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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 397 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The utilization and barriers of Pap smear among women with visual impairment.
 

Author(s): Wen-Hui Fang, Chia-Feng Yen, Jung Hu, Jin-Ding Lin, Ching-Hui Loh

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Many evidences illustrate that the Pap smear screening successfully reduces if the cervical cancer could be detected and treated sufficiently early. People with disability were higher comorbidity prevalence, and less likely to use preventive health care and health promotion activities. ...

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Epidemiologic Aspects of Medical Retirement from the Republic of Korea Army due to Visual Impairment.
 

Author(s): Jae Hoon Jeong, Yeoun Sook Chun, Ki Ho Park

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2016 Apr;31(4):623-9.

 

This study was done to report the epidemiologic characteristics of medical retirement from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army due to visual impairment and to suggest a practical screening system for the draft. The medical records of 423 eyes of 301 patients who retired from the ROK ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Trying to see, failing to focus: near visual impairment in Down syndrome.
 

Author(s): Lesley Doyle, Kathryn J Saunders, Julie-Anne Little

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The majority of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) do not exhibit accurate accommodation, with the aetiology of this deficit unknown. This study examines the mechanism underlying hypoaccommodation in DS by simultaneously investigating the 'near triad' - accommodation, vergence and ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Visual-perceptual impairment in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Anne Ego, Karen Lidzba, Paola Brovedani, Vittorio Belmonti, Sibylle Gonzalez-Monge, Baya Boudia, Annie Ritz, Christine Cans

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Apr;57 Suppl 2():46-51.

 

Visual perception is one of the cognitive functions often impaired in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this systematic literature review was to assess the frequency of visual-perceptual impairment (VPI) and its relationship with patient characteristics.

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

24 Week Study to Compare Systemic VEGF-levels of Ranibizumab and Aflibercept in DME.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Macular Edema

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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Measuring of Neuro-visual Functionality With Ocusweep
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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MRI Screening for Auditory Pathway Malformations in Visually Impaired Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visual Impairment

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2016

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