Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) celebrated 80 years of providing sight-saving services in the DMV area on Saturday, March 19 at the Night of Vision® gala, which was held at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. POB … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in collaboration with POB, proudly introduces “America InSight,” a docent-led tour for visitors who are visually impaired. Enjoy highlights of the art collection through rich verbal description and sensory discussions using printed copies of artwork … Continue reading

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Eye Pain – the stabbing, throbbing, burning, gritty, sharp, aching, “something in my eye” feeling – can be very uncomfortable. Many people seek medical care when they have pain, and for good reason. The meaning of the word pain is … Continue reading

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Kudos to Washington National Eye Center’s (WNEC) Ophthalmology Residency Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Under the direction and with the cooperation of WNEC Executive Director Penny Helfgott, and Michael Summerfield, M.D., director of MedStar’s … Continue reading

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Some experts have likened the initial reactions to irreversible vision loss to the “stages of grief,” as defined by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, after the loss of a loved one – taking one from denial to anger and depression, and finally, … Continue reading

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