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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Artificial intelligence identifies existing drugs that may reduce sight loss from macular degeneration

The initial results from an artificial intelligence project show a number of existing drugs have the potential to reduce sight loss from age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of sight loss. 

Dalkeith Veteran with vision impairment gets ready for sixth London Marathon

A Dalkeith veteran with sight loss is encouraging others with a vision impairment to take up sport as he gears up to run the London Marathon for the sixth time. 

Titanic scratch model created by veteran with sight loss to travel world as part of international exhibition

A scratch model of the iconic Titanic, created in painstaking detail by a Wilkieston veteran with sight loss, will journey the world as part of an international touring exhibition. 

Aberdeen veteran living with sight loss makes new connections with charity's support

A sociable Aberdeen veteran living with sight loss has heralded a charity for helping him keep on living life to the full. 

Veteran with visual impairment uses poetry talent to share experiences of sight loss

RAF veteran Dave Phillips uses his talent for poetry to explore his feelings about living with genetic eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Veteran calls for more public understanding about sight loss

An RAF veteran with sight loss is calling for members of the public ‘not to underestimate’ people with a vision impairment.

Vision Hub: Sight loss charities unite to host free vision impairment advice hub in Hawick

Residents with sight loss in the Scottish Borders will have the opportunity to receive expert advice at a free vision impairment event this month. 

Scottish War Blinded has new outreach worker in Fife

A vision impairment charity has welcomed a new Outreach Worker who will support veterans with sight loss across Fife. 

Blind snowboarding: veteran blinded in Iraq takes to the slopes

A blind veteran who had both his eyes removed after he was injured during operations in Iraq is training to hit the world stage in competitive snowboarding.

Veterans with sight loss try sailing activity with Scottish War Blinded's Hawkhead Centre

Veterans with vision impairments who attend the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley recently donned their life jackets and waterproofs for a brand new activity: sailing. 

Edinburgh veteran whose sight loss put halt to cycling passion back in the saddle after 20 years

A veteran whose passion for cycling was halted for 20 years by his sight loss is finally back in the saddle thanks to Cycling UK and Scottish War Blinded. 

Combatting loneliness on agenda as Commissioner meets veterans

Today (Wednesday 16 January) Scotland’s Veterans Commissioner, Charlie Wallace, visited the Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre in Paisley to meet with veterans who talked about their experiences of loneliness.