All about…Diabetic Retinopathy

What is it? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. It is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. How diabetes can affect the eyes The light sensitive cells found in the retina convert light into electric signals. These signals […]

All About Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting the central part of your vision. It is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 60. It occurs when the small central part of your retina, known as the macula, wears down.  It doesn’t cause blindness but it can make […]

Agreement between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the certification of vision impairment

Sight Sight Cymru funded research which has allowed for this paper regarding CVI (Certification of Visually Impaired) to be published.  The paper investigates the certification process that is undertaken within the UK to register patients as impaired or severely sight impaired that is currently carried out by consultant ophthalmologists. The research assesses the agreement between […]

Living the good life – Gardening Tips by Sight Cymru’s Diana Evans

In these difficult times there is a little light that can help and give you a rosy glow.  Getting back to nature can give you a little lift when you see the first green shoots appear through the dark soil with a promise of vegetables for the future.  The harvest is the achievement of your […]

New Chief Executive Officer for Sight Cymru

Dr Bablin Molik will start as Chief Executive Officer at Sight Cymru in November 2019.  Her academic and research background in vision biology and glaucoma made her a well suited fit within sight loss sector. She has been working with Sight Cymru for 6 years and has led on numerous strands of work including developing […]

This is great news for children with severe learning needs in Gwent!!

SenCom saved as Gwent leaders commit to delivering service until 2022 By Niall Griffiths  @niallgriffiths South Wales Argus CHILDREN with severe learning needs in Gwent will continue to receive specialist support from a regional service until 2022. The future of SenCom, which helps youngsters with hearing, communication and visual needs, had been shrouded in uncertainty […]