| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Eye donations nationwide account for $6 billion in lifetime benefits to recipients each year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America. Locally, donations to The Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia accrue more than $62...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I always hated zombies. But I liked Gordon.
He was going to be at my friend Jaime's annual Halloween party in Hollywood. I loved Halloween, and I never missed her party, but I was in New York working on a TV show. Homesick for my friends in L.A., I...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A jury found Baltimore police instructor William S. Kern guilty Thursday of reckless endangerment for shooting and critically wounding a recruit during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.
Jurors found the veteran officer not...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:28 PM
“I dream what I experience.... I dream the smell of flowers, or the taste of chocolate cake....”
From “Do You Dream in Color?” a poem by mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, who was born blind.
“Britten, Haydn, Mozart & Bruce...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Rick Lopez packed up the sodas, chips, gum and candy on his final day, he knew he was leaving a lot behind.
There was the security guard who helped him set up shop in the morning and would give him a ride home in the evening, the judicial...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
For many duck hunters, duck hunting is all about cattails, mud, ducks splashing on the water and a wet retriever shaking in the blind. But if you want action that's more up close and personal, head to the fields.
Granted, field-hunting opportunities are...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 PM
We often think with our eyes when deciding where to travel.
What will be pretty? What sights will wow us? What will make the best photos?
The only problem with such planning is that we have four other senses too.
A visit to the beach, for example,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Attired in orange shorts with black trim, an Oviedo cross-country tank top and a pink headband, Garrett Haywood blends in with other runners during a recent meet at Trinity Prep.
Haywood is different, though. Not because he is the fastest or the one...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. This condition causes vision loss in the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. Now a study from the Harvard School of Public Health,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last October, I started therapy. Not physical or psychotherapy but Orientation and Mobility (O&M) therapy. O&M is when a person with a visual impairment learns skills for independent travel, including how to use a white cane. October is Blindness...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I temporarily lost the vision in my right eye. It lasted about 5 minutes. The doctor said my eyes looked OK. She called it transient retinal artery occlusion. What is this? Will it happen again?
A: With transient retinal artery occlusion, there's a...