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Stories with subject: Vision impairment and blindness
  • Carter Center receives $10 million to fight river blindness 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 12:41 pm

    ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter hopes a $10 million donation to end river blindness in Nigeria where it is most prevalent will help spark a global effort to eliminate the disease.

  • Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot feared going blind story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 5:35 pm

    PARIS - Fearing he was going blind, the co-pilot who slammed a Germanwings jet into the Alps took sick days at work, upped his dosage of an antidepressant, and reached out to doctors, but they didn't tell his employer they thought he was unfit to fly because of German privacy laws, a French prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Seattle Police, blind athletes square off in beep baseball 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 6:14 am

    SEATTLE - A group of blind athletes beat the Seattle Police Department in a game of beep baseball. The game was organized in an effort to encourage visually impaired people to get active.