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  • New device lets blind see with their tongues
    New device lets blind see with their tongues
    The FDA announced that it has just approved marketing the BrainPort V100 , which, when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping them process visual images with their tongues...
  • Exposure to cats and cockroaches can cause glaucoma
    Exposure to cats and cockroaches can cause glaucoma
    According to the National Eye Institute, 27 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, a group of eye diseases caused by increased pressure within the eyeball, which can result in vision loss and blindness if not treated. A new study by UCLA...
  • GE Lighting $10 for $10 Challenge
    Foundation Fighting Blindness partners with GE for VisionWalk matching campaign
    The Foundation Fighting Blindness and GE Lighting are teaming up this month with a donation-matching campaign to honor the 10th year of the VisionWalk.The Foundation Fighting Blindness announced the beginning of the GE Lighting $10 for $10...
  • Rapper Suge Knight
    Hip hop mogul Suge Knight going blind
    Recently, hip hop mogul Suge Knight announced in court that he is going blind. Suge Knight, 49, whose real name is Marion Knight, is presently in jail for murder; he has been in jail since January. Knight claims to have only 15% vision according...
  • Bryce the blind Harbor Seal pup at Alaska SeaLife Center
    Alaska SeaLife Center gives blind Harbor seal pup a second chance
    In August 2014, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward received a call on their Stranded Marine Animal Hotline about a beached Harbor seal pup who was spotted at Land's End in Homer, Alaska. The Alaska SeaLife Center rescued the poor creature,...
  • 'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #9 - Understanding Blindness
    'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #9 - Understanding Blindness
    Blindness is “the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors. Total blindness is the complete lack of form and light perception and is clinically recorded as "NLP," an abbreviation for "...
  • Blind woman: Baby boy is this mom's first sight, ever. WATCH her awed reaction
    Blind woman: Baby boy is this mom's first sight, ever. WATCH her awed reaction
    A blind woman was able to “open” her eyes to a most precious sight – her infant baby boy. Can there be anything more inspiring than gazing down at your own tiny son? For Ontario mother Kathy Beitz, the moment was amplified by the...
  • No cuts
    Entering the Kingdom ahead of you
    Read Matthew 21:23-32Let’s do a little divine role playing for a minute. That’s right, put yourself in the shoes of Jesus.This is not during the Sermon on the Mount, or when he walked on water, or even his trek up to Golgotha.I want...
  • Foundation Fighting BLindness
    Jacksonville FFB Chapter Speaker Series meeting to include gene therapy lab tour
    Have you ever heard the phrase "gene therapy" and wanted to learn more about it, especially when it comes to treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases? Here's your chance!Join Jacksonville chapter members of the...
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    Jacksonville FFB Chapter Speaker Series meeting addresses low vision technology
    Jacksonville Foundation Fighting Blindness chapter members recently had the opportunity to get their hands on some of the latest low-vision aids during a presentation at the University of Florida Charter Auditorium given by a low-vision aid vendor...
  • Smoking may blind you
    Smoking may blind you
    A new long-term study has found that people who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes in the past, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it increase in severity sooner. The findings were published in...
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness hosts Jacksonville coffee social
    Foundation Fighting Blindness Jacksonville chapter to host coffee social
    The Jacksonville chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host a coffee social on Saturday morning at a local Starbucks.The aim of the get-together is to provide chapter members the opportunity to meet others with retinal degenerative...
  • End the VisionWalk season with a bang
    Foundation Fighting Blindness pushes to end VisionWalk season 'with a bang'
    The 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk may be over, but the spring VisionWalk teams still have some work to do.The spring VisionWalk season is coming to a close, but the national VisionWalk total is $100,000 short of its goal, according to an...
  • Researchers restore vision with human adult stem cells
    Researchers restore vision with human adult stem cells
    Boston researchers have reported that they have successfully regrown human corneal tissue from adult stem cells. Loss of this tissue is one of the leading causes of blindness; thus, the new process could potentially restore vision to the blind....
  • VisionWalk 2014
    6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk a big success, surpasses fundraising goal
    Visually impaired people and their friends and families gathered on April 26 for the 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk at the University of North Florida to show their support for blindness research.Nearly 500 walkers participated in the free,...
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