Month: October 2017

30 October 2017

New test may spot glaucoma early

We’ve been really excited to read about recent research from University College London, where researchers have developed a test that may spot glaucoma years – even a decade – before we notice any visual impairment. Glaucoma is when the optic nerve – connecting your eye to brain – becomes damaged, leading to sight loss if …

Image approximating the sight of someone with glaucoma

16 October 2017

Getting accessible customer-service right first time

Recent research into how sensory-impaired people access disability benefits highlights problems in the PIP benefits application process. These problems are unnecessary, and hinder people from accessing the benefits they both rely on, and are entitled to. Ensuring people can access their disability benefits is of utmost priority, and these issues need to be addressed. But …

6 October 2017

Sightsavers’ work to eliminate avoidable blindness

It’s World Smile Day, and who can forget Criscent’s smile after his double cataract operation by Sightsavers? Today we’re instantly reminded of Criscent Bwambale from Uganda, wearing his new glasses after having life-changing double cataract surgery at the age of six. BBC News In Pictures documents Criscent’s experience. Criscent’s operation was made possible by Sightsavers, a charity …

Image of Criscent Bwambale, wearing his new glasses and smiling.
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