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Toxic DNA buildup in eyes with macular degeneration can cause blindness - study

Macular degeneration affects around 200 million people worldwide. Geographic atrophy is age-related and destroys the light-sensing portion of the eye.

Israel’s first women’s goalball team

Jerusalem Institute for the Blind sends team to the Paralympics

The Jerusalem Institute for the Blind (JIB) has sent a goalball team to the Tokyo Paralympics.

Rabbi who had trouble with his vision created a Braille Sefer Torah

Torahs are supposed to be read and not memorized, which a Braille Torah makes possible for blind and visually impaired Jews.

22/06/2021

The eyes have it: Learning to live with glaucoma

The ability to see well is obviously crucial to everybody, but what about those whose talents lay in conveying what they see so that others may also see it?

By JANE BIRAN
09/02/2021

Hillel's Tech Corner: CorNeat Vision: Helping blind people see again

They are successful in their technology validation, and their work is already recognized globally.

04/02/2021
Eyesight

HIV drugs could prevent leading cause of vision loss, study finds

Dry macular degeneration affects millions worldwide, is the fourth leading cause of blindness, and is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 50 and up.

Eyesight

Israeli woman sues hospital after doctors blind her, lie about it

Following the surgery, doctors called the patient back to come in for several visits in which they presented her with a false impression that her vision might still improve.

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
25/01/2021

Seeing the world through canine eyes

The Israel Guide Dog Center is the only accredited school of its kind in the Middle East

By PATRICIA GOLAN
27/12/2020
Blind walking cane (Illustrative)

International Vision Day sheds light on problems faced by the blind

About 125,000 people in Israel have some form of vision impairment which cannot be solved by using glasses or contact lenses, of which 24,000 are considered legally blind.

15/10/2020

Belkin Laser: Glaucoma care in a matter of seconds

The complexities of the eye bring with it challenges that accompany medical conditions that pertain to our eyesight and the functionality of the eye, conditions such as glaucoma.

17/09/2020
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