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The long term impact of ROP blindness: Kevin Carey's story

Kevin Carey discusses with our lead educator, Clare, the many ways his life has been impacted by ROP

Kevin Carey was the Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People, the UK’s leading sight loss charity and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. Amongst many other positions he is also founder and director of humanITy, an e-Inclusion charity, a novelist and published poet.

Kevin was born in the UK in 1951 during the first ROP epidemic. In the video on this step he discusses the many ways his life has been affected by his ROP blindness, from childhood to adulthood.

As you listen to the conversation, reflect on the available services and support mechanisms for parents, families and children with ROP in your setting. What else needs to be done to ensure that children with visual impairment from ROP have the best opportunities in life?

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