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: 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.

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: 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

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The terms "Visual Impairment" returned 277 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between visual impairment and sleep duration: analysis of the 2009 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
 

Author(s): Alberto R Ramos, Douglas M Wallace, Natasha J Williams, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal, Ferdinand Zizi, Girardin Jean-Louis

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Visual impairment (VI) is associated with increased mortality and health factors such as depression and cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic studies consistently show associations between sleep duration with adverse health outcomes, but these have not systematically considered the ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Psycho-social impact of visual impairment on health-related quality of life among nursing home residents.
 

Author(s): Mahesh Kumar Dev, Nabin Paudel, Niraj Dev Joshi, Dev Narayan Shah, Shishir Subba

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Visual impairment (VI) affects physical, psychological, and emotional well-being, and social life as well. The purpose of this exploratory study was to assess the psycho-social impact of VI on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among nursing home residents.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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Prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment and their associated risk factors, in three tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.
 

Author(s): Nakul Singh, Shiva Shankar Eeda, Bala Krishna Gudapati, Srinivasa Reddy, Pushkar Kanade, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Padmaja Kumari Rani, Subhabrata Chakrabarti, Rohit C Khanna

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To assess the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment (VI), their associated causes and underlying risk factors in three tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, India and compare this data in conjunction with data from other countries with low and middle income settings.

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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

Impact of cataract surgery in reducing visual impairment: a review.
 

Author(s): Rajiv Khandekar, Anand Sudhan, B K Jain, Madan Deshpande, Kuldeep Dole, Mahul Shah, Shreya Shah

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):80-5.

 

The aim was to assess the impact of cataract surgeries in reducing visual disabilities and factors influencing it at three institutes of India.

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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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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Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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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: 9 Dec 2014

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Efficacy of Enhancing Low Vision Mobility Thru Visual Training in Virtual World
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Low Vision

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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