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Visual impairment: Introduction

Visual impairment: Any condition which impairs ones vision. See detailed information below for a list of 102 causes of Visual impairment, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Visual impairment

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Visual impairment Treatments

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Visual impairment: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Visual impairment

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Visual impairment: Deaths

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Visual impairment: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Visual impairment listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Visual impairment as a symptom include:

Definitions of Visual impairment:

Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions. Visual disability refers to inability of the individual to perform specific visual tasks, such as reading, writing, orientation, or traveling unaided. (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Impairment of the sense of sight
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Visual impairment

The list below shows some of the causes of Visual impairment mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Visual impairment?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Visual impairment. Of the 102 causes of Visual impairment that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 94 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Visual impairment:

The following list of conditions have 'Visual impairment' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Visual impairment:

The following list of medical conditions have Visual impairment or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Visual impairment Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Visual impairment based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Visual impairment:

    Blind or partially sighted, Blindness, Vision disorders, Visual disturbance
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Visual impairment:

    Medical Conditions associated with Visual impairment:

    Vision loss (688 causes), Impaired vision (1545 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Visual impairment:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Tunnel vision (74 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Amitriptyline, Aspartoacylase deficiency, Basement membrane corneal dystrophy, Carbachol, Carbamazepine, Carotid-cavernous fistula, Celecoxib, Central serous chorioretinopathy, Cerebrovascular accident (192 causes), Chalazion, Chlorpheniramine

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    Medical News summaries about Visual impairment

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Visual impairment

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