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

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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Cataract, visual impairment and long-term mortality in a rural cohort in India: the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study.
 

Author(s): Rohit C Khanna, Gudlavalleti V S Murthy, Pyda Giridhar, Sannapaneni Krishnaiah, Hira B Pant, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Subhabrata Chakrabarti, Clare Gilbert, Gullapalli N Rao

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A large-scale prevalence survey of blindness and visual impairment (The Andhra Pradesh Eye Diseases Study [APEDS1]) was conducted between 1996-2000 on 10,293 individuals of all ages in three rural and one urban clusters in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. More than a decade later (June ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2013

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Does visual impairment affect mobility over time? The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study.
 

Author(s): Bonnielin K Swenor, Beatriz Muñoz, Sheila K West

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To determine if the odds of mobility disability increases at a different rate among visually impaired (VI) as compared with nonvisually impaired (NVI) over an 8-year period.

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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New systematic review methodology for visual impairment and blindness for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.
 

Author(s): Rupert Bourne, Holly Price, Hugh Taylor, Janet Leasher, Jill Keeffe, Julie Glanville, Pamela C Sieving, Moncef Khairallah, Tien Yin Wong, Yingfeng Zheng, Anu Mathew, Suchitra Katiyar, Maya Mascarenhas, Gretchen A Stevens, Serge Resnikoff, Stephen Gichuhi, Kovin Naidoo, Diane Wallace, Steven Kymes, Colleen Peters, Konrad Pesudovs, Tasanee Braithwaite, Hans Limburg,

Journal: Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013 ;20(1):33-9.

 

To describe a systematic review of population-based prevalence studies of visual impairment (VI) and blindness worldwide over the past 32 years that informs the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study.

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2013

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What the comprehensive economics of blindness and visual impairment can help us understand.
 

Author(s): Kevin D Frick

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. ;60(5):406-10.

 

Since the year 2000, the amount written about the economics of blindness and visual impairment has increased substantially. In some cases, the studies listed under this heading are calculations of the costs related to vision impairment and blindness at a national or global level; ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2012

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Observation of Treatment Patterns With Lucentis in Approved Indications
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neovascular AMD, Visual Impairment Due to DME, Visual Impairment Due to Macular Oedema Secondary to Branch or Central RVO, Visual Impairment Due to CNV

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 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: 5 Jun 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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