Contemplating the Meaning behind What We Have Missed The months of May and June are filled with meaningful dates to American patriots, historians, and sentimentalists— Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, Memorial Day on the fourth Monday, D-Day (the allied liberation of Western Europe in 1944) June 6, Flag Day June 14, and Father’s Day the third Sunday in June, which in 2020 will be June 21. These are unprecedented times for carrying […]
BVA / BVUK Pursue Joint Ocular Trauma Task Force The Blinded Veterans Association and Blind Veterans UK, already partners for some nine years in a series of initiatives that include residential and recreational rehabilitation, mentorship, and adaptive technology through Project Gemini, are now joining forces in an effort to gain support for a United States-United Kingdom Joint Ocular Trauma Task Force (JOTTF)that could move eye and vision research to even greater heights within the two […]
The Royal Society Formally the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, is the United Kingdom’s version of the national academy of sciences. Promoting excellence in science since 1660, it is the world’s oldest independent scientific academy. Left to right, Ginger Zampieri, Dr. Tom Zampieri, Dr. Renata Gomes, and James Jorkasky.
NEI STUDY REVEALS BROAD IMPLICATIONS FOR VISION RESTORATION A research project that was originally initiated to restore vision loss from dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may have broader applicability than originally believed. The research focuses on gene therapy that could treat additional eye diseases, both rare and common. Funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), the research uses gold nanoparticles together with light to target specific cells in mouse retina. The scientists involved believe the […]
Historic Anniversary Commemorated Quietly March 28, 2020 was to be a day to remember in the annals of BVA’s history, just as it was 75 years before—to the very day. It will still be a day to remember, just not the way it was originally intended to be remembered. On March 28, 1945, at 8:45 a.m., approximately 100 young men who had recently lost their sight in World War II combat gathered for a meeting […]