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Jyotindra Mehta

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 18:58 -- admin


Visual impairment: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Jyotindra V. Mehta was born in a middle class family in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. His visual impairment due to retinitis pigmentosa was a big shock to his family. However, they overcame their anguish and life carried on. Mr. Mehta attended the National High School in Ahmedabad . He was a bright student and Maths, Science and Sanskrit were his favourite subjects. But he was denied studying the first two because of his visual impairment.

Heeru Chandnani

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 18:57 -- admin

Visual impairment: Blind since birth

Born: April 16, 1978

Making it in life with the right approach and attitude

“Everywhere you go, there are problems, it is how you handle them” says, Heeru Chandnani. For Heeru, her disability is almost a non-issue; it’s all about being comfortable and making others comfortable about your disability. Her positive attitude and practical approach has enabled her to achieve success in whatever she chose to do in life.

Dilip Loyalka

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 18:56 -- admin


Visual impairment : Retinitis pigmentosa

Born: December 30, 1958

He manages two businesses in Kolkata, is the author of several well-known books, and has been honoured with several awards. He is also India 's first visually impaired chartered accountant. Meet Dilip Loyalka, a self-made man.


Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:56 -- admin

Mahantesh, who had lost his vision due to typhoid at a very early age, has vowed to banish all the adversities the visually impaired students face. With a mission to guide, assist and encourage visually and physically challenged children to pursue higher studies he, along with two other visually impaired friends, started an organisation called Samarthanam Trust For The Disabled. In the local language, the word samarthanam means capable.

Dipendra Manocha

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:29 -- admin

In 2005, Dipendra Manocha received national award for his contribution in the area of disability. Being visually impaired himself, since his early childhood, Dipendra overcame all challenges and graduated as a merit student. He also completed his M Phil in Indian Classical music. However, during his Ph. D, Dipendra was frustrated by his dependence on others for reading and writing. It was then that he decided to switch his interest from music and devote his life to finding a solution to this problem.

Sant Surdas

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:26 -- admin

Surdas was born blind to poor parents. As a child he was a victim of neglect and abuse among his three brothers, as a result of his impairment. Despite his poor start in life, he eventually came to be known as Sant Surdas.
The child was known as Sur because his parents and neighbours forgot his name. His journey from such misery to being the famous Sant Surdas, to whom even emperor Akbar paid homage, is truly awe-inspiring.
Surdas was born in Siri village near Delhi in 1478 A.D. Being blind, the world including his parents, was unkind to him.

Ravindra Jain

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:24 -- admin

Singer and Musician
Visual impairment: Born blind
Born: February 28, 1944
Ravindra Jain is a consummate musician with a degree of consistency rarely seen in the industry. Born blind, he never allowed his blindness to come in the way of honing his inborn talent.

Buse Gowda

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:19 -- admin

Visual impairment : Became blind at three, due to accident
Visual impairment did not come in the way of this dancer who has mastered the Bharat natyam, especially abhinaya.
Buse Gowda has over a thousand performances to his credit. It all started 17 years ago at the Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind when Buse Gowda, as an inquisitive eight-year-old boy, chanced to meet Ashok Kumar, a dance teacher who was just then establishing his school, 'Natyanjali'.

Binod Bihari Mukherjee

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:22 -- admin

A recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Binod Bihari Mukherjee was an artist with diverse interests. His creativity was so intense that it found its way of expression not only in form of paintings but he also murals and sculptures.

The Voice of FOD

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:05 -- admin

THE VOICE OF FOD is India's first and most exclusive magazine on disability covering issues connected to the disability sector. The magazine comprises of articles, profiles of institutions/eminent personalities, inspiring poems, illustrations, jokes, review of books/films/theatre, updates, etc related to disability segment.

Lasik Surgery

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 15:09 -- admin

Lasik surgery is currently the best method of correction of refractive errors. It is accurate, effective and safe.

Lasik (Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis)

Ideal Reading Distances

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 15:08 -- admin

Vision is the most powerful determinant of posture at work. It is impossible to maintain good postures throughout the workday, unless work materials and equipment are thoughtfully placed within the line of sight and within a comfortable focussing distance.


Mon, 07/16/2012 - 15:05 -- admin


If eyedrops have been prescribed for treating your glaucoma, you need to use them properly and as instructed by your eye care professional. Proper use of your glaucoma medication can improve the medicine's effectiveness and reduce your risk of side effects.


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