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  • JVIB
  • Edited by Corinne Kirchner, senior research scientist emerita of the American Foundation for the Blind, and consulting editor for research of JVIB , and with contributions from prominent writers in the fields of both vision loss and public health, the issue provides a strong argument for collaboration between the public health arena and the vision loss field to better meet the needs of people who are living with visual impairments. (afb.org)
  • The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) delivers all the latest information on conferences, scheduled webinars, meetings, and symposia related to vision loss that are occurring in the United States and around the world! (afb.org)
  • cognitive
  • Further research is warranted to better understand longitudinal and causal relationships between visual and cognitive decline. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • However, from a policy perspective, should causality be established, this may contribute to the value of vision screening, not only to identify patients who may benefit from treatment of correctable eye diseases but also to suspect broader limitations in function from cognitive and directly visual tasks," the authors write. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • disorders
  • A great number of neurological disorders can cause CVI, and CVI often coexists with ocular visual loss so the child should be seen by both a pediatric neurologist and a pediatric ophthalmologist. (abilitypath.org)
  • symptoms
  • Hypercapnia also stimulates vasodilation of cerebral blood vessels, increased cerebral blood flow and elevated ICP presumably leading to headache, visual disturbance and other central nervous system (CNS) symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although Lantus demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Visual Impairment , may still occur. (patientsville.com)
  • glasses
  • The National Eye Institute defines low vision as a visual impairment not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery that interferes with the ability to perform activities of daily living. (news-medical.net)
  • Magnifying visual aids (e.g. magnification glasses or telescopic spectacles, are important aids for those affected. (zeiss.com)
  • Treating these associated conditions may include glasses or eye muscle surgery and can help maximize visual function. (aapos.org)
  • If you have some vision, visual aids such as special glasses and large print books can make life easier. (patientsville.com)
  • Pediatric
  • A Pediatric Ophthalmologist can evaluate the eyes to see if they are healthy, or if there is an abnormality in the eye that is contributing to the visual issues. (aapos.org)
  • abnormal visual
  • Typically, a child with CVI has a normal eye exam or has an eye condition that cannot account for the abnormal visual behavior. (aapos.org)
  • describe
  • Visual impairment is a term experts use to describe any kind of vision loss, whether it's someone who cannot see at all or someone who has partial vision loss. (kidshealth.org)
  • Multi-sensory impairment (MSI) is a term that is used to describe the loss of sight and hearing. (seeability.org)
  • It covers the best terminology to use to describe those with visual impairments, strategies to aid difficulty in communication, assistive devices, rehabilitation professionals, legislation and support organisations. (ncchomelearning.co.uk)
  • Difficulty
  • however others are attracted to light and can have difficulty switching their gaze to other visual targets, particularly right after the onset of CVI. (abilitypath.org)
  • Children with CVI may experience a "crowding phenomenon" when looking at a picture: difficulty differentiating between background and foreground visual information. (abilitypath.org)
  • often
  • There is a wide range of different visual impairments which, to a certain extent, are often not recognised at all from an initial external appearance. (zeiss.com)
  • Treatment of visual impairment is often dependent upon the circumstances, but in the case where the underlying cause cannot be treated, the strategy is simply to improve sight as much as possible. (wisegeek.com)
  • suicide
  • Washington, July 15 (ANI): Visual impairment is linked to an increased risk of suicide through its indirect negative effect on health, says a new study. (thaindian.com)
  • In summary, we observed that reported visual impairment increased suicide risk, particularly indirectly via reported health status and health conditions," the authors conclude. (thaindian.com)
  • loss
  • restricted visual field (tubular vision field), visual field loss, sensitivity to blinding light, nocturnal blindness, colour blindness or general stark limitation of visual capability . (zeiss.com)
  • When compared to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2010 data on the annual economic impact of chronic conditions such as heart disease/stroke ($315 billion), diabetes ($245 billion) and cancer ($157 billion) - vision impairment and loss is among the costliest health conditions in the nation. (scienceblog.com)
  • crucial
  • There is a limited time frame for visual development and it is crucial to have treatment as young as possible to maximize improvement. (aapos.org)
  • restriction
  • Similarly a disability is "any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being. (news-medical.net)
  • improve
  • As the brain matures new connections can develop in the brain to overcome the initial injury or deficit and improve the function, however it is difficult initially to predict future visual function. (aapos.org)
  • researchers
  • The researchers used a series of visual tests to compare typical readers with two groups of dyslexics -- one with and one without a specific deletion in the DCDC2 gene. (eurekalert.org)
  • years
  • NASA has reported that fifteen long-duration male astronauts (45-55 years of age) have experienced confirmed visual and anatomical changes during or after long-duration flights. (wikipedia.org)
  • Based on U.S. Census Bureau data, Millenials (born 1982 - 2004) have recently surpassed the Baby Boom generation (born 1946-1964) as the largest age cohort in the U.S., but it is the aging boomers who are driving the increase in vision impairment and blindness over the next 35 years. (scienceblog.com)
  • types of visual
  • Mutations in the gene DCDC2 have previously been associated with dyslexia, and this study found that dyslexics with an altered copy of the gene are unable to detect certain types of visual motion. (eurekalert.org)