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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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

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Study: Specific class of drugs can be repurposed to treat genetic diseases

Study: Specific class of drugs can be repurposed to treat genetic diseases

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

New innovation could restore sight to the blind

New innovation could restore sight to the blind

Non-invasive point of care imaging can aid rapid diagnosis of corneal infections

Non-invasive point of care imaging can aid rapid diagnosis of corneal infections

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

For people with visual impairments, truly secret ballots are elusive

For people with visual impairments, truly secret ballots are elusive

Study provides possible explanation for progressive course of multiple sclerosis in mice

Study provides possible explanation for progressive course of multiple sclerosis in mice

WHO’s report may lead to greater awareness and deliver better eye health for all

WHO’s report may lead to greater awareness and deliver better eye health for all

Federal restrictions on corneal donations prevent vision-restoring surgery

Federal restrictions on corneal donations prevent vision-restoring surgery

Study reveals how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain night vision

Study reveals how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain night vision

Nonharmful stress promotes disease resilience in offspring, shows study

Nonharmful stress promotes disease resilience in offspring, shows study