Fight Against Blindness was founded and registered with the Charity Commission in 2008. All trustees including the chairman are unpaid.
Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
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Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
Specialist Sight Loss and Visual Impairment Clinical Psychology Service for children and young people in the UK.
We help children with all VI including Joubert’s syndrome, Nystagmus, Ocular/motor apraxia, Myopia, Refractive amblyopia, Unexplained visual symptoms, Catastrophic visual loss due to autoimmune, Outer retinal damage, Bilateral pseudophakia, Right Glaucoma, Right Microphthalmia, Ocular Albinism, Nystagmus, Squint and high myopia, Sticklers, Functional visual impairment, Retinitis Pigmentosa, which is the largest untreatable cause of hereditary blindness in children and young adults in the UK.
A diagnosis of a condition that leads to sight loss can be incredibly hard to accept and adjust to. Many conditions are progressive in nature, and both parents and the child or young person have to adapt and incorporate this into their lives.
Coping with the prospect of progressive (and often aggressive) visual deterioration is challenging and sight loss impacts on the life choices that children and families have to make, including education, leisure activities, choice of career and place of residence.
The Psychological Service provided by FAB and based within hospital paediatric eye clinics aims to help families manage the additional demands a visual impairment presents. The clinical psychologists work with families to assess emotional well-
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