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What specific health challenges face blind people?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sleep, falls, meds: Totally blind people have difficulty controlling the sleep-wake cycle, since some light is needed for melatonin regulation. Totally and partially blind have problems with falls and other injuries, as will as loss of independence with activities of daily living. Self-dosing medications is especially problematic for the blind, namely insulin injections.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2015
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