The sight of thousands of people with previously incurable forms of blindness could be saved thanks to a pioneering new gene therapy that requires just one operation.
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Toughest Case: Mr Ken Nischal, head of clinical and academic ophthalmology, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Tuesday 19 October 2010
I'm an ophthalmologist specially trained in paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The eye is separated into components and I'm an anterior segment specialist, which is basically the front of the eye.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Wednesday 01 September 2010
Tolstoy once quoted an Eastern parable, which he felt summed up the three responses to the utter absurdity of life in light of the certainty of death.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
Guide dogs for the blind are being attacked by other dogs at the rate of three a month, a review has found.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
A new method of correcting short sight could be better and safer than laser eye surgery, experts say.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Akram Khan's Gnosis is built around images of blindness. And what images! It's a work that goes from the grand strength of co-star Yoshie Sunahata, swinging her arms as if beating a great drum, to Khan's astonishing evocation of death by fire, trembling and shaking like flames in the wind.
Friday 09 April 2010
The mere thought of working as a nurse in a major children's hospital is enough to bring tears to some people's eyes. For Joan Grogan, craniofacial neurological nurse specialist at Alder Hey, there is one saving grace - the children both arrive and leave looking healthy. "Often the children are so young they don't even know what's happening," she adds. "They don't like the nil-by-mouth rule before the anaesthetic, but that is often their only gripe."
Saturday 23 January 2010
Sunday 11 October 2009
Thursday 08 October 2009
Sight loss can be devastating. When someone loses their sight they face a long, challenging journey of rehabilitation. Emotionally, they may feel isolated and frustrated by their situation. In practical terms, they will need to re-learn many of the everyday tasks they once took for granted. Today, on World Sight Day, I'd like to urge people to think about how we can best support ex-Service men and women who lose their sight, whether in combat or later life.
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Saturday 22 August 2009
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