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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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

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments

Cardiac and visual degeneration compensated by taurine supplement

Cardiac and visual degeneration compensated by taurine supplement

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

WHO’S first world report on vision

WHO’S first world report on vision

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients