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Mum feared nine-year-old daughter who covered face and eyes in ‘play putty’ would go blind

Putty got stuck on Elle McCabe Beggs’ eyelids and eyelashes (Image: Belfast Live WS) The mum of a nine-year-old girl who got ‘play putty’ stuck on her eyes for three hours has told how feared she would go blind. Elle McCabe Beggs

New Facebook tool lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Social media platforms may be a great way of telling the world about your life, but not everyone can appreciate these moments in full. Facebook is launching “automatic alternative text”; a tool that uses object recognition technology to identify and describe

Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

aucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people – a number that is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. While severe glaucoma-related vision loss can often be prevented, there is