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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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

Candy-like models could make science more accessible to visually impaired students

Candy-like models could make science more accessible to visually impaired students

New article sheds more light on myopia control efficacy

New article sheds more light on myopia control efficacy

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

Smoking cannabis alters key visual functions but many users lack awareness of it

Smoking cannabis alters key visual functions but many users lack awareness of it

Single injection of RNA therapy improves vision in patient with genetic form of childhood blindness

Single injection of RNA therapy improves vision in patient with genetic form of childhood blindness

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

New mobile app can help people diagnosed with glaucoma

New mobile app can help people diagnosed with glaucoma

One in every 30 school-aged children may have brain-related vision problems

One in every 30 school-aged children may have brain-related vision problems