Thus, for example, the American World War II blinded veterans' only initial reference point for thinking about their condition was the pathetic, dependent, helpless individual--the denizen of sheltered workshops or the street beggar--they believed blind people must inevitably be.
Some blinded veterans recall that doctors did little more than bluntly inform them of the finality of their condition, and ask them if they had any questions.
A third approach involves using peers as resources to help newly blinded
older persons learn the skills and self-confidence necessary for living independently.
As the child tired from a long day's play, fails to recognize his desire for sleep, cries for attention and gets it only to burst into tears a moment later when he discovers attentions is not so satisfying after all, as the adult newly blinded
may reach for one satisfaction after another only to find disappointment with all attainment (Holsopple, 1931, p.
Based on feedback from our clinical investigators, who are key opinion leaders in the field, we were encouraged by the consistently high accuracy across all of the ultrasound blinded readers in RAMP-1, which gives us confidence in the performance of Imagify.
Completed RAMP-2 Enrollment and Training of Ultrasound Blinded Readers
We are encouraged by the results of the blinded reader training.
Acusphere plans to take advantage of the improvements from training by having the newly trained RAMP-2 echo blinded readers completely read all 457 Imagify images.
Health Net is proud and privileged to support Operation Peer Support for an organization like the Blinded Veterans Association that shares our mission of improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities," said Steve Tough, president, Health Net Federal Services.
The BVA's Operation Peer Support offers a unique opportunity for newly blinded soldiers from across the country to share their experiences with peers and previous generations of veterans who have returned from war blinded, explained Tom Zampieri, director of government relations for the BVA and a blinded veteran.
In the RAMP-1 study, the accuracy of the nuclear blinded
reader was 70%.