Blindness is the total or partial inability to see. It can be described in various ways. People who are totally blind can't tell whether it's day or night. Those who are barely blind have some sight that may be useful for everyday life. Some people are born blind and others become blind because of a disease of injury and become victims of acquired blindness. People who are blind are just like you and me.
Diseases cause about 95 per cent of all blindness. Blindness is also caused by injuries. A disease or injury can affect one or both of the eyes. It can also be caused by the visual center of the brain.
Let me tell you a true story about a blind person call Marc. Marc's medical problems resulted from a shooting rather than an illness. He'd never be able to see again. But the people around him encouraged him to do other things. Sometimes the people around him didn't even remember that he was blind. Through working with a group of blind people he has also learned to do things he thought he'd never do again.
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