Did You Know That Diabetes Can Cause Blindness?
Diabetes is caused by the increase of one’s blood sugar or glucose levels. Since the excess is no longer absorbed, these glucose molecules travel throughout your body and cause damage to blood vessels, including the ones near your eye. If the blood sugar level remains increased for a prolonged period of time, the damage accumulates. Eventually, it can result in diabetic retinopathy which will ultimately lead to blindness. Keep your loved one safe from complications of diabetes by improving their care with Skyline Residential Homes. (Source: https://nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy)
Prevention of #Blindness and Visual Impairment
Causes of blindness and visual impairment
In spite of the progress made in surgical techniques in many countries during the last ten years, cataract (47.9%) remains the leading cause of visual impairment in all areas of the world, except for developed countries.
Other main causes of #visualimpairment in 2002 are #glaucoma (12.3%), age-related #macular degeneration (AMD) (8.7%), corneal opacities (5.1%), #diabeticretinopathy (4.8%), childhood blindness (3.9%), #trachoma (3.6%), and #onchocerciasis (0.8%). The causes of avoidable visual impairment world wide are all the above except for #AMD . In the least-developed countries, and in particular Sub-Saharan Africa, the causes of avoidable blindness are primarily, #cataract (50%), glaucoma (15%), #corneal opacities (10%), trachoma (6.8%), #childhoodblindness (5.3%) and onchocerciasis (4%).
Looking at the global distribution of #avoidableblindness based on the population in each of the WHO regions, we see the following: South East Asian 28%, Western Pacific 26%, African 16.6%, Eastern Mediterranean 10%, the American 9.6%, and European 9.6%.
In addition to uncorrected #refractiveerrors , these six diseases or groups of diseases which have effective known strategies for their elimination, make up the targets of the WHO Global Initiative to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness, "#VISION 2020: The Right to #Sight ", which aims to eliminate these causes as a public health problem by the year 2020. Cataract, onchocerciasis, and trachoma are the principal diseases for which world strategies and programmes have been developed. For glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, uncorrected refractive errors, and childhood blindness (except for #xerophthalmia ), the development of screening and management strategies for use at the primary care level is ongoing at WHO.
Victory over blindness.
The first ever permanent statue of its type in the UK by charity @blind_veterans_uk it depicts seven soldiers who’ve lost their sight, marching with their hand on the shoulder of the man in front.
Blind Veterans UK was founded to support those blinded in the First World War. Now, the charity supports veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. ‘Victory over blindness’ is a phrase first used by their founder Sir Arthur Pearson. They’ve supported more than 3,000 First World War blind veterans with rehabilitation and training.
Speaking about the statue, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK, Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB, said: “This statue is our way of commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War and recognising the amazing work achieved by our veterans at that time and ever since.” The sculpture was conceived and designed by artist and sculptress Johanna Domke-Guyot and funded by the generous donations of The Gosling Foundation as well as other individuals and organisations.
Johanna was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994 and studied art as a way of dealing with her illness.
She added: “I remember deciding one day after my diagnosis that I didn’t want to give up. I went back into education and found a new love. I started the piece this bronze is based on in 2011. It was like art therapy for me and, due to relapses, took years in the end. “My MS means that my fingers are pretty numb so people are always interested in how I’m able to sculpt with so little feeling. I have developed my own techniques over time.” The seven First World War blind veterans will stand outside Manchester Piccadilly Station and will be the only permanent memorial in the UK marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Did you know that October is Blindness Awareness Month? 💁🏻♀️ What an honor it has been to be asked to be the spokesperson for the National Federation of the Blind of SC and be featured in their PSA this year! 🎉 I’m so in love with their mission because of how powerful it is to not only people who are blind, but every other human on this planet: “Live the life YOU want!” -
Disclaimer- I did not cut my hair off again, this video was shot in May of this year 😂
#accessibility Video Description: a PSA for the NFB of SC featuring Erica speaking to the camera, working out, and interacting in the community with friends and peers. -
Пожили мы тут понедельник без интернета. В первую очередь, без социальных сетей. Вот ни одним глазком. В первой половине дня было просто элементарно некогда: обследование, поликлиника, фотосессия с нашим бессменным фотографом дедушкой Сашей @tsalex1962. А потом, когда Рома уснул, меня поглотили блинчик, кофе и книга (ну, или я их поглотила - неважно☕🥞📖).
Осознав, что и без глобальной сети сегодня живётся неплохо, решила продолжить эксперимент.
Как итог: день удался! Как, впрочем, и дни с интернетом. Никто не умер, не впал в депрессию, а мои мессенджеры почти не взорвались на следующее утро 😀 У меня не возникло ломки, а мои мысли не возвращались каждые 5 секунд к Инстаграм 😎
Вывод: я люблю соцсети, люблю блоггерствовать, рада иметь возможность держать связь с разными людьми, находить единомышленников. Я восхищаюсь удобством познания благодаря всемирной паутине. Но иногда от них необходимо отдыхать. Тем более, когда в октябре выдаются столь погожие деньки☀️
Папе спасибо за фотографии - у нас это становится доброй ежегодной осенней традицией📷😙
А как у вас? Бывали дни без соцсетей?каково оно?
I know it's late and I said I would stop posting until tomorrow, but I do have to say two things before I go. First off, I did, in fact, go on an unfollowing spree because I only follow people who actually follow me, so if you don't, I will eventually unfollow you. Sorry, but it's only fair. The last thing I wanted to say was thank you for being here. I know I may say thank you a lot, but it just shows you guys how grateful I am. I know I may come off as scary, but I take pride in my image and create something that's different. I talk about what people don't look at and that's why I'm here, to bring everything into the light. I do this with a mask because it shows how little trust people will have for something they can't see. It's true that we behave this way, but to learn to understand someone doesn't require sight. If you're blind, all you could hear are voices and you have no idea what they wear, though you can learn to trust them without sight, which is something we all need to learn. We can't just the book by it's cover because one sentence inside can change everything... #insanityrain#followfollow#blindness#trust#thankyou#mask#image#post#more#goodnight#dontjustthebookbyitscover#change#everything#like#comment#share#seeyoulater
We are absolutely delighted today to learn that Dialogue in the Dark has been announced as a finalist for the 16th Annual Melbourne Awards in the category Community Contribution by a Community Organisation. Winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday 17th November.
We are so proud to have been shortlisted for the City’s most prestigious award after only 18 months of operation. It is a testament to the dedication and tenacity of our incredible team who open themselves up every day to share their stories and spark a greater social dialogue around the abilities of people with blindness and low vision.
A big thank you also goes out to all of our visitors and generous sponsors for helping share this important dialogue, as we simply wouldn’t be here without your support!
“There are around 600,000 #Australians with #diabetes who are missing out on the recommended eye checks that would enable early detection and early treatment to prevent blindness.”
#KeepSight is a Federal Government commitment to ending preventable diabetes-related #blindness within a generation. It will help hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes get #eyechecks .
Diabetes Australia will partner with Vision 2020 Australia, Oculo, Specsavers Australia and engage all leading organisations in the #eyehealth and diabetes sectors across #Australia to support this critical initiative.
Read more at www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/news
Get your sparkle on! The goal of the Sparkle On blog is to provide meaningful descriptions of jewelry, findings and components, metals and gemstones for consumers with vision loss. Making a jewelry purchase can be intimidating under the best of circumstances, but for someone who cannot see what they are buying, it can be downright daunting. My aim is to provide a little bit of jewelry education and information so that anyone can feel confident making a jewelry purchase. #Jewelry#JewelryLover#JewelryAddict#Fashionista#FashionJewelry#Trends#Bling#Blindness#Inclusion#Style#FashionForAll
I swear, these type of places are more enjoyable now that we have Bronx.
And same spot last year, he was only 2 weeks old and I was carrying him. Now he doesn’t want to be carried anymore! 😭 #OurLittleBabyHutch
Did you know @CBBC’s #BluePeter gave #Sightsavers our name? In 1986 Blue Peter launched the Sight Savers appeal which asked children to host bring-and-buy sales to fund mobile eye units in #Malawi , #Nigeria and #Tanzania . Check out this throwback picture of the appeal in Malawi!
Last week I went through a very hard time when I disclosed my secret to the world and told everyone that I am visionally impaired and slowly losing sight in my right eye. I wanted to undo what I had done, for fear that I had ruined any future career I had. At 50, what are my options? This video shows me trying to focus with my eye/eyes and giving up because I can't do it. It shows in my face. When people meet me, they think nothing's wrong with me because I am able to perform my duties well. "Nothing is wrong with her!" That suits me just fine, because that means I'm functioning well in regards to my disability. I prayed about this and asked God what I should do in regards to outing myself. Then I had a memory of my blind grandmother just sitting in her chair wearing sunglasses with her head down. A few days passed, and this morning I awoke with a peaceful feeling in my heart and with a purpose. I told my husband "I think God wants me to help people like me." My husband looked at me and said "There you go! This is my Mimi!" So today, I start by introducing an @android app called IDEAL U.S. CURRENCY IDENTIFIER. It is a free android app that scans money and identifies it and speaks the denomination and face of the note. This is an app I recommend so swipe left so you can see what it looks like and please share this information with your family or friend that needs the assistance of this app. #blindness#blindnessawareness#moneyreader#currency#vision#goingblind#purpose#purposedrivenlife#apps#helpfulapps#instagramover50#50andfabulous#fiftyandfab#50isfabulous#igdaily#instadaily#instagramvideo#instagramvideos#android
“Sono Baraka Ango e sono volontaria per la distribuzione delle medicine qui nel villaggio di Kudaru in Nigeria. Grazie a Sightsavers, sono stata formata per portare le medicine alla mia comunità contro le malattie tropicali neglette e informo anche le persone per evitare la loro diffusione.”
Diagnosis: Tapethoretinal abiotrophy of the retina of both eyes. Toxic atrophy of the optic nerves (poisoning at the age of five). Deep amblyopia. Blind the past 15 years. Before treatment: the vision of the right and left eyes - uncertain light projection. The girl is blind, she has a sense of light that allows to distinguish light from darkness. The anterior segment of the eye is unchanged. The optic nerve discs are changed - white with clear contours, the fundus of the eye - multiple deposits of bone bodies and pigment blocks, mainly along the periphery of the retina. After treatment: for the first time in 15 years, the patient developed vision. Her vision is characterized as residual. But it allows the girl to navigate around, count the fingers near the face, to distinguish the contours, shapes and colors of objects at close range. During the day, she sees buildings, footprints, trees, bushes, moving people, etc. #blindness#ceguera#слепота#глаукома#глаукома#oftalmología#oculist#oculistica#oculista#oftalmologia#oftalmovet#oftalmologo#oftalmolog#augenarzt#augenarztpraxis#οφθαλμίατρος#зрение
40% تخفيف خريد اينترنتي شاهکارادبیات جهان
نمايش صوتي كوري
که میشه گفت یک فیلم سینمایی شنیداری هست
چهار ساعت هیجان انگیز که توسط گروه اوای اپامه تولید و موسسه جام سبز منتشر شده
به همراه قرعه كشي 2 عدد بليط كنسرت نمايشي “ده سال تنهايي”در هتل بین المللی اسپيناس پالاس
دوستان برای تهیه اثر با کد تخفیف میتونن به استوری نمانو سر بزنن لینک اثر در اونجا هست
و خوشحال میشم نظر و نقدتون در مورد این اثر رو بشنویم و ببینیم لطفا با تیغ تیز مارو نقد کنید تا در اثار بعدی مشکلات لحاظ بشه
تشکر از تلاش دوستان #اسپیناس_پالاس#اشکان_خطیبی#ده_سال_تنهايى#گوینده#صدابازیگر#دوبلور @yahyajg @y.golnesaei @ahmad_zabihi_71 @rahi.naderi @babakjavidi @baharehjr @zahra_pral @hamidtaheri6990 @behzad.mohammadi @camelia.k2008
👁️🗨️Don't let one bump (or two) on the road stop you from the rest of the journey! °
👁️During a routine eye exam, the patient noticed something was "off" with her vision...🎯 🤔Behold-- the scan of the retinal layers shows it all!! Well, it certainly didn't lay flat and look like the typical smooth, and even layer 😔
How do you feel about showing your patients a scan of their own eyes?
As a patient, do you enjoy seeing the images of your own eyes?