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Coping with blindness

Psychosocial impact of blindness:

Psychology of the Blind. C. F. Fraser. The American Journal of Psychology. Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 1917), pp. 229-237

Visual Impairment: Understanding the Psychosocial Impact. Medscape interview. An Expert Interview With Khadija S. Shahid, OD, FAAO

Coping with sudden blindness. Hoehn-Saric R, Frank E, Hirst LW, Seltser CG. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1981 Oct;169(10):662-5.

Psychology Wikia. Blindness

Technology support for the visually impaired:

The Camera obscura list of screen readers and zoomers Companies in alphabetical order

Royal London Society for Blind People-technology

Blind Aid Institutes

Agencies for blind and partially sighted people. RNIB's comprehensive world wide searchable list. Wonderful.

American Foundation for the Blind

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal London Society for Blind People

Clinical trials information

Clinical trials: A chance to try evolving therapies

National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials information

Wikipedia entry Clinical Trials

Centrewatch list of government and industry clinical trials

Eye hospitals and universities

See Schools, IFOND directory of US university departments of ophthalmology, and IFOND directory of US optometry schools.

Information and Articles

Partners for Sight

VisionAWARE Self-Help for Vision Loss

NIH On-Line Health Information Index

Margrain. Minimizing the Impact of Visual Impairment. eBMJ ; 1999 318 (7197) 1504

Horowitz A, Reinhardt JP. 2006. Adequacy of the Mental Health System in Meeting the Needs of Adults Who Are Visually Impaired. J Vis Impair Blind; 100 (Special Supplement): 871-873.

Email/Forum support groups

Jim Leeder's LHON pages

Halls Lane J Hall's LHON forum


J Hall's LHON guestbook

Links help pages

Camera Obscura lots of good support links including lists of email support groups

Brejcha site of links

Lowvision A good collection of resources on low vision of all causes.

Foundations for support and research:

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The Glaucoma Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness

Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma UK. International Glaucoma Association

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