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  • Genetic testing for nystagmus is tricky

    English

    Genetic tests for people with nystagmus could just be a few years away.

  • Theatre Audio Description FAQs

    English

    Using audio description at the theatre provides key information about a play that blind or partially sighted audience members may otherwise miss. Toby Davy, Deputy Director of VocalEyes, discusses audio description and addresses the frequently asked questions around the concept.

  • App to detect visual loss following a stroke

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    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) has received funding from the Scottish Government to develop an app for the detection of visual problems in stroke survivors.

  • Could HIV drugs be used to treat a leading cause of blindness?

    English

    Drugs traditionally used to control HIV/AIDS infections, could soon be harnessed to treat the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the UK, according to research.

  • Visual component of UK driving test is "far from ideal"

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    Researchers from City University London have suggested that the visual component of the UK driving test needs a rethink.

  • Taxi drivers who make a difference

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    Taking a cab in Liverpool is much simpler for blind and partially sighted people, thanks to a training scheme aimed at taxi drivers.

  • The big picture on sight loss

    English

    RNIB Scotland is running a series of linked Vision Champion projects that include stroke, autism and dementia.

  • Could a colour test detect AMD?

    English

    Researchers at Aston University are hoping that a simple eye colour test could detect a form of age-related macular degeneration

  • Making eye health a priority

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    Hannah Flynn looks at what the RCGP has been doing to promote eye health in older people.

  • Could HIV drugs be used to treat a leading cause of blindness?

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    Drugs traditionally used to control HIV/AIDS infections, could soon be harnessed to treat the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the UK, according to research.

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