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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”.
First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

New guidance helps pharmacists decide which patients should use pill organizer

New guidance helps pharmacists decide which patients should use pill organizer

Rutgers Health treats children with multiple sclerosis at the dedicated pediatric MS program

Rutgers Health treats children with multiple sclerosis at the dedicated pediatric MS program

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