NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won't stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair later this week, clearing the way for...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The execution of a blind man in Tennessee this week would mark only the second time in recent decades that a person without vision has been put to death in the U.S., the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she went blind after doctors at a New York City hospital failed to diagnose her glaucoma has won $15 million in a malpractice lawsuit.
The Daily News reports that a jury in Brooklyn awarded the money to Amanda Velasquez on Thursday.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers.
(Worcester) Telegram and Gazette, June 23
While the latest disruption capturing public attention may be Amazon's entree into the grocery business, a major transformation is being debated within the Massachusetts Legislature over eye care - who can treat glaucoma as well as minor eye infections.
BOSTON (AP) — A legislative proposal would allow optometrists in Massachusetts to treat glaucoma and prescribe oral medications for eye infections.
The provision was attached as an outside section in a $40.3 billion state budget unveiled Tuesday by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
While optometrists can diagnose glaucoma, Massachusetts is the only state that does not allow them to administer treatment for the condition or to write prescriptions for eye infections.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates packed two rooms at the Capitol Wednesday to support a bill that would allow the substance in Nebraska, but the measure faces stiff opposition from many in state government.
The measure sponsored by Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln would allow people with conditions including cancer, glaucoma and epilepsy to use marijuana in liquid, pill or vapor form. It does not permit smoking or consuming edible marijuana.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Born with glaucoma, Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves, known as "Jefinho," was completely blind by age 7, three years before he learned to play soccer. He had seen images of Pelé but never watched videos of the legendary Brazilian soccer player in action.
Yet Jefinho, who could win a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal with Brazil's soccer 5-a-side team this week, has been dubbed the "Paralympic Pelé" for his success and playing style.