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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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

Start codon disruption with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing prevents Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy in mice

Start codon disruption with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing prevents Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy in mice

New biomarkers in the eyes could unlock the key to management of diabetic retinopathy

New biomarkers in the eyes could unlock the key to management of diabetic retinopathy

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Racket sport padel related to increased risk of eye injuries

Racket sport padel related to increased risk of eye injuries

Unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging, study suggests

Unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging, study suggests

Study shows that neurons establish functional connections only with one retina

Study shows that neurons establish functional connections only with one retina

Facemasks impair children's ability to read people's emotions

Facemasks impair children's ability to read people's emotions