Visual Impairment News and Research

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The definition of vision impairment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a visually impaired person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal level”.
Genentech grant funds home-based telemedicine program for treating MS patients

Genentech grant funds home-based telemedicine program for treating MS patients

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Deaths from diabetes in the U.S. higher than estimated, study shows

Deaths from diabetes in the U.S. higher than estimated, study shows

UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditions

UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditions

New techniques and treatments show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity

New techniques and treatments show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

Visual impairment can affect physical and cognitive abilities of older adults

Visual impairment can affect physical and cognitive abilities of older adults

New supersmart phone makes communication easier for sick, elderly and blind people

New supersmart phone makes communication easier for sick, elderly and blind people

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Sports-related eye injuries higher among young people, study finds

Sports-related eye injuries higher among young people, study finds

Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

Many migrant farmworkers have visual impairment but do not receive routine vision screening

Many migrant farmworkers have visual impairment but do not receive routine vision screening

UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

Review highlights urgent demand for tool to identify stroke survivors with visual impairments

Review highlights urgent demand for tool to identify stroke survivors with visual impairments