visual display. (wikipedia.org)
  • Repetition blindness tasks usually are words in lists and in sentences. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most popular task used to examine repetition blindness is to show words one after another on a screen fast in which participants must recall the words that they saw. (wikipedia.org)
  • Repetition blindness is present if missing the second word creates an inaccurate sentence. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, Whittlesea and colleagues have argued that repetition blindness arises from a failure to properly reconstruct the list, both online and post list. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds In a new study, researchers from the University of Toledo found blue light from digital devices transforms cells in our eyes, accelerating blindness. (usatoday.com)
  • The blue light beaming from smartphones and tablets is changing cells in our eyes that could accelerate blindness, according to a study. (usatoday.com)
  • This small study builds on scientists' understanding of the effects of gene therapy for a particular form of blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). (www.nhs.uk)
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago Jose Saramago (1922- ) was born in Azinhaga, in the inland Ribatejo region of Portugal, but his family moved to the seaside capital of Lisbon when he was still a child. (bookrags.com)
  • Inherited colour vision deficiency, commonly known as 'colour blindness' affects eight per cent of the male population, but only 0.4 per cent of females. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Today's cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries. (news-medical.net)
  • One reason we don't see them is a phenomenon I call schlep blindness . (paulgraham.com)
  • In this book, distinguished business woman and writer, Margaret Heffernan, examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness. (goodreads.com)
  • Prevent Blindness was founded more than a century ago in 1908, in the early days of the patient advocacy movement. (idealist.org)
  • so here's my question:normally, when we're talking about color-blindness (protan and deutan), we seem to ignore the presence of the barr body and assume that, in a female carrier, the dominant allele is expressed and not the recessive one. (yahoo.com)
  • barr body is a condensed X chromosome whose genes are not expressedif that is true, then say a female carrier XXC whose barr body is the dominant X chromosome, leaving the only expressible genes (on the X) to be the recessive color-blindness allelewhy do we not see more female carriers who are color-blinded?orwhy do we ignore the presence of barr body when it comes to color-blindness. (yahoo.com)
  • blindness cited as a factor Benjamin Lawrence Petty, pleaded guilty to tying up, raping and sodomizing a girl in 2016 at church camp where he was working as a cook. (usatoday.com)
  • Recent replications and extensions of this approach by Simons and Chabris (1999) showed that such sustained inattentional blindness occurs even when the unexpected object is fully visible and the displays are not superimposed. (scholarpedia.org)
  • Color Blindness Color blindness is the word used to describe mild to severe difficulties with identifying various colors and shades of colors. (bookrags.com)
  • Less-severe levels of vision impairment have been categorized, ranging from near-normal vision to various degrees of low vision to near-blindness, depending on the visual acuity and functional impact stemming from the vision loss. (britannica.com)
  • In severe cases, blindness may result. (britannica.com)
  • Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute have shown that the Zika virus can replicate in the eye's retinal cells, causing severe tissue damage and even blindness. (newswise.com)
  • The most severe forms of these deficiencies are referred to as color blindness. (nih.gov)
  • Researchers studying red/green color blindness in the United Kingdom reported an average prevalence of only 4.7 percent in one group. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In a new study, researchers from the University of Toledo found blue light from digital devices transforms cells in our eyes, accelerating blindness. (usatoday.com)
  • As a result of these programs, millions no longer suffer pain, disfigurement, and blindness. (medic8.com)
  • It said trials have shown that a revolutionary new therapy cures a form of inherited blindness within days. (www.nhs.uk)
  • A nonprofit research group seeking potential cures for blindness disputed as "hype" estimates by Miravant Medical Technologies Inc. of the potential market for its blindness drug Purlytin. (latimes.com)
  • [2] Males are more likely to be color blind than females, as the genes responsible for the most common forms of color blindness are on the X chromosome . (wikipedia.org)
  • Of course, for the most often encountered types Protanomly (the milder form or red-weakness) or Protanopia (missing red cones, red-blindness) and Deuteranomaly (green-weakness) or Deuteranopia (green-blindness) the colors red and green are the most problematic and misinterpreted or indistinguishable ones. (color-blindness.com)
  • Blue color blindness is an inability to distinguish both blue and yellow, which are seen as white or gray. (encyclopedia.com)
  • From Middle English blyndnes , blyndnesse , from Old English blindnes ( " blindness " ) , equivalent to blind +‎ -ness . (wiktionary.org)
  • Oh, to be as others were - blind in that safest of all blindnesses , living only the hypnoidal half-life into which birth-shock precipitated most humans. (wiktionary.org)
  • Zaken waarvan je als burger denkt dat de rechters en hun recht wel blind en erg krom zijn. (lulu.com)
  • Chief among them is The Doctor (Mark Ruffalo), who treats the first man struck with the blindness (Yusuke Iseya) and goes blind himself the next day. (cinemablend.com)
  • A speculative drama about Brystiger's later years, Blindness begins with the former torture queen arriving at the blind school, brittle and nervy as she seeks an audience with the Primate of Poland (Marek Kalita), a cardinal whose arrest she once ordered. (hollywoodreporter.com)
  • blindness: football coach Profile of a blind man who coaches a youth football (soccer) team in South Africa. (britannica.com)
  • It's sometimes called being "colour blind", although total colour blindness (an inability to see any colour) is very rare. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Its originality lies not so much in David's discussions of the texts themselves, but more in his argument that fictional representations of blindness have created a set of myths and stereotypes of blindness which dictate how society treats the blind. (umich.edu)
  • Color blindness is an abnormal condition characterized by the inability to clearly distinguish different colors of the spectrum. (encyclopedia.com)