Tools enable the blind to 'see' via other senses

Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.

Why blindness is so blinding

A new study has recently revealed that surgery cannot entirely undo the brain rewiring caused by long term blindness.

Human echolocation can help blind 'see'

The ability to detect objects in the environment by sensing echoes from them is more than just a functional tool to help visually-impaired people, shows a study.

Mel B was left with one blind eye post 'botched' laser surgery
Mel B was left with one blind eye post 'botched' laser surgery

Melanie Brown has revealed that she is blind in her left eye because of a laser surgery that went wrong 15 years ago and is now planning to go for a 'life-changing' operation to fix it.

Mel B blind in her left eye
Mel B blind in her left eye

Mel B has revealed she is completely blind in her left and planning cornea implant surgery to correct her sight.

Indian-origin teenager gets Intel funding for Braille printer

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has received a huge investment from Intel for developing a low-cost printer for the blind, making him the youngest tech entrepreneur funded by a venture capital firm.

App to help blind 'see money'
App to help blind 'see money'

The blind have a reason to smile, courtesy a new smart phone application that helps them "see the money" as it aids in identification of notes.

Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind
Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind

A new study has suggested that a unique mechanism work in the brain helps in understanding and learning hand gestures even for blind people.

Robotic walking stick for visually impaired

In a first, engineers have designed a robotic walking stick for the visually impaired that can detect the user`s immediate path and store localised geographical information.

Blind students` caning: NHRC sends notice to Andhra Pradesh govt

The director and principal of a school for blind in Andhra Pradesh will be produced before a court, a day after they were arrested for beating up their students.

Below 1% quota for visually impaired; Centre told to respond

The Delhi HC issued notices to Centre on a PIL seeking quashing of an examination notice of UPSC for the upcoming Civil Services Examination on the ground of non-compliance of one per cent quota for visually impaired applicants.

Man goes blind after using herbal eye drops

A Thai man whose sight was affected due to an accident has lost his vision after using herbal medicine.

Korean War pilot who landed blind dies at 83

Kenneth Schechter, a Korean War pilot who landed his plane while blinded from a wound, has died. He was 83.

Popping `cholesterol busting` statins can actually make you go blind

A new study suggests that statins, which are taken by millions of Britons every day to slash cholesterol, could actually trigger sight loss.

How ears can be turned into eyes for the blind

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a device that can help blind people use sounds to build an image in their minds of the things happening around them.

Johnny Depp opens up about vision problem

Johnny Depp, who often sports tinted glasses, has revealed he has been "basically blind as a bat" in his left eye.

Deepak Dobriyal relives his nightmare of nearly going blind

While shooting for Annirudh Chautala’s film in Rajasthan, Deepak Dobriyal had the retina, cornea and lens of his left eye pierced in a freak accident. Two months later, he is on the way to recovery and says the ruptured eye and the disrupted career are both back on the road to recovery.

Visually-impaired man gets ATM card after six months of wait

A visually impaired person was finally issued ATM card after six months of wait as Reserve Bank of India intervened into his case and directed local branch of state bank to provide him with cash card.

Soon, jab of light-sensing cells to restore vision

Patients with retinitis pigmentosa gradually lose light-sensing cells from the retina and can become blind.

Now, sound device that acts as alternative vision for blind

Sensory substitution devices use sound or touch to help the visually impaired perceive the visual scene surrounding them.