Eye Health

Blindness

Blindness is defined as complete or near to complete vision loss. Read more about visual impairment and the causes and treatment of blindness here.

Touch sense faster if born blind

The sense of touch works faster in people who have been blind from birth than in those with normal vision or those who became blind later in life, a new study finds.

Implant could cure blindness

A bionic retina implant which registers light and transmits messages to the brain could cure degenerative blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa.

'Nudie book' for the blind

Photographer Lisa Murphy believed the blind lacked access to our "much sexualised" world, so she decided to create a new kind of pornography designed especially for the blind.

Blind people may one day drive

A prototype vehicle equipped with technology that enables a blind person to drive a car is scheduled to be demonstrated next year by US researchers.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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