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'I don’t know any different': Former Voice of Ireland star refuses to let sight loss hold her back
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'I don’t know any different': Former Voice of Ireland star refuses to let sight loss hold her back

Oct 6th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,242 Views 5 Comments

Rebecca Kelly and three other members of her family live with visual impairment.

Pay PRSI? You can now get glasses for free
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Pay PRSI? You can now get glasses for free

Oct 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 105,487 Views 56 Comments

The government has expanded the dental and optical services you can get covered if you pay PRSI.

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
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Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Dec 1st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,711 Views 27 Comments

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

'I'm losing my sight, hearing, AND my place in Irish society'
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'I'm losing my sight, hearing, AND my place in Irish society'

Sep 27th 2015, 8:30 AM 10,359 Views 8 Comments

The Department of Health has decided not to recognise deafblindness as a unique disability. Here’s why.

Well, this is the sweetest thing you'll see today
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Well, this is the sweetest thing you'll see today

Jul 13th 2015, 9:51 PM 31,251 Views 18 Comments

Take a moment to appreciate the cuteness.

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients
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'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

Oct 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,554 Views 4 Comments

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020
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Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020

Jul 16th 2014, 9:56 PM 6,968 Views 4 Comments

There are currently more than 220,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired.

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!
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Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!

Dec 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,509 Views 8 Comments

Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.

Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?
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Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 417 Views 46 Comments

It’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender – but for millions of women this is the stark reality, writes Michael Marren.

Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life
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Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life

Oct 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 361 Views 12 Comments

Kevin Kelly was plunged into a world of darkness when he went completely blind at just 14, but thanks to his companion Miles he has been able to obtain a Master’s degree and pursue the career he wanted.

This dog's struggle is all of our struggle
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# So Near Yet So Far

This dog's struggle is all of our struggle

Aug 28th 2013, 12:42 PM 1,620 Views 0 Comments

He knows what he wants, he just can’t get it.

Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study
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Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study

Jul 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,978 Views 18 Comments

The findings offer hope of a treatment that could eventually help people who are blind.

Irish inventions helping those with sight loss
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Irish inventions helping those with sight loss

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 2,463 Views 0 Comments

National Council for the Blind (NCBI) promoting digital inclusion with competition to encourage creative technologies like these…