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Shawn Maloney is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, whose research is focused on finding treatments and cures for blindness. He is also the co-founder and president of Journal Prep.

The following articles were authored by SMaloney

What Losing Vision Has Taught Me

Image of Shawn MaloneyMy ophthalmologist’s voice was firm and direct. “You’re going blind.” Tough words for a 5-year-old to digest.

Years later — despite efforts to cure my retinal disease, first as a graduate student, then as a postdoctoral researcher focused on ocular pathology — I came to accept the truth that those words carried. I was slowly being forced to adapt to a world not designed for me, or for any visually impaired person. But the progressive nature of my disease, retinitis pigmentosa, meant that time was on my side. I had time to change how I do things, how I communicate, how I think.
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