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Visually impaired in cycling challenge

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 11:32 -- admin

Emmanuelle Landais

Visually impaired, blind and normal vision cyclists participated in a cycling challenge in Fujairah recently to raise money for research into retina degeneration and hereditary eye diseases. Emirates Bank and Wolfie's Bike Shop in conjunction with Foresight, the Emirates Association of the Blind and Tamkeen sponsored the challenge. Catherine Fasser from Retina International, based in Switzerland, which is looking for a cure for retina pigmentosa, came especially to the UAE to take part in this cycling challenge. "A lot of research is going on and we are on the verge of finding a cure. Just a 10 per cent slowdown would give people 10 more years of sight," said Fasser.

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