Stem Cell Research & Aniridia – Sajjad Ahmed – Cornea Connect 2019

[Sajjad] All patients with any stem cell loss were put into two groups – the two groups that I’ve discussed with stem cells and without stem cells. And everyone was randomised, which meant that no-one knew which arm you were going into of the trial. And most of the patients with aniridia went into the […]

PAX6 & The Cornea: An Eye To The Future

Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. You will excuse me if I skip the first slides a bit too fast, mainly because Mariya touched upon some issues anyway, so elegantly, much better than I could do, and because we are running out of time. So I will try to make it […]

Low Vision Part 5: How Can Family Members Help a Loved One With Low Vision?

[MUSIC] The families are very important for the successful rehabilitation of the individual with the vision loss. Family members a lot of times will ask us, well what can I do? And one of the things I always tell them is find out as much as you can about this particular eye condition so that […]

Could You Be “Legally Blind”?

Low Vision Part 2: What Can I Do if I Have Low Vision?

[MUSIC] Individuals with low vision often do find it necessary or helpful to make a number of modifications in their home. There’s a number of ways that appliance dials can be marked with high-contrast and/or tactual markings so that they can operate the microwave and the washing machine and the oven dials more efficiently. One […]

Spot the Signs – Audio Described

[Audio Description] A pair of beautiful eyes filmed in black and white stare ahead. Lines start to appear gradually around the eyes. As the woman’s eyes grow older, colour seeps in to the film. The camera slowly pulls out to reveal that the eyes belong to Arlene Phillips. [Arlene Phillips] If you’re over 50 there […]

I’m Blind, This is How & Why I “LOOK” at Things

Hey guys! It’s Molly here for another video. Once again, I’m out in the backyard because there is only so much of summer left, and anybody who knows me knows that the only mo… season.. (I was gonna say month. Nope!) The only season I like is summer. So for me, like I need to […]

Spot the Signs

[Voice over] If you’re over 50 there are some signs of ageing that are obvious to all. But there are also some that only you can see. Blurry vision is just one of the possible signs of Age Related Macular Degeneration. But there are others you need to know. Because some types of AMD can […]

Low Vision Part 3: How Can People With Low Vision Maintain Their Independence?

[MUSIC] Low vision services allow those with low vision to not only maintain independence but also pursue their goals, hobbies, and passions. You know, they might have been told by their eye care provider, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing more that we can do for you.” And yet there are many, many things that can be […]

Low Vision Part 1: What Is Low Vision?

[MUSIC] Millions of Americans have low vision and cannot correct their eyesight with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. Low vision can result from a variety of eye diseases and health conditions. Age-related macular degeneration accounts for almost 45 percent of all cases. Many people with cataract, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy also have low […]