Macular Society: Treatment delays leave Staffordshire man with irreversible sight loss

29 August 2017
Source: Macular Society

A Staffordshire man was forced to invade the headquarters of his local healthcare commissioners on two separate occasions to demand answers after he suffered irreversible sight loss as a result of delays to his treatment. Chris Thorley, aged 56, filmed himself on his mobile phone as he entered the head offices of North Staffordshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) demanding to

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Championing vision awareness in autism services

12 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Results from a collaborative project on autism and sight loss undertaken by RNIB Scotland, Scottish Autism and Edinburgh Napier University have been published in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. The work was funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Strategy for Autism. Improving health outcomes

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Queen’s researchers collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer new study for children with sight loss

1 March 2017
Source: QUB

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Guide Dogs NI have conducted a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops, with the aim of  improving  movement skills for children with a vision impairment. Using the state-of-the-art Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University, the team were able

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‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’

21 February 2017
Source: Chris Muldoon, Guide Dogs

Please find attached ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’ from Chris Muldoon.  

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The Lancet: Vision impairment and risk of frailty: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

2 December 2016
Source: The Lancet

Age-related vision impairment has been associated with comorbidities, current disability, and poor quality of life. However, it is unclear whether vision impairment is associated with increasing future frailty, further affecting ability to live independently. We investigated the association of poor vision with incident pre-frailty and frailty. The study shows that visually impaired adults aged 60 years and over have the

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VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England

Matt Broom, Operations Manager, VISION 2020 UK presenting to delegates at the Dementia Day event

21 July 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Over 200 delegates from the vision impaired and dementia sectors came together at an event in Birmingham this week. The event, created to increase understanding of the prevalence and issues with vision among people with dementia, featured experts from the eye health sector tasked with enabling better care and improving the quality of life for this growing group within the UK.

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Charities and blind and partially sighted people join forces to produce guide for those newly diagnosed with sight loss

25 May 2016

A group of leading sight loss organisations are today (25/05) launching a trial of a new, free information booklet to help those newly diagnosed with sight loss. The booklet, Sight Loss: What we needed to know, has been co-produced with 12 people who are living with sight loss and four carers, with the goal of answering the questions, and addressing

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Direct Line: Millions of motorists risk driving with bad eyesight

4 May 2016
Source: Direct Line

Motorists who need glasses or contact lenses but drive without them increase their risk of an accident four-fold A fifth (21 per cent) of motorists who need glasses or contact lenses always drive without them 37 per cent haven’t had an eye test in the past two years or more ‘Popping to the shops’ is the most common occurrence of

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VISION 2020 UK endorses RNIB Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government consultation on their Public Health Outcomes Framework

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8 February 2016
Source: RNIB

We welcome the Welsh Government’s aim to develop a set of national well-being indicators for Wales that are intended to measure progress in achieving a prosperous, resilient, more equal and healthier Wales.

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RNIB Scotland: E-learning: Sight loss and dementia module

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1 February 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

RNIB Practice and Development Team have created an e-learning module for support staff and carers, called Eye Health Care for Everyone. It will help you to understand the sight problems experienced by people with dementia. It is an interactive module and uses DVD clips to demonstrate the leading causes of sight loss. There is also a personal account from Stewart

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