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Macular Society calls for better education on sight loss hallucinations

Research published online today (14 May 2014) by the British Journal of Ophthalmology shows that vivid hallucinations experienced by people with sight loss last far longer and have more serious consequences than previously thought. 

The research, conducted by King’s College London in conjunction with the Macular Society, documented the experiences of 492 visually impaired people who had experienced visual hallucinations. They suggest there is a serious discrepancy between medical opinion and the realities of the condition.
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Volunteer Vacancies

We have the following vacancies for volunteers

Southam club helper- alternate Wednesday afternoons

Kenilworth club helper / driver – every Tuesday afternoon

If you would like any further information please contact us on 01926 411331 or email enquiries@wa4b.org.uk Read more about Volunteer Vacancies

Nystagmus Network (NN) News release

Medicine, muscle surgery and magnets, the latest treatments for nystagmus. 

Experts presenting at the third international nystagmus research workshop, Abingdon, 5-7 September, 2013, described the latest treatments for both infantile and acquired nystagmus. Read more about Nystagmus Network (NN) News release

Rugby Lionesses Run for WAB

Sian Harrison and the Rugby Lionesses are undertaking the 10Km Wolf Run on 2nd November 2013 in support of Warwickshire Asssociation for the Blind.  Why not make a donation through our localgiving page and double your donation with the "grow your tenner" campaign? Read more about Rugby Lionesses Run for WAB

WAB Bowls Club changes start time

WAB Bowls Club is now starting later - 10am to 11.30 am - every Friday at the Avon Valley Indoor Bowls Club at Lighthorne.  Non-players welcome.

For more information please contact WAB on 01926 411331 Read more about WAB Bowls Club changes start time

Japan develops robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people

Workers at a hospital in Japan have demonstrated a new robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people. A private company in Japan developed the device, which is one meter tall and 50 centimeters wide. The user grips a handle and the robot’s voice leads the person in the right direction. A blindfolded hospital employee tested the robot in Atsugi City, near Tokyo. The device has pre- installed information about the facility. It includes where the walls or doors are located. The robot avoids these obstacles and guides the person safely through the area. Read more about Japan develops robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people

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