Putting their best foot forward

IT was a double whammy for Prajapati Natwarlal when his right leg was amputated due to gangrene, a decade ago. He had lost his left leg after falling from a train in 1983. When he lost his left leg 26 years ago, Prajapati decided to visit Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahaytha Samithi in Jaipur to […]

Majority of blind are women, children: WHO

Today is World Sight Day; The theme this year is Gender and Eye Care DID you know that two thirds of the blind population in the world are women and children? The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with VISION 20/20 by 2020 (a collaboration of various NGOs worldwide working on eye care) has projected 64 […]

Don’t let the festival of lights turn you blind

CARELESSNESS and lack of supervision can turn the festival of lights into darkness for some. Every year, a stream of patients visits the ophthalmologist with various stages of eye injuries caused by crackers. And when the season peaks, their number rises.  Unfortunately, a majority of those injured are innocent passersby. These victims would have been […]

Centre urged to allow Bionic Eye trial

It is the first ever treatment for RP; till date, it has been implanted in 32 patients ARTIFICIAL Retina (AR) or Bionic Eye, the only promise so far for restoring eyesight in patients affected by retinal disorders, may cease to become a distant dream for those with impaired retina in the country, if the Union […]

For the blind, by the blindfolded

IT was an experience of a lifetime for the young Dhananjay. The six-year-old, for the first time in his life, heard a live play. “He was initially a bit frightened. But he told me he liked the play very much,” says his mother Munirajamma, who accompanied her son with low vision. Dhananjay was not alone; […]

Killer roads: Youth most injured

75 pc of accident victims are in the age group of 15 to 39 years: Study EVER increasing number of vehicles, bad roads, reckless driving are not just mere civic or law and order problems. They account for a whopping number of 35,000 plus deaths due to Road Traffic Injuries (RTI) every year in our […]

Govt not keen on providing jobs

World Disabled Day: Awareness seems to be growing THE Disability Act of 1996, which provides for three per cent reservation in all Government departments, is yet to be implemented in full its full spirit. Madhu Singhal, who runs an NGO, Mitra Jyothi and is an executive member of National Federation of the Blind says, “Although […]

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