When the skilled ophthalmologist, despite his faithful use of all his powers, finds his patient losing such vision as he may have; or when the operation which had been indicated and was performed has resulted disastrously ; when blindness is imminent or has actually come, the question is always "What next?" The patient himself may ask it, and the great-hearted physician wishes he might give comfort and encouragement in the face of disaster. If the patient is an adult and a professional man, let him know that if sight is lost all is not necessarily lost, for there are many ways in which blind men and women may live happy and useful lives. To help in just such crises there have been formed such associations as the New York Association for the Blind, commonly known as the Lighthouse, the Industrial Home for Blind Men, and the Marie Bloede Workshop
VAN CLEVE EM. PROVISIONS FOR THE SCHOOLING OF THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY BLIND. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(3):473–480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840090159012
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