Scores of Ebola survivors Ebola are now facing blindness.   Around 20% of West Africa’s 17,000 Ebola survivors have since contracted blindness-causing inflammation from contagious uveitis—which often leads to cataracts in 1 eye.  

Much of the world’s vision impairment comes from avoidable vision loss from cataracts and uncorrected refractive errors.   New research by The Vision Loss Expert Group, which combined 288 studies from 98 countries, found cataract and uncorrected refractive errors to blame…

In India, blind bookworms had long been constrained by limited options in specialized libraries. But lifestyle magazines aren’t just for sighted readers anymore.   Although Braille is ubiquitous in India, which has the world’s largest blind population, mainstream…

80% of blindness could be prevented or reversed, which makes it a problem “that might seem tailor-made for philanthropy,” writes Inside Philanthropy Global Editor Sue-Lynn Moses. So why haven’t global health’s biggest funders made fighting blindness a big priority?   “[R]…

Recent advances in genetic therapy, stem cells and bionic implants are reasons to hope that a cure for blindness may be within reach. In a report by David Dobbs, National Geographic explores advances around the world to treat blindness. In Pennsylvania, doctors…