News about Blindness and Vision Loss

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Vision Health USA Today supplement

Sep 9, 2016
http://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/

Today's USA Today has a wonderful supplement called Vision Health with several articles about low vision and a great cover story about Super Bowl MVP Von Miller who details how his personal battle with poor vision inspired him to help underprivileged kids in Denver.

Read this article and all the stories.

https://www.howeyeseeit.org/

More than 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide, are affected by retinal degenerative diseases that can cause blindness - such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.  So now, celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.

www.myretinalinstitute.com

A Foundation-funded research team reports that a drug approved already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may also prevent or slow retinal degeneration and preserve vision.  Although more research must be done, the results so far are promising.

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