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.

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: 8 Jan 2013

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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.

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: 8 Jan 2013

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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 303 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

What explains health in persons with visual impairment?
 

Author(s): Juliane Leissner, Michaela Coenen, Stephan Froehlich, Danny Loyola, Alarcos Cieza

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Visual impairment is associated with important limitations in functioning. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) relies on a globally accepted framework for classifying problems in functioning and ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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Visual impairment owing to adverse drug reaction: incidence and routine monitoring in the United kingdom.
 

Author(s): Phillippa M Cumberland, Isabelle Russell-Eggitt, Jugnoo S Rahi

Journal: Ophthalmology. 2014 May;121(5):1152-4.

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Visual impairment from uveitis in a reference hospital of Southeast Brazil: a retrospective review over a twenty years period.
 

Author(s): Luci Meire Pereira da Silva, Cristina Muccioli, Filipe de Oliveira, Tiago Eugênio Arantes, Lucas Renó Gonzaga, Célia Regina Nakanami

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;76(6):366-9.

 

To identify the frequency and causes of uveitis leading to visual impairment in patients referred to the Low Vision Service - Department of Ophthalmology - UNIFESP, over a twenty years period.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Preterm-associated visual impairment and estimates of retinopathy of prematurity at regional and global levels for 2010.
 

Author(s): Hannah Blencowe, Joy E Lawn, Thomas Vazquez, Alistair Fielder, Clare Gilbert

Journal: Pediatr. Res.. 2013 Dec;74 Suppl 1():35-49.

 

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of potentially avoidable childhood blindness worldwide. We estimated ROP burden at the global and regional levels to inform screening and treatment programs, research, and data priorities.

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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The prevalence of age-related eye diseases and visual impairment in aging: current estimates.
 

Author(s): Ronald Klein, Barbara E K Klein

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To examine prevalence of five age-related eye conditions (age-related cataract, AMD, open-angle glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy [DR], and visual impairment) in the United States.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Depression in the elderly with visual impairment and its association with quality of life.
 

Author(s): Judith Renaud, Emmanuelle Bédard

Journal: Clin Interv Aging. 2013 ;8():931-43.

 

Visual impairment is more prevalent in the elderly and depression is common in this population. Although many studies have investigated depression or quality of life (QOL) in older adults with visual impairment, few have looked at the association between these two concepts for this ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2013

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Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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Efficacy and Safety of Ranibizumab 0.5 vs Veteporfin PDT in Patients With Visual Impairment Due to Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Pathologic Myopia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment Due to Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Pathologic Myopia

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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The Effectiveness of Portable Electronic Vision Enhancement Systems (p-EVES) for Near Vision in Visual Impairment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Moderate or Severe Vision Impairment, Both Eyes

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2013

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