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  • Lear's Blindness
    906 words
    Eye Spy with my little I Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to Shakespeare, blindness is not a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess. In William Shakespeare's King Lear, three characters display this quality of blindness and the tragic effects of this flaw: King Lear, Gloucester and Albany. Looking at Lear's position as King, he should reflect the royal quality of being able to distinguish between good and evil, but he is blind t...
  • Four Major Types Of Vision Impairments
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    Vision Impairments " People categorized as visually impaired range from individuals with mild visual losses to those with low vision to those who are totally blind" (Winzer, 370). Vision impairments does not necessarily mean a total loss of sight. Some visually impaired person can detect light, others can see shapes and forms, and others can see nothing at all. Generally, many different problems that interfere the retina to form image or the transmission of retinal images to the brain can cause ...
  • Eye And Brain
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    The Secret of Seeing The lights are off, visibility zero, you here a noise, you get up and fall over your table; now imagine that experience your whole life by being blind. There is more then what meets the eye when we refer to sight. The eye can be surgically trained to see but the mind can not identify the object if it has never been seen. When blind patients feel an object they know what it is because that is how the brain has been trained to identify objects. Those who are deprived of sight ...
  • Exact Number Of Blind Individuals
    501 words
    The term blindness implies total or partial loss of vision involving both eyes. The exact level of vision defined as blindness, however, varies in different countries because of differing legal or social requirements. In the United States, blindness is defined as un improvable vision of 20/200 (6/60) or worse. This means that an individual is generally considered blind who, even with the use of ordinary eyeglasses, can see no better at 20 ft (6 m) than a person with normal vision can see at 200 ...
  • H Blindness
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    Magic Realism"h As Encyclopedia. com says, ! SS Works of magic realism mingle realistic portrayals of ordinary events and characters with elements of fantasy and myth, creating a rich, frequently disquieting world that is at once familiar and dreamlike. !"h Magic realists usually spawn from South American cultures. "h Saramago chooses to turn blindness, a common disability, into an airborne disease and has an entire country split away from Europe. Only a magic realist could create such fantastic...
  • Light Vs Darkness And Sight Vs Blindness
    438 words
    Light vs. Dark in Oedipus Throughout Oedipus the King, Sophocles employs one continuous metaphor: light vs. darkness, and sight vs. blindness. A reference to this metaphor occurs early in the play, when Oedipus falsely accuses Tiresias and Creon of conspiracy: Creon, the soul of trust, my loyal friend from the start steals against me... so hungry to overthrow me he sets this wizard on me, this scheming quack, this fortune-teller peddling lies, eyes peeled for his own profit-seer blind in his cra...
  • Open Angle Glaucoma And Acute Glaucoma
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    Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause blindness by hurting the optic nerve, which is the large nerve that is responsible for vision. In glaucoma, the optic nerve damage is related to a change in the fluid pressure that circulates around the eyeball. In many cases, Glaucoma occurs when the eye's fluid pressure is high, but it can also occur when the pressure is measured as normal. Fluid circulating inside the front portion of the eye is produced by a structure called the ciliar...

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