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9 August 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
3D ultrasound print outs help doctors perform non-invasive surgery in utero and provide blind parents with images during pregnancy. Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital first used 3D models to improve surgery for spina b...
7 October 2019
Waco, Texas, United States
Under 800 Words
It's often difficult to detect eye diseases such as cancer in infants and toddlers because they have trouble sitting still, but a new smartphone app is helping eliminate this challenge. Parents are able to scan photos...
26 September 2019
Due to rural conditions and political unrest throughout the region, many in Colombia struggle to access health care, but a group of volunteer pilots is tackling this problem by bringing the health care to the communit...
10 March 2019
Compared to India's population, the country is facing a shortage of eye doctors, but artificial intelligence may help close that gap. Partnering with Google artificial intelligence researchers, an eye hospital in Indi...
18 December 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Over 3000 Words
When Mark Bos lost his eyesight in a motorcycle accident, it didn't seem likely that he'd be able to partake in the active lifestyle he had known before. However, when he started rehabilitation at the Carroll Center f...
Lillian Namusoke Magezi
14 August 2018
Trachoma is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, but mass antibiotic treatment helped rural Ugandans reduce trachoma cases. By instituting a treatment plan that met rural residents where they live, educ...
The New York Times
Donald G. McNeil Jr.
16 July 2018
To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...
20 June 2018
Trachoma is a debilitating disease in which the eyelids turn inwards, causing a person's eyelashes to repeatedly scrape and eventually scar their eyes causing excruciating pain and blindness. The World Health Organiza...
16 June 2018
ColorADD is a system of symbolic shapes representing colors for those that are challenged to perceive shades or are colorblind. The system is used extensively throughout Portugal on subway maps, crayons, and other app...
5 May 2018
Panipat, Haryana, India
The World Health Organization estimates that $200 billion worth of productivity is lost every year due to untreated poor eyesight. Several organizations, such as EYElliance and Aravind Eye Hospital, are working to com...
24 June 2017
A new tablet, called the Feelif multimedia device, allows blind children to learn braille and geometry and play interactive learning games with their fingers. The device allows children to create drawings and write on...
24 June 2017
A New Vision is a Singapore-based non-profit that provides free cataract surgery to impoverished people in Indonesia. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world, and 50 percent of these cases are...
7 November 2015
Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal
In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...
22 October 2015
New Delhi, India
Over 3000 Words
Defying expectations, cataract surgery in Indian children is endowing them with vision—and shedding light on how the brain learns to see.
23 June 2012
In Nepal, specialty eye hospitals are training staff to travel to remote areas of the country to provide eye care to rural communities. This initiative is aimed to prevent and treat trachoma, a degenerative eye diseas...
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