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This essay is about the non-governmental organization called Retina India and its functions that involve funding research and providing support to the patients of retinal blindness

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´╗┐Raghav Kedia9C Retina India This essay is about the non-governmental organization called Retina India and its functions that involve funding research and providing support to the patients of retinal blindness and their families. We need to spread awareness about the suffering of blind people and how Retina India hopes to achieve its goals. The language used in this essay is semi-formal and tone is serious. The target audience is anyone who wants to help the people who suffer due to blindness. This essay could be published in a weekly magazine. Nowadays a lot of people use spectacles in their daily lives. We use these spectacles to improve our vision. What actually happens behind those two pieces of glass or plastic is a marvel. The mechanisms of the eye are one of the most complex in the human body. We know the eye as the eye ball, the cornea, the iris and the pupil. These are relatively small mechanisms and processes. What we do not usually think of, is the retina. ...read more.


When the afflicted person learns that he or she has retinitis pigmentosa and explains the road ahead with no light at the end of the tunnel there is an immense emotional trauma to the person and his or her family members. This is like getting a death sentence and waiting for the actual hanging to take place. These are the kind of people who require very strong and effective support through counseling and support groups. This is where Retina India steps in. Retina India is a not for profit registered charitable trust which brings onto one platform the patients, their family members, retina specialists, counselors, mobility experts, and volunteers. It aims providing a support system to the patients and their family members through scientifically validated information, patient support groups and facilitating research for the treatment and management of retinal disorders. Advanced research is on in the developed countries and cures like gene therapy and stem cells look very promising. Scientists have even developed an artificial retina wherein an electronic chip is implanted in the retina imparting working vision to the sufferer. ...read more.


I have to read him a poem aloud only maybe twice and he has it memorized by simply listening. While reading my gaze wanders towards his face, a face without expression. His eyes are shut which I now realize was a posture of intense concentration. I have realized that the fault lies in us only hearing but not listening. Reading to Rakesh has improved my English in both substance and diction. It has exposed me to a wide variety of genres and writers. It has taught me to speak clearly with complete control over my tone and speed. Sometimes the role is exchanged and I listen, while he enriches my life with his anecdotes and humor which are never out of place. Sri Aurobindo said ?It is darkest before dawn.? Rakesh believes in these lines and there is no trace of self pity in him. He has taken his blindness in his stride and lives life to the fullest with the firm belief of a better, more colorful tomorrow, I now gather my strength from him and in time of difficulty I think if Rakesh can face his life with grace and a smile so can I. WC: 813 ...read more.

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