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Stories with subject: Vision impairment and blindness
  • 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 1:47 pm

    STOCKHOLM - The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.

  • Student overcomes blindness to study computer programming 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:25 am

    BRADENTON, Florida - Michael Griffin knew he could no longer pretend his eyes were fine after he failed the vision test required to renew his driver's license.

  • Love of history inspires Platte County girl to read 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 9:32 am

    WESTON, Missouri - In a 100-year-old farmhouse north of Weston, Grace Cogan clunks away on a Smith-Corona manual typewriter in a tiny space her dad carved out beneath the stairs.

  • Nonprofits help homeless Salem man gain vision 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:25 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Alexander Miller started wearing glasses when he was 3, but his vision loss was so severe that doctors told him he eventually would go blind.