The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking. In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can’t be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Common causes of blindness include diabetes, macular degeneration, traumatic injuries, infections of the cornea or retina, glaucoma, and inability to obtain any glasses.
If a patient were to be blind, they would find it very difficult to do day-to-day activities like having a shower or brushing their teeth and at the early stages, when the blindness has been recognised the patient might feel very ‘bed-bound’ or not able to carry on with their normal activities, this is where Nilaqua can help. Our products are waterless, creating an easier experience for the patient, who is not yet confident moving about and it’s easy to use.