Help head posture research

25 March 2013

Leicester based medical student Vijay Patel is looking for volunteers to take part in a project examining the link between head posture/nodding and nystagmus. This project aims to gain data which may broaden our understanding of how the brain controls movements of the head and eyes. The tests (non-invasive) should take no more than three hours. Leicester will fund travel

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Award scheme launched by leading sight loss charity

25 March 2013

The search is on to crown the best support workers, volunteers and eye care professionals, as a leading sight loss charity launches their annual award scheme. The nomination process is now open for the four categories making up the Macular Society Awards for Excellence 2013. The categories are, ‘Volunteer of the year’, ‘Support or rehabilitation professional of the year’, ‘Optometrist

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Award Scheme Launched By Leading Sight Loss Charity
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NHS Information Centre publishes General Ophthalmic Services, Workforce Statistics for England & Wales.

25 March 2013

This publication shows the number of ophthalmic practitioners (Optometrists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners) who were authorised, by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England and Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales, to carry out NHS funded sight tests as at 31 December each year. Key facts As at 31 December 2012 England • There were 11,133 ophthalmic practitioners. This is an

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Lack of Awareness Risking Thousands of People’s Sight Each Year

25 March 2013

Nearly half of adults (48 per cent) have never heard of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK(1) Only just over a third of adults (36 per cent) would make an appointment with their GP or optician straight away if they started experiencing blurry vision or wavy lines (2) RNIB launches ‘Spot the signs’

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Wet AMD National Release FINAL(1)
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Device to help blind people ‘see’ gets OK to be sold in Europe

22 March 2013

An American company’s device to help blind people “see” — in the making for 15 years — has received approval to be sold in Europe. Wicab’s BrainPort V100 will be available in Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom starting in June, around the same time the company submits an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval

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Eye Care Charity SeeAbility to Produce Striking Chelsea Flower Show Garden

22 March 2013

The Chelsea Flower Show 2013 is a first on many levels: for eye care charity SeeAbility, garden designer Darren Hawkes and garden supporter Coutts, it’s the 1st time for everyone. SeeAbility worked with Darren to create a fresh, vibrant, and stimulating garden designed around the theme of sight loss and with the aim of raising awareness about the impact of

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Bausch + Lomb cease production of Fluorets

22 March 2013

Bausch + Lomb has announced that it has ceased production of its Fluorets product worldwide. The decision to cease production was made solely on commercial grounds and does not relate to regulatory or safety issues in any way. Despite the strongest representations, Bausch + Lomb has indicated that it is unable to reconsider this commercial decision. Bausch + Lomb anticipates

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Statement On Fluorets 21 03
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Housing LIN: Forecasting demand for specialist housing

21 March 2013

Do you know how much housing for older people you need in your area by 2030? Do you have easy access to any tool that can give you the answer and help you plan? Hot off the heels of the House of Lords Select Committee Report, ‘Ready for Ageing?’, the Housing LIN – in partnership with Elderly Accommodation Counsel –

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Metro/Action National Athletics Championships – London 15th June 2013 – entry form

21 March 2013

Metro are delighted to have Action for Blind people on board for this year’s championships, and would like to offer a warm welcome to all the Actioneer clubs throughout the UK to London to support this event. Metro are sure they can increase on the success of last year’s increase in competitors. Metro need your help to circulate this entry

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Entry Form Metro Games 2013
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Weekly Update for VISION 2020 UK subscribers 20/03/2013

20 March 2013

Welcome to the Weekly Update for VISION 2020 UK subscribers 20 March 2013 News Dundee lecturer and Chair of the VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd Emotional Support Group presented latest evidence on emotional support for sight loss at the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference For the full story please go to: http://tinyurl.com/bt4qkwd AOP calls for views on re-testing interval times For the

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