Visual Impairment

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”.
What is visual impairment?

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”.

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Researchers design contact lens prototype to prevent dry eye syndrome

Researchers design contact lens prototype to prevent dry eye syndrome

Researchers develop a new smartphone-based tool to detect visual impairment in young children

Researchers develop a new smartphone-based tool to detect visual impairment in young children

UT Southwestern experts offer several techniques for secondary intraocular lens placement

UT Southwestern experts offer several techniques for secondary intraocular lens placement

Brazilian study uncovers reorganization of anatomical structures in the brains of congenitally blind people

Brazilian study uncovers reorganization of anatomical structures in the brains of congenitally blind people

Combination of multiple maps uncovers new genetic risk factor for AMD

Combination of multiple maps uncovers new genetic risk factor for AMD

Scientists discover new potential mechanism for vision loss

Scientists discover new potential mechanism for vision loss

New analysis highlights the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in children in America

New analysis highlights the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in children in America

Cornea implant made of collagen from pig’s skin restores vision

Cornea implant made of collagen from pig’s skin restores vision

Study outlines strategies people with visual impairment use to navigate social challenges

Study outlines strategies people with visual impairment use to navigate social challenges

Specific form of age-related macular degeneration linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke risk

Specific form of age-related macular degeneration linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke risk

Singapore researchers develop a bio-functional thermogel to prevent retinal scarring

Singapore researchers develop a bio-functional thermogel to prevent retinal scarring

Older adults with untreated sight problems may have higher dementia risk

Older adults with untreated sight problems may have higher dementia risk

'Brain bleeds' in infants can affect visual outcomes at the end of their primary school years

'Brain bleeds' in infants can affect visual outcomes at the end of their primary school years

SARS-CoV-2 infection may be a trigger of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-associated disorder

SARS-CoV-2 infection may be a trigger of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-associated disorder

Researchers explore the link between immunoglobulins and blood profile in severe SARS-CoV-2 patients

Researchers explore the link between immunoglobulins and blood profile in severe SARS-CoV-2 patients

Cell fusion could be a potential therapeutic strategy to treat retinal damage

Cell fusion could be a potential therapeutic strategy to treat retinal damage

Traumatic brain injury can lead to long-term visual impairment, finds study

Traumatic brain injury can lead to long-term visual impairment, finds study

Virus-like particles as delivery vehicles for gene-editing

Virus-like particles as delivery vehicles for gene-editing

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Study finds substantial decline in physical, cognitive, or psychological health among older people

Study finds substantial decline in physical, cognitive, or psychological health among older people