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Eye Conditions

Blindness and low vision have many causes - premature birth, cancer, strokes,accidents, meningitis, congenital defects and a myriad of other eye diseases can lead to vision loss and blindness.

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History of Guide Dogs

Man's domestication of dogs coincides with the evolution of early breeds of dogs about 150,000 years ago.  The first special relationship between a dog and a blind person is lost in the mists of time, but perhaps the earliest recorded example is depicted in a first-century AD mural in the buried ruins of Roman Heculaneum.

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Would a Guide Dog Help Me?

There are approximately 80 IGDF member organisations around the world. Contact a Guide Dog organisation that services your area by following the links on this website and speak to them about how a Guide Dog can help you. You do not have to be totally blind to benefit from  a Guide Dog.

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