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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”.
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

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