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Vision loss worse in South, CDC says

...was from Owsley County, Kentucky, which surpassed 18 percent. The study is the CDC's first county-level assessment of blindness and severe vision loss. It's based on millions of U.S. Census Bureau survey responses from 2009 through 2013.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-22/vision-loss-worse-south-cdc-
God heals all forms of blindness

Blindness means we cannot physically see. It also...that he can and does heal all forms of blindness, provided we admit we are blind physically...There's also mental and spiritual blindness. During the racially tense times of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/22/rel_321966.shtml
Your Faith
Dislikes negative image of blindness

...about Stephanie Ray that people fear blindness more than anything except cancer. As...individual, I fear the negative image of blindness presented by Ms. Grossman more than...her basic daily living skills. Fear of blindness could have been partly alleviated if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/15/op_222535.shtml
Opinion columns
A ray of light in fight against elderly blindness

...providing a ray of hope against a creeping blindness that steals vision from the center out...degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50. First, fine detail...Eventually, the worst form of AMD causes blindness. Now scientists are trying an experimental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/06/tec_252581.shtml
XXX Technology
Millions of Americans at risk for vision loss or blindness

...put them at risk for vision loss and blindness, researchers say, warning that the...Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the No. 1 cause of poor...researchers say. Other major causes of blindness and vision loss are macular degeneration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/13/liv_411992.shtml
Life & style
Pfizer to help eradicate eye infection that causes blindness

...eradicate an eye infection that causes blindness, Pfizer announced that it will provide...the fight against trachoma-related blindness said it is "enthusiastic" that with...scratch and scar the cornea, leading to blindness if not treated. Trachoma was initially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/13/liv_391240.shtml
Life & style
Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

...cause trachoma, the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. After treating most of the village with azithromycin, the...it inward. The eyelashes scratch the cornea, leading to blindness. A simple procedure performed by a nurse can correct the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/04/liv_433348.shtml
Life & style
Fish eyes might hold cures to blindness

...What heals the eyes of tiny fish might point the way to helping heal human eyes of damaging diseases that are major causes of blindness, said researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University.The university held its third annual Vision Discovery Institute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-02-16/fish-eyes-might-hold-cures-b
Health | Metro
Boxing champ Evander Holyfield guest hosts Augusta Boys & Girls Club's annual Burger Battle

...Proceeds will also benefit CharityVision, which aids physicians in developing countries with medical supplies to help combat blindness."You've got 100,000 people who are blind who are going to get an opportunity to see," Holy field said. "So I try...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-27/boxing-champ-evander-holyfie
Grow senior friendships

...57. She gave it to my husband and me for Christmas in her used brown lunch bag, not knowing the amount because of her blindness. I feel moved to write again that I might share her gift of Christmas 2014.We visited her the Sunday after this past Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-08/grow-senior-friendships