New discovery could restore vision to people living with degenerative sight loss

27 July 2012

Fascinating story from Fight For Sight. New discovery could restore vision to people living with degenerative sight loss. A team of University of California, Berkley, scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Munich and University of Washington, Seattle, has discovered AQA, a chemical that temporarily restores vision to blind mice. The chemical AAQ works by making the cells

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British Blind Sport announces Noel Thatcher MBE as its new patron

26 July 2012

With the Paralympic Games on the horizon, five times gold medallist, joins national disability sports organisation, British Blind Sport as its new Patron British Blind Sport is delighted to announce renowned visually impaired Paralympic athlete, Noel Thatcher MBE as its new Patron. Noel represented the United Kingdom at the Paralympics for long distance running in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000

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Time is running out to join Fight for Sight’s annual sponsored walk! 21 September 2012

24 July 2012

Places on the ‘Carrots NightWalk – See London in the Dark 2012’ are filling up fast. So if you’re looking for a fitness challenge, or you or a loved one has been affected by sight loss, please don’t delay to register for this fun night-time sponsored walk. The Carrots NightWalk is Fight for Sight’s flagship fundraising event, helping to raise

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Sight Loss and Vision Survey

23 July 2012

Despite ongoing research activity in the UK and other countries, there are still many questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions that remain unanswered. Given that resources for research are limited, it is important for research funders to understand how patients, carers and eye health professionals prioritise these unanswered questions so that future research

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Accessible London

23 July 2012

For those travelling into London for the Olympics we just wanted to give you an idea of accessibility links: The major one is the Inclusive London website, accessible stations etc here: http://www.inclusivelondon.com/search/what/0/37523/921/0/London/Olympic%20And%20Paralympic%20Venues/0/0/0/0/0/search.aspx?tbclr=1 Some great information on the Guide Dogs website: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/news/national-events/olympics-2012/accessible-transport-stations/ And of course the Transport for London page: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/transportaccessibility/1167.aspx

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Fight for Sight Awards for Eye Research

20 July 2012

Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. The following funding opportunities are currently available. Please visit http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/apply-for-funding to find the grant(s) that best suits your needs. Small Grant Awards Schemes The schemes are The Dr Hans and Mrs Gertrude Hirsch Awards Scheme, The Fight for Sight Small

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Sight Saved: A report on the provision of eye health services across England (Plain Text)

19 July 2012

Please find attached a copy of a new report on variations in eye health services in England published by Visionary – an umbrella group linking local sight loss charities. This report has been compiled from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent out to existing PCTs to help understand variations in spending, waiting times and the approach taken to building care

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Sight Saved: A report on the provision of eye health services across England (PDF format)

19 July 2012

Please find attached a copy of a new report on variations in eye health services in England published by Visionary – an umbrella group linking local sight loss charities. This report has been compiled from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent out to existing PCTs to help understand variations in spending, waiting times and the approach taken to building care

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Step inside the strange world of medical museums

18 July 2012

This summer, three of London’s medical royal colleges have joined together to open their doors to the public. Visitors to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Physicians will have the opportunity to explore Grade I listed buildings, discover fascinating exhibitions and uncover nearly 500 years of medical history. The

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Press Release: New training helps occupational therapists focus on sight loss

18 July 2012

From today occupational therapists (OTs) can gain access to free online training that could help them address the problems of older people with sight loss. The new course, Light for Sight (1), developed by sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust (2) together with the College of Occupational Therapists (3), gives OTs the skills to recognize poor lighting and advise on

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