3D-Printed Halo Helps Blind 18-Year-Old Dog

The latest benefactor of 3D printing technology is a two-and-a-half pound Pomeranian named Sienna, freethink.com reports. Like many seniors, Sienna has failing eyesight, resulting in collisions with door frames and walls. But Sienna is in luck, because her owner, Chad Lalande, has a brand-new 3D...

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Most Blind Kids Can’t Read Braille

In 1960, more than half of blind students could read and write Braille. But today, fewer than 10% of visually disabled Americans can, the Los Angeles Times reports. This may come as a shock to many sighted people, who see Braille everywhere. But the Braille dots on parking meters, bathroom signs...

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He Lost His Eyesight — and Became an Athlete

In 2009, Tony Duenas suffered a sudden retinal detachment that left him permanently blind, the Los Angeles Times reports. At the time, he was also overweight, out of shape, and had problems with his blood pressure. “It was scary,” he she told the Times. “I didn’t know what I could do. I was blind....

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Vets Save Komodo Dragon’s Vision

Giant lizard at Cincinnati Zoo undergoes double cataract surgery. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Komodo dragon, Hudo, had a successful double-cataract surgery to restore his eyesight last week, WLWT reports. On Nov. 19, a five-person team took Hudo to MedVet Cincinnati, where he underwent...

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