Two blind British men have electronic retinas fitted
Two British men who have been totally blind for many years have had part of their vision restored after surgery to fit pioneering eye implants.
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The importance of DLA - Watch the videos
Terri, Siobhan and David are all registered blind. They are concerned that the challenges they face won't be recognised when the Government replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and that they may lose this vital support, which helps them to live safely and independently.
NHS faces judicial review
The pharmaceutical company Novartis is challenging the use of a cheaper alternative to its drug Lucentis for a common cause of loss of vision.
The NHS in four areas in the south of England agreed last year that a drug called Avastin could be prescribed for the condition wet AMD.
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TV Licensing and RNIB urge blind people to claim concession on their TV Licence
TV Licensing has launched a partnership with RNIB to ensure people who are registered blind are claiming their 50 per cent concession on their TV Licence. Over 40,000 blind concessionary licences were issued in the UK in the last 12 months, however the initiative aims to increase that number further by encouraging anyone who is registered but not claiming to apply for their licence now.
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Books for children with sight loss
One of the UK’s leading academic publishers has signed an exclusive deal with the National Blind Children’s Society (NBCS) to make its list available in large print
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Get Active with Walking Football
If you used to play football but now find the pace a bit too much or if you've never had the chance to be involved before, walking football is the perfect introduction to playing football for people aged 60 years and over.
All the rules are the same but with one big difference, you can only walk - no running - no sprinting – just walking.
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Blind and Visual Impairment Football Coaching Event
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Dame Judi Dench battling to save her eyesight
Gene therapy gives sight back
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