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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”.
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

Novartis announces winners of 2018 eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award

Novartis announces winners of 2018 eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award

Novel tests to better assess earlier stages of AMD

Novel tests to better assess earlier stages of AMD

UK’s leading sight loss charity invites applications from brightest minds in ophthalmic research

UK’s leading sight loss charity invites applications from brightest minds in ophthalmic research

Study examines how a person adapts to visual field loss after stroke

Study examines how a person adapts to visual field loss after stroke

Saving sight of millions by making eye injections safe and comfortable

Saving sight of millions by making eye injections safe and comfortable

EMA grants orphan designation to selumetinib for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1

EMA grants orphan designation to selumetinib for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1

Even after lobectomy a child's brain rewires to compensate for the lost parts

Even after lobectomy a child's brain rewires to compensate for the lost parts

Researchers investigate recessive genetic disorder that leads to childhood blindness

Researchers investigate recessive genetic disorder that leads to childhood blindness

Fight for Sight funds research to develop new drop-based drug for patients with wet AMD

Fight for Sight funds research to develop new drop-based drug for patients with wet AMD

Scientists discover new mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk

Scientists discover new mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk

Scientists discover unique feature in the 'antennae' of light-sensing neurons

Scientists discover unique feature in the 'antennae' of light-sensing neurons

NUS researchers find novel pathway to regulate blood pressure

NUS researchers find novel pathway to regulate blood pressure

New studies show potential for using genetic information to create personalized vision care

New studies show potential for using genetic information to create personalized vision care

Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows

Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows

New trial to test stem cell-based retinal implant for dry age-related macular degeneration

New trial to test stem cell-based retinal implant for dry age-related macular degeneration

Stem cell-derived ocular cells treat severe AMD

Stem cell-derived ocular cells treat severe AMD

Fight for Sight awards new grants for 13 vital eye research projects

Fight for Sight awards new grants for 13 vital eye research projects

UCLA study reveals positive effects of estrogen treatment in people with MS

UCLA study reveals positive effects of estrogen treatment in people with MS