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A bit of hope

Posted on: Feb 06, 2019

This story begins with a fall down a flight of stairs but ends with a bit of hope. A few months back as my family gathered for a little reunion, my aunt had gone upstairs to grab a coat for one of the little kids. Minutes later she came down the dimly lit stairwell the […]

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Helping Your Visually Impaired Roommate Adjust to Your Home

Posted on: Mar 06, 2017

You have a new roommate, who is visually impaired. Perhaps they have been so their entire life, or maybe his/her visual impairment occurred more recently, becoming a burden for them to face alone. It’s a good idea to take some time to try to understand what it’s like for this person as you accept them […]

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Low Vision and Assistance

Posted on: Jul 25, 2016

There are vastly differing opinions in the world, some opinions are better than bubblegum toothpaste while others are so bad they should be arrested. Just as there are differing impairments in the blind and low vision world, there rest these differing opinions. Some, of which, attempt to speak for all other visually impaired people. They write with […]

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Yes You Can, If You Learn To Do It Differently

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016

While AMD robs patients of their vision, it doesn’t need to rob patients of their independence or their joy in participating in their favorite hobbies.   How one lives successfully with AMD or any other low vision condition depends on how willing one is to try to do the things they enjoy, but to do them […]

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Prevent Depression

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014

When people stop doing the activities they enjoy they are at a higher risk for depression concluded a recent study performed at Thomas Jefferson University.   Retina specialists and geriatric psychiatrists collaborated in the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration (VITAL).  They found that patients with age related macular degeneration can prevent […]

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Adult Stem Cell Study Update

Posted on: Jul 02, 2014

Eye centers such as Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary are two of the four centers that participated in the Phase I/II Study of Human Central Nervous System Stem Cells (HuCNS-SC) in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Review of the Trial The purpose of the study was to “determine the […]

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Vision Loss Due To Age Related Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014

Perhaps you have already suffered some kind of vision loss due to age related macular degeneration (AMD).  Typically some of the symptoms of AMD can be the same as those for cataracts.  While macular diseases are the result of changes in the back of the eye, the retina, cataract formation is the result of changes […]

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As the body ages it deteriorates

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014

As the body ages it deteriorates, whether it’s your joints, your spine, or your eyes.  There are normal changes associated with aging eyes such as inability to focus, occasional floaters, and the need for more light.  But then there are more aggressive forms of deterioration that result in abnormal loss of vision. The macula is […]

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Day To Day

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013

When I was going to school I had to make a portfolio of things that a visually impaired person might benefit from. I decided to do it entitled “a Day in the Life Of…” So I went through my daily routines and found out which ones needed assistance due to my vision. It surprised me […]

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Posted on: Dec 11, 2013

Polo. It is an old children’s game that I like to still play. When I am trying to find someone or somewhere I just call out and then a response guides me to where I need to go. At Christmas I bought everyone a small hand-sanitizer as a gift and it had a holder that […]

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