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# Blindness

This year
Cork students unveil jacket that helps people with visual impairments detect objects around them
The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.
Last year
Opinion: I am now blind - here are some tips for the sighted to help us along
Robert Thompson
All time
Opinion: I've been accused of faking my visual impairment - this got worse during Covid
Gillian Stafford
Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing
'I don’t know any different': Former Voice of Ireland star refuses to let sight loss hold her back
'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'
'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease
The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050
'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field
Using your smartphone at night could make you temporarily blind
Breakthrough as 'bionic eye' restores sight in blind patients
My 2014: I met the Taoiseach, President Obama, and put spinal injuries on the global agenda
Mark Pollock
'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients
Opinion: Losing my sight at 23 was traumatic, but my dog is with me every step of the way
Lean Kennedy
Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020
'I went to look at myself in the mirror and I couldn’t see my face'
Have you had an eye test in the last two years? Half of people in Ireland haven't
Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery
Trinity researchers make blindness breakthrough
These are the sights Irish people would miss most
Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?
Michael Marren
Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life
Kevin Kelly
Which noises sound good to a blind person?
Blind people have the potential to use their 'inner bat' to locate objects
FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people
Want to be blindfolded - in the name of entertainment?
Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study
Blind community to blitz Irish Rail with protest texts
Sight loss most common fear for the over-50s
Vision chip helps blind people to see again