Vision Loss News
The Eye Hospital Saving Lives One Flight at a Time
ABC News' Charli James visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an ophthalmic facility treating patients and training doctors inside an airplane.
How Legally Blind Mom Got to See Daughter Walk Down the Aisle
A Pennsylvania woman who was struck by a rare condition that left her legally blind in her 50s was able to see her only daughter walk down the aisle thanks to $15,000 in donations that allowed her to purchase high-tech glasses. Joy Hoke, 54, said not being able to see her daughter, Lauren, in her
Legally Blind 5th Grader Sees Mother for 1st Time Through Electronic Glasses
Fifth grader Christopher Ward, Jr., has been legally blind all his life, but he recently got to see his mother for the first time through new electronic glasses. The 12-year-old from Forest, Virginia, traveled up to Washington, D.C ., a few weeks ago to demo a new wearable technology called eSight,
Sunny Ozell Performs 'Number One'
ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks with Sunny Ozell about her music before she performs her song, Number One.
Broken Screen: Living With Blindness
Gaia Squarci , an Italian-born photographer, embarked on a project about blindness while studying in New York. “I was overdosing on images every day and this made me think of how visual perception and psychology are intertwined and how the lack of one of the senses can affect someone’s relationship
New Cataract Surgery for Infants Taps Into Regenerative Power of Stem Cells
Stem cells may be a key in finding the next treatment for cataracts, according to a new study. The condition, which is due to the eye's lens becoming less clear or cloudy, is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and cataract surgery is one of the most common operations across the globe. But
CES 2016: The Coolest Technology We've Seen So Far
The annual CES technology show is a time when we're given a glimpse into what the future could look like, new technology stars can be born and of course, zany ideas are celebrated. "With 2.4 million square feet of space and so many categories from robotics to 3D printing to drones and driverless
Elderly Dog Abandoned at Shelter Spends New Year in a Home
Blackie, a 14-year-old blind dog, was days away from death when an Austin, Texas, animal shelter volunteer took him home. His previous owners had brought him to the shelter when "they could no longer take care of him. Blackie had been an outdoor dog his entire life and he had never seen a vet,"
Special Needs Twins Get Christmas Wish, Adopting Disabled Pit Bull
Christmas came early for 10-year-old twin girls, both with specials needs, when their mother brought home a new member of the family –- a disabled pit bull. The dog, named Carmella, “gravitated” toward the twins, their mother, Dana Polito-Corry told ABC News today, and was exactly what one of the
Beware These Hidden Dangers of Halloween
Halloween is filled with exciting make-believe fright. But what happens when that fantasy fear becomes a dangerous reality? To keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween, here is a list of some spooky hidden dangers and what you can do to avoid them. Glow Stick Poisoning Whether worn