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
By: Unlisted

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?
By: Unlisted

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
By: Unlisted

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

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