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Have your say about accessible information

Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017 at 09:14

Patients are being encouraged to give their views on the standard of accessible information provided by health and social care services.Last year all organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care were legally required to follow the Accessible …

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VISION 2020 UK launches eye health and sight loss podcast

Posted: Thursday 2 February 2017 at 15:02

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has launched a monthly podcast.

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Cost of living for people with sight loss increases significantly with severity and age

Posted: Thursday 2 February 2017 at 10:33

The cost of everyday living for a pensioner with sight loss is considerably higher than for a pensioner without a visual impairment, according to a new report.The Sight Loss and Minimum Income Standards report, which was commissioned by Thomas Pocklingto…

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Eye care services in Wales described as 'fragile'

Posted: Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 11:18

Eye care services in Wales have been described as 'fragile' by the Healthcare Inspectorate.

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New guidelines aim to improve accessibility at airports

Posted: Monday 16 January 2017 at 15:06

New guidelines have been published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to make air travel more accessible for passengers with sight loss and other hidden disabilities.

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Regulator will work to reduce barriers to community based services

Posted: Thursday 12 January 2017 at 12:02

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has committed to working with the optical sector to reduce the barriers to the provision of community based eye care services.GOC research shows that the vast majority of optometrists and…

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Radiotherapy trial for wet AMD

Posted: Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 14:55

Most people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are all too familiar with the treatment regimen of repeated injections of drugs into their eye.

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'Stargardt's hasn't stopped me from doing anything'

Posted: Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 10:36

Abby Kane, who is just 13, was the youngest member of Team GB at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.She enjoyed great success, winning the silver medal in the women’s S13 100m backstroke event.Abby was spurred on to learn to swim after a family holid…

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