Visual Impairment

Common Name(s)

Visual Impairment

Description for this condition is not yet available.
 

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 438 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of visual impairment and outcomes of cataract surgery in Chaonan, South China.
 

Author(s): Xiujuan Zhang, Emmy Y Li, Christopher Kai-Shun Leung, David C Musch, Xin Tang, Chongren Zheng, Mingguang He, David F Chang, Dennis Shun-Chiu Lam

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To estimate the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment (VI), and report the outcomes of cataract surgery in Chaonan Region, Guangdong Province, southern China.

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Four-year incidence and progression of visual impairment in a South Indian population with diabetes.
 

Author(s): Sangeetha Srinivasan, Rajiv Raman, Suganeswari Ganesan, Rupak Roy, Viswanathan Natarajan, Tarun Sharma

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul;65(7):589-595.

 

The aim of this study is to investigate the 4-year incidence and progression of visual impairment (VI) and the associated risk factors for incident VI in a South Indian population with type 2 diabetes.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Lawn mower injuries as a cause of serious visual acuity impairment - Case reports.
 

Author(s): Monika Jasielska, Mateusz Winiarczyk, Paweł Bieliński, Jerzy Mackiewicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 May;24(2):261-264.

 

[b]Abstract Objective.[/b] The aim of the study is to present four cases of lawn mowers injuries as a cause of serious visual acuity impairment. [b]Materials and Method[/b]. A retrospective study of four patients admitted in 2013-2015 to the Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery in ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 5 Jun 2017

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Patient reported outcome measures for visual impairment after stroke: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Lauren R Hepworth, Fiona J Rowe, Robert Harper, Kathryn Jarvis, Tracey Shipman, Helen Rodgers

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The aim of this review was to identify patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for use in research and clinical practice involving individuals with visual impairment following stroke and to evaluate their content validity against quality assessment criteria.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2015

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Association between visual impairment and depression in the elderly: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Marina Viegas Moura Rezende Ribeiro, Hermann Nogueira Hasten-Reiter Júnior, Eurica Adélia Nogueira Ribeiro, Mario Jorge Jucá, Fabiano Timbó Barbosa, Célio Fernando de Sousa-Rodrigues

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;78(3):197-201.

 

A systematic review was conducted to investigate the relationship between visual impairment and depression in the elderly. We searched electronic databases (LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) from inception to August 2014 and researched the ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Feasibility and Efficacy of Assisstive Tactile and Auditory Communicating Devices
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2017

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Measuring of Neuro-visual Functionality With Ocusweep
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017

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MRI Screening for Auditory Pathway Malformations in Visually Impaired Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2017

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