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What is Vision Impairment?

What is Vision Impairment?

  • Vision Impairment: A condition that affects ones vision.
  • Vision 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
  • Vision Impairment: impairment of the sense of sight.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Vision Impairment: Introduction

Types of Vision Impairment:

Broader types of Vision Impairment:

How many people get Vision Impairment?

Prevalance of Vision Impairment: 2.4 million Americans
Prevalance Rate of Vision Impairment: approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Vision Impairment: There are approximately three million Americans who suffer from visual conditions that are not correctable by standard glasses or contact lenses. (Source: excerpt from Age-Related Macular Degeneration Status of Research: NEI)

What causes Vision Impairment?

Causes of Vision Impairment: see causes of Vision Impairment

What are the symptoms of Vision Impairment?

Symptoms of Vision Impairment: see symptoms of Vision Impairment

Vision Impairment: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vision Impairment.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vision Impairment.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vision Impairment: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vision Impairment.
Treatments for Vision Impairment: see treatments for Vision Impairment
Research for Vision Impairment: see research for Vision Impairment

Organs Affected by Vision Impairment:

Organs and body systems related to Vision Impairment include:

Name and Aliases of Vision Impairment

Main name of condition: Vision Impairment

Other names or spellings for Vision Impairment:

Visual impairment, visually impaired

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

Visual defect, Vision defect, Visual disorder
Source - WordNet 2.1

Vision Impairment: Related Conditions

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