Visual Impairment

Common Name(s)

Visual Impairment

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Visual Impairment" for support, advocacy or research.

Usher Syndrome Coalition

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's mission is to raise awareness and accelerate research for the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness. The Coalition also provides information and support to individuals and families affected by Usher syndrome.

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired

NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Vision of Children Foundation

Our mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders, and to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families.

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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VISIONS: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Promoting the independence of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2012

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Visual Impairment" for support, advocacy or research.

Usher Syndrome Coalition

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's mission is to raise awareness and accelerate research for the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness. The Coalition also provides information and support to individuals and families affected by Usher syndrome.

http://www.usher-syndrome.org

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

http://www.afb.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired

NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

http://www.napvi.org

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Vision of Children Foundation

Our mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders, and to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families.

http://www.visionofchildren.org

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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VISIONS: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Promoting the independence of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired

http://www.visionsvcb.org

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 451 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and causes of blindness, visual impairment among different ethnical minority groups in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China.
 

Author(s): Yanping Li, Wenyong Huang, Aoyun Qiqige, Hongwei Zhang, Ling Jin, Pula Ti, Jennifer Yip, Baixiang Xiao

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The aim of this cross-sectional study is to ascertain the prevalence and causes of blindness, visual impairment, uptake of cataract surgery among different ethnic groups in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Causes and Three-year Incidence of Irreversible Visual Impairment in Jing-An District, Shanghai, China from 2010-2015.
 

Author(s): Fei Xia, Liangcheng Wu, Chenghai Weng, Xingtao Zhou

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The registry system can be used to observe the distribution trend of diseases and analyze the related data to provide useful information in a way that enables the government to take appropriate interventional measures. The purpose of this study was to determine the causes and three-year ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence, Causes and Social Factors of Visual Impairment among Chinese Adults: Based on a National Survey.
 

Author(s): Chao Guo, Zhenjie Wang, Ping He, Gong Chen, Xiaoying Zheng

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Visual impairment has become a global challenge, especially for developing countries. This study aims to estimate the prevalence, causes and social factors of visual impairment among Chinese adults. Data were from a nationally representative population-based cross-sectional study. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and Major Causes of Visual Impairment in Iranian Adults: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Ghasem Saeedi-Anari, Elham Ashrafi, Seyed-Mehrdad Mohammadi, Farshad Farzadfar, Alireza Lashay, Hassan Hashemi

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;24(3):148-155.

 

The purpose of this study is to provide a pooled estimate of moderate-to-severe visual impairment (MSVI) and blindness in Iran for people 50 years and over and to identify the major causes through systematic review.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Visual impairment and traits of autism in children.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Wrzesińska, Joanna Kapias, Katarzyna Nowakowska-Domagała, Józef Kocur

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2017 Apr;51(2):349-358.

 

Visual impairment present from birth or from an early childhood may lead to psychosocial and emotional disorders. 11-40% of children in the group with visual impairment show traits of autism. The aim of this paper was to present the selected examples of how visual impairment in children ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Precise long non-coding RNA modulation in visual maintenance and impairment.
 

Author(s): Peixing Wan, Wenru Su, Yehong Zhuo

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 2017 Jul;54(7):450-459.

 

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are remarkably powerful, flexible and pervasive cellular regulators. With the help of cheaper RNA-seq, high-throughput screening of lncRNAs has become widely applied and has identified large numbers of specific lncRNAs in various physiological or pathological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study of Visual-spatial Attention by Eye Tracking as a Function of Central or Peripheral Visual Impairment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Central or Peripheral Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2018

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Visual Impairment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Seasonal Affective Disorder; Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2018

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Feasibility and Efficacy of Assisstive Tactile and Auditory Communicating Devices
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2018

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