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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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

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

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Newly identified gene could improve treatment for multiple sclerosis

Newly identified gene could improve treatment for multiple sclerosis

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

Hungarian physician to receive the Körber Prize for European Science 2020

Hungarian physician to receive the Körber Prize for European Science 2020

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A

Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A

Study: Patients’ genetically edited stem cells successfully reversed diabetes in mice

Study: Patients’ genetically edited stem cells successfully reversed diabetes in mice

Research pinpoints potential new therapeutic target for retinal degeneration

Research pinpoints potential new therapeutic target for retinal degeneration

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder