Blindness in the News – Feb. 12, 2016
“Blindness in the News” for the week ending Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
A weekly compilation of news stories highlighting items of interest about people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled.
1. Zika Virus Linked to Blindness Among Newborns
The mosquito-borne virus has recently been found to cause eye abnormalities, possibly causing permanent blindness.
Source: Councel & Heal | Read Here
2. How Perfect Pancakes are helping prevent blindness
By: Michelle Star
Find out how researchers are trying to improve glaucoma surgery by studying the cooking process of pancakes.
Source: CNET | Read Here
3. Park Wrestler’s Blindness Doesn’t Diminish His Heart to Win
By: Ben Gotz
This inspirational high school student stays dedicated to his love for wrestling, with hard work and motivation from family and friends.
Source: StarTribune | Read Here
4. Wonder Food: Did You Know That Honey Can Save You From Blindness?
Honey has long been studied as a treatment to diseases and infections since ancient times. Now,researchers have found a link to the destruction of the Fusarium fungus, found to cause blindness and possible death.
Source: The Indian Express | Read Here
5. Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Can Be Used To Treat Blindness
Researchers have begun testing cholesterol-lowering drug statins that may help improve the vision of those affected by age-related macular degeneration; the leading cause of blindness.
Source: The Health Site | Read Here