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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”.
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

Antidepressant may also alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

Antidepressant may also alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors

Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Vision research using donated human tissue could help millions suffering from diabetic eye disease

Vision research using donated human tissue could help millions suffering from diabetic eye disease

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1.6 million grant to help African-American patients with glaucoma

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1.6 million grant to help African-American patients with glaucoma

Global blindness rates expected to soar within a few decades

Global blindness rates expected to soar within a few decades

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus