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BLIND. One who is deprived of the faculty of seeing.
     2. Persons who are blind may enter into contracts and make wills like others. Carth. 53; Barn. 19, 23; 3 Leigh, R. 32. When an attesting witness becomes blind, his handwriting may be proved as if he were dead. 1 Stark. Ev. 341. But before proving his handwriting the witness must be produced, if within the jurisdiction of the court, and examined. Ld. Raym. 734; 1 M. & Rob. 258; 2 M. & Rob. 262.

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He said that checking one's eye always would help correct any defect the eye could present, thereby preventing avoidable blindness.
The prevalence of congenital colour blindness is about 8% in males and 0.4% in females, results either from the alterations or absence in the absorption spectrum of photopigment.
All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
The dark void of human alienation from the Creator is powerfully symbolized by the blindness that humankind easily becomes afflicted with.
80 per cent of the blindness and vision loss are curable or preventable.
Orbis is an international NGO that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. With its network of partners, it mentors, trains and inspires local teams to fight blindness in their communities.
The COVAS and Akhuwat Foundation entered into the agreement following government's recent country-wide survey on the disease burden of blindness in Pakistan which reported the situation alarming.
The limitation of the eye(s) or visual system, due to a disease or disorder that may reduce a one's ability to perform his daily routine activities is referred to as "visual impairment".1 When there is no light perception at all, the condition is referred to as "total blindness".
Synopsis: The central idea of this book is that blindness itself results in no particular social arrangement as a cultural pattern.
This book examines perspectives on blindness in different cultures, the social arrangements created for and by blind people, changing ideas about blindness, and patterns of education, rehabilitation and employment services, and socialization, focusing on the bureaucratic structure and organizational culture of agencies that provide services for blind people, and the social consequences of nongovernmental organizations applying their ideas and practices to more traditional and less economically developed societies, as well as the economic interests of professional groups that result in patterns of domination and subordination in different cultures.
4 -- There are 1.2 Million physicians of Indian-origin providing healthcare in nearly 100 countries of the world and together they can eliminate preventable blindness in children from the globe, said Dr VK Raju, Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University and Founder-President of The Eye Foundation of America in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Nada Al Yusuf, Consultant Ophthalmologist , Cornea and Refractive Surgeon and chairperson of Ophthalmology department at the University Medical Centre of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City said that the Centre has celebrated World Sight Day (WSD) together with the WHO and the international Agency for Prevention of Blindness. This world Sight Day celebration was organised with the international Agency for Prevention of Blindness which is based in London, for using the same logo and theme "Let us Make Vision Counts." The aim of these celebrations is to increase the awareness of the public and specialised institutions of the importance of vision and prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.