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         Blindness:     more books (102)
  1. Blindness; Or, the Second Sense Restored and Lost. a Poem, in Three Parts, With Descriptive and Physiological Notes by Andrew Park, 2009-12-28
  2. Nightglow: Borges' Poetics of Blindness by Florence L. Yudin, 1997
  3. Years of blindness by H. G. Quaritch Wales, 1943
  4. Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay: With A New Translation Of Diderots Letter On The Blind by Kate E. Tunstall, 2011-07-21
  5. Race Color and Partial Blindness: Affirmative Action Under the Law by OLE O. Moen, 2001-12-31
  6. Blindness: Medical Subject Analysis With Bibliography by Edward G. Amaura, 1987-04
  7. Our Sciences Ruled by Human Prejudice: Humanly Necessary Causal Blindness Persisting Even in Sciences by D. G. Garan, 1987-01
  8. New means of studying color blindness and normal foveal color vision,: With some results and their genetical implications, (University of California publications in psychology) by Gordon Lynn Walls, 1952
  9. Ishiharas Tests for Colour Blindness (Concise Edition, 1962) by Dr. Shinobu Ishihara, 1962
  10. The Hunterian lectures on colour-vision and colour-blindness, delivered before the Royal college of surgeons of England on February 1st and 3rd, 1911 by Frederick William Edridge-Green, 2010-08-29
  11. Blindness (Diseases and Disorders) by Hal Marcovitz, 2008-08-15
  12. Preventable Blindness by Nathaniel Bishop Harman, 2009-12-24
  13. We Know Who We Are: A History of the Blind in Challenging Educational and Socially Constructed Policies : A Study in Policy Archeology (Critical Concerns in Blindness Series, 1st.) by Ronald J. Ferguson, 2001-07-01
  14. The Hunterian Lectures on Colour-Vision and Colour-Blindness by Frederick William Edridge-Green, 2010-07-24

121. Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health Science University An academic regional eye center dedicated to preventing blindness through research, and to bringing advanced technology through continuing education of physicians.

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122. BBC NEWS | Health | Viagra Linked To Blindness Risk
Antiimpotence drug Viagra increases the risk of blindness, doctors believe.


... Newswatch Last Updated: Friday, 1 April, 2005, 14:25 GMT 15:25 UK E-mail this to a friend Printable version Viagra linked to blindness risk More than 20m men have used Viagra in the last seven years Anti-impotence drug Viagra increases the risk of blindness, doctors believe.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the US identified seven men who developed vision problems after taking Viagra. The team, writing in the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology,said it brought the total number of reported cases to 14. But Pfizer, the makers of the drug which has been used by more than 20m men since its launch in 1998, said the cases were a coincidence. The seven men, aged between 50 and 69 years old, had all suffered from a swelling of the optic nerve within 36 hours of taking Viagra for erectile dysfunction. Pfizer takes these reports very seriously, as we do anything concerning the safety of patients
Pfizer spokeswoman Six experienced vision loss within 24 hours, although only one had problems with both eyes. The condition, known as nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), causes a rapid reduction of vision and can, in the most serious cases, lead to blindness.

123. ScienCentral: Blindness Gene
Researchers have found that a mutation in a single gene may cause about half ofthe cases of agerelated macular degeneration — the leading cause br of

124. Color Blindness
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125. Cortical Blindness
Cortical blindness bar3.gif (4740 bytes). Bullet Cortical blindness Alternativepage for non-JavaScript browsers A presentation on visual field loss based
Cortical Blindness
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A presentation on visual field loss based on location of the injury in the brain Overcoming cortical blindness and brain-injury We have been blessed with a very special child, our son Sterling, 19 years old. Sterling was born blind and brain- injured due to a massive cerebral hemorrhaging (stroke) he sustained in utero or at birth. Doctors had told us that cortical blindness pertaining to the cortex area of the brain) is irreversible. Their prognosis was that our son would remain blind and a vegetable for the rest of his life. BLINDSIGHT ALSO OCCURS IN MONKEYS Discussion on blindsight and studies in Monkeys

126. Elimination Of River Blindness 'Possible Within Ten Years'
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127. Vision Of Children - Childhood Blindness And Vision Impairment
Groups aims include the eradication of hereditary childhood blindness, ocularalbinism and other blindness.
Our Mission: To cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders, and to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families

VOC art contest coming soon!
Gene Therapy for OA Mice
Researchers at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) recently published data from their gene therapy research on mouse models with Ocular Albinism. A summary of their article can be found here
For 20 San Diego residents, VOC's fundraising dinner on February 11th combined all the elements of a perfect evening. more
Grants 2005
County of San Diego * Las Patronas * William H. Donner Foundation * Warren Family Foundation * Pechanga Band of Mission Indians * Century Club of San Diego * Cubic Corporation * Delta Gamma Foundation * Sundt Foundation * The Country Friends
A Vision of Hope
Dimension One Spas , a leader in the spa industry, recently announced that $1 from every "Vision" cartridge sold will be donated to

128. Fight For Sight
A nonprofit organization funding fellowships and grants for vision research and children's eye clinics in the U.S. and internationally to prevent blindness and find cures for all eye diseases.
The mission of Fight for Sight is to support vision research – to find the causes and cures for blindness – and to help save the sight of children through support of pediatric eye centers.
Kenneth R. Barasch, M.D.
President FFS Award Recipient 1958 Richard Lane, Esq.
Chairman George W. Feld
Vice President Gaby Kressly
Secretary Daniel Z. Nelson
Treasurer Wendy Barasch
Member Corrine Calesso
Member Elaine Hall, Ph.D.
Member FFS Award Recipient, 1995, 2000 Jerome Ladden
Member Douglas Schwartz Member Belinda Walker Terry Member Mary Prudden Ex officio Executive Director, Fight for Sight Fight for Sight was founded in 1946 by Mildred Weisenfeld. Faced with the degenerative eye disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, she was shocked to learn that research into the causes and cures of vision diseases and disorders was virtually nonexistent. Not content to sit back and wait for others to decide that research was the vital link to finding treatments, Mrs. Weisenfeld founded Fight for Sight. Today, Fight for Sight is recognized as an international leader in the battle for the preservation and restoration of sight through research. Since its founding, the Fight for Sight Awards Program has funded 2,600 student fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships and grants-in-aid. These prestigious awards have been made to individuals at more than 165 leading eye centers and universities in the U.S. and internationally. Awards are selected by a prominent scientific panel chosen by the Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

129. Saramago, José Blindness
The author reminds us that there are many forms of blindness and multiple ways In the catastrophic world of blindness, to live each fragile day is the
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Genre Novel (294 pp.) Keywords Abandonment Blindness Caregivers Catastrophe ... Survival Summary A sudden epidemic of blindness spreads throughout an unidentified country. When those who have lost their sight are examined, however, no evidence of pathology or damage can be found. The afflicted all describe "seeing" not darkness but rather a dense, impenetrable whiteness. Because the government believes the disease is contagious, those people initially affected are quickly quarantined in a former mental hospital that is guarded by soldiers. There, the blind are treated like lepers and live like animals. Enigmatically, the wife of a sightless ophthalmologist has been spared from going blind. She functions as both protector and caregiver of a small group of blind people. They escape their imprisonment only when their captors (and presumably everyone except the ophthalmologist's wife) lose their sight. Life is reduced to a constant search for food. As the situation grows even more grisly, vision is not only abruptly restored but perhaps with a clarity greater than ever before. When crowds of people rejoice "I can see," the reader wonders whether their earlier loss of sight was genuine or maybe some form of psychic blindness or spiritual malaise.

130. The Church And Blindness Charity
News and information on the groups work to make religious materials available to the blind. Based in the UK.
Normal Sight Macular Degeneration Cataracts Glaucoma Diabetes An Explanation
WITH FURTHER FUNDING we can continue helping 3 million visually impaired people (VIP) + the 36,000 who become registered VIP each year. We can continue a campaign re (i) commercial publishers producing large-print books - especially in the non-fiction genre and (ii) Local bookshops changing their attitude by STOCKING a good selection of LARGE-PRINT.
Please Email:
On 31 August 2004, a child of 11 years, about to start Secondary School, needed a large-print dictionary in French. Unavailable. His mother had contacted Collins: they refuse to print any more L-P dictionaries. W H Smith will not stock L-P books. The excuse of these multi million pound companies is that "It's not economically viable". The child wishes to learn German later on. That will not be allowed until he has reached a certain standard in French. Should you encounter difficulties - as a VIP - whether in church or in bookshops, please put your situation in writing and take it up with your church, your local Council, and with your Member of Parliament. Your actions will help to ensure the Disability Discrimination Act really does 'bite' for 3 million VIP.

131. Cortical Blindness
CORTICAL blindness. DESCRIPTION A term used to describe an apparent lack of Children with cortical blindness do not exhibit nystagmus, however.
DESCRIPTION: : A term used to describe an apparent lack of visual functioning, in spite of anatomically and structurally intact eyes. The cause is assumed to be a lack of cortical functioning (i.e., the visual cortex of the brain is non-functionalj. Children with "cortical blindness" do not exhibit nystagmus, however. (Nystagmus may be the way the nervous system responds to bad vision, since it occurs simultaneously with many visual impairments.) Neither a CAT scan nor a VEP can confirm cortical function. In the absence of other abnormalities (e.g., optic atrophy, microcephaly, frequent seizuring), the prognosis is good for regaining some degree of visual functioning in children with "cortical blindness." TREATMENT: Vision stimulation activities of all kinds are appropriate, over a long period of time. However, the potential for improved visual functioning is probably better in the younger child than in the adult. Fibers of the optic tract and their connections (the extrageniculostriate system) may be important in visual recovery, since they are theorized to be 1) important in the maintenance of a stationary optical image on the retina via reflex eye movements; 2) essential for the provision of visual feedback for cerebellar coordination of learned skilled movements; and 3) mediators in visual functioning with the geniculostriate system. IMPLICATIONS: It is currently believed* that the pliability of the young brain may be a factor in this positive prognosis. The recovery pattern is not easily detected by standard ophthalmic tests, since visual behaviors are unique and somewhat unusual (e.g., many children recover the ability to identify single letters of large print when well isolated; most recover the ability to name colors; most can detect moving targets in the peripheral field better than in the central field). Short term evaluations should not determine visual potential, since progress may take time. Dramatic and significant visual recovery can happen over a long term (a decade or more).

132. OnchoNet Homepage
Offers a range of resources on onchocerciasis, the fourth leading cause of blindness worldwide.
Welcome to OnchoNET, the onchocerciasis information repository. Onchocerciasis is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting over 18 million people. From 1985 to 2000, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation sponsored an international initiative to develop a vaccine for onchocerciasis, including the River Blindness Genome Project (RBGP) directed by Dr. Steven A. Williams (1995 to 2000).
The RBGP is currently being funded by the A. K. Watson Trust (1999-2003).
Now, the powerful research tools available on the Internet have been organized
in OnchoNET. Please click on the links below to access pages related to the listed topics.

133. Sight Savers International - International Charity Fighting Blindness
A charity that combats blindness globally.
You're about to discover just how amazing it can be to give the gift of sight. At Sight Savers, we work in the world's poorest countries, restoring sight and giving hope to many adults and children who are needlessly blind. who we are what we do eye conditions campaigns ... Our work
Discover how we are helping to save sight and change lives in Uganda and in the developing world Make poverty history
10th September is the second Global White Band Day Absolutely fabulous!
Read about Joanna Lumley 's visit to see our work in Bangladesh News by email
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134. Vision International Eye Missions, A Public Nonprofit Charity, Combats Unncessar
Nonprofit organization dedicated to fight blindness via building and improving eye centers and providing training to eye doctors in underserved areas and the developing world.
Vision International Eye Missions is a non-profit Foundation based
in Santa Rosa, California that is dedicated to the preservation
of sight at home and abroad. It is a public charity with IRS
status of a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
Ceremonies of Laser Inauguration
Mr. Jose Bronfman, Administrator of Lions Sight First read a letter of dedication of the 2 lasers to the people of Madagascar at the University of Madagascar in Antananarivo, Eye Department on Dr. Suslov's behalf. Dr. Suslov was unable to attend due to illness. Video is in French and is 3MB. View Video About our Co-Founder, Dr. Tamara Suslov
Dr. Tamara Suslov shares her good fortune by helping restore sight to people in the Third World. Read Newspaper Article
for months.

135. Night Blindness
A description of the typical night blindness people with degenartive diseasesare suffering from.
Retina International Seeking a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Macular Degeneration, Usher Syndrome and allied retinal distrophies
Night Blindness
The outer area of the retina is made up of more rods than cones. The rod cells are the cells that enable us to see in poor illumination. This is the reason why loss of side vision often results in night blindness.
Normal vision (left and right) and night blindness (middle) Individuals suffering from night blindness not only see poorly at night, but also require some time for their eyes to adjust from brightly lit areas to dim ones. Contrast vision may also be greatly reduced. Normal Vision Slow Adjustment Glare Sensitivity
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136. Illinois Society For The Prevention Of Blindness
Provides public resources for safety and care of eyes, along with eye disease. Includes The Visionary , a publication that explores research projects, issues and news of interest.
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137. 318. On His Blindness. John Milton. The Oxford Book Of English Verse
Arthur QuillerCouch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250–1900.John Milton. 1608–1674. 318. On His blindness
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138. BLINDNESS By Jose Saramago
Saramago uses blindness as a metaphor for both personal misfortune and social Both Saramago and Wells use blindness as a sign of limitation because this
By Jose Saramago.
Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero from the 1995 Ensaio sombre a Cegueira.
309 pages
London: The Harvill Press, 1997
ISBN: 0-15-136700-9 Comments of Bob Corbett
October 2001 Also appended remarks from George Snedeker
December 2001 How are we to imagine a world in which some central part of our meaning system suddenly disappears? I've played with the idea in thinking about having survived an atomic war which destroyed most humans, and all the basic infrastructures of everyday life. The problems one runs into even in such a game of imagination is to be consistent and being able to step far enough away to see what it is that really changes. In my day-dreaming imaginings I never went so far as to even dare to consider the inner changes in my person or the other survivors around me. It was much more than I could do to even anticipate and manage the physical problems of change and how to deal with them. Jose Saramago presents us with exactly such a problematic, yet his masterful analysis deals not only with the physical aspects of change and how his characters deal with them, but he inters into the psychological realm and astounds us with his insights and brilliance. A man is sitting at a traffic light one day waiting for the light to turn green and he suddenly goes blind. This is the "first blind man." Slowly this mysterious form of blindness, the like not known in the literature of modern medicine, spreads to the whole nation. As best we know, there is only one sighted person left in the realm. We follow a cast of fewer than 10 characters in detail. We have no names, only descriptors. After all one character tells us "blind people need no names." There is the first blind man, the first blind man's wife. The blind man had a seeming good semaritan who helps him home and but then steals his car and is thus called the man who had stole the car. There is the doctor whom he consults and the doctor's wife, the girl with dark glasses, the boy with the squint and the man with the black eye patch. There are a few others, but these become our key characters, later on adding the dog of tears.

139. Inattentional Blindness: An Overview By Arien Mack & Irvin Rock
Arien Mack Irvin Rock s book Inattentional blindness may be purchased CHAPTER ONE of Arien Mack and Irvin Rock (1998) Inattentional blindness.
Inattentional Blindness may be purchased
from Amazon.Com Inattentional Blindness
Arien Mack

Department of Psychology
New School for Social Research
USA and Irvin Rock
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
USA PSYCHE, 5(3), May, 1999 KEYWORDS: vision, attention, perception, consciousness, inattentional blindness. CHAPTER ONE of Arien Mack and Irvin Rock (1998) Inattentional Blindness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
1. Motivation for the Research
What is the relationship between attention and perception? How much, if anything, of our visual world do we perceive when we are not attending to it? Are there only some kinds of things we see when we are not attending? If there are, do they fall into particular categories? Do we see them because they have captured our attention or because our perception of them is independent of our attention? Most people have the impression that they simply see what is there and do so merely by opening their eyes and looking. Of course, we may look more closely at some things than at others, which is what we ordinarily mean by "paying attention," but it probably seems to many people as if we see nearly everything in our field of view. There is an opposite experience that also raises questions about the relation between perception and attention. When we are intently awaiting something, we often see and hear things that are not there. For example, many people have had the experience of hearing footsteps or seeing someone who is anxiously awaited even though theperson is not there, and there are no footsteps. On these occasions, it is as if our intense expectation and riveted attention create or at least distort a perceptual object. Here, instead of not seeing (or hearing) what is there when we are distracted, we are seeing (or hearing) what is not there, or perhaps more accurately, misperceiving what may actually be there, but which we are anxiously awaiting. Both experiences appear to implicate attention in the act of perceiving. This kind of experience was eloquently described by William James.

140. Birmingham Focus On Blindness : Home
Birmingham Focus on blindness, was established in 1846 and has provided However, it is a daily struggle for Birmingham Focus on blindness to raise the
Search Site A bout Us Our S ... Personalise your browsing experience by changing the colour and font settings of this site. Welcome to Birmingham Focus on Blindness. Birmingham Focus on Blindness, was established in 1846 and has provided services and support to those with sight impairment for over 150 years. Our aim is to enable those with sight impairment to lead full and independent lives and it is our hope that this support helps enhance the quality of their lives.
However, it is a daily struggle for Birmingham Focus on Blindness to raise the necessary finances, which are required to carry on the great work of the charity. This means that we have to rely on the generosity of people who send us donations, or remember us in their Will, or In Memoriam. A Bequest or In Memoriam to Birmingham Focus on Blindness will ensure we will go on supporting and improving the quality of life for the 30,000 children and adults in Birmingham that are blind or sight impaired. On a smaller scale you could always purchase one of our charity wristbands
Regards Rob Legge - Chief Executive
Disability Awareness Training Birmingham Focus on Blindness launch - Respectability.

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