NEHW Day 7 – Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa also known as RP is a group of eye conditions that are genetic and affect the peripheral vison and night vision. RP causes permanent vison loss which impacts the retina. How the condition develops in each person varies. The retina is responsible...

NEHW Blog – Sight Loss and I.T

With advancements in assistive technology, we are able minimise many of the barriers faced by blind and visually impaired people while using I.T. Assistive technology is a term used to describe adaptive software, computers and digital equipment that can be used by...

NEHW Day 6 – Dry Eye

Dry Eye is a common condition which is caused by your tears which are not able to provide adequate lubrication. Tears keep your eyes healthy and help you focus. Tears are made up of three films, including the mucin layer, watery layer and lipid layer. Half of contact...

NEHW Day 5 – Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

CBS causes people who have lost some sight to see things that aren’t actually there, also known as hallucinating. It is only caused through sight loss and isn’t a sign of mental health problems.There are two main types of hallucinations: simple repeated patterns or...

NEHW Day 4 – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, which is caused by high blood sugar levels, damaging the back of the eye (Retina). It does take a few years for the condition to reach a stage where your vision is affected. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs in three...

NEHW Day 3 – Cataracts

Cataracts is a condition where your lens becomes cloudy making your vision blurred which can form over many years. Cataracts can affect both or one eye and usually develops when you get older, in the UK age-related cataracts affects around half of people aged 65 and...

NEHW Blog Day 2 – Glaucoma

Glaucoma condition is part of a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve resulting in loss of vision. It is the second most common cause of sight loss around the world, the number of people diagnosed with the condition is set to spike due to an...