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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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

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