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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”.
Fight for Sight poll: Brits put their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits

Fight for Sight poll: Brits put their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits

Smartphone-based telemedical DR screening could improve ophthalmic care

Smartphone-based telemedical DR screening could improve ophthalmic care

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

New laser treatment aims to stop the development of age-related vision loss

New laser treatment aims to stop the development of age-related vision loss

UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

Microglia play vital role in regulating neuroinflammation, research shows

Microglia play vital role in regulating neuroinflammation, research shows

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Study highlights high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in stroke survivors

Study highlights high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in stroke survivors

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: How visual impairment affects older adults

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: How visual impairment affects older adults

Scientists develop new method to detect viral RNA without special equipment

Scientists develop new method to detect viral RNA without special equipment

Electronic shutter eyeglasses may be alternative treatment for amblyopic children in future

Electronic shutter eyeglasses may be alternative treatment for amblyopic children in future

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Researchers to develop sports-specific classification system for blind football

Researchers to develop sports-specific classification system for blind football

Computer games and a summer birthday linked to increased risk of myopia in childhood

Computer games and a summer birthday linked to increased risk of myopia in childhood

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with increased risk of strabismus in offspring

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with increased risk of strabismus in offspring

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Molecular pathways underlying myopia open new ways for drug development

Molecular pathways underlying myopia open new ways for drug development

Pfizer announces FDA approval of VIZIMPRO for first-line treatment of EGFR-mutated metastatic NSCLC

Pfizer announces FDA approval of VIZIMPRO for first-line treatment of EGFR-mutated metastatic NSCLC