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‘Bionic Eye’ Gives Blind Man Renewed Eyesight

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.


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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.


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Employers’ Wariness Thwarts Many Blind Jobseekers

Back in the late 1980s, when Maura Mazzocca was a human resources administrator with a Boston-area firm, a blind man showed up to apply for a job. Today, she remembers the encounter ruefully.


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Researchers Warn Contact Lens Wearers Of Parasite That Gnaws Through Eyeballs

Researchers are warning about a dangerous parasite found in dust, as well as sea, pool and tap water, that could cause blindness to contact lens users.