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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”.
Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Wayne State awarded NIH grant to identify new therapeutic targets for bacterial keratitis

Wayne State awarded NIH grant to identify new therapeutic targets for bacterial keratitis

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health

Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Researchers identify mechanism to recover aging of Progeria patients

Researchers identify mechanism to recover aging of Progeria patients

Lighthouse Guild doctor offers tips to help visually impaired people walk the Monday Mile

Lighthouse Guild doctor offers tips to help visually impaired people walk the Monday Mile

Researchers uncover novel genetic links underlying Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

Researchers uncover novel genetic links underlying Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

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