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Blindness | Low Vision | MedlinePlus

Blindness | Low Vision | MedlinePlus

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Vision Impairment and Blindness

Also called: Low vision

Vision Impairment and Blindness

National Institutes of Health

The primary NIH organization for research on Vision Impairment and Blindness is the National Eye Institute


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If you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. The leading causes of low vision and blindness in the United States are age-related eye diseases: macular degenerationcataractand glaucoma. Other eye disorderseye injuries, and birth defects can also cause vision loss.
Whatever the cause, lost vision cannot be restored. It can, however, be managed. A loss of vision means that you may have to reorganize your life and learn new ways of doing things. If you have some vision, visual aids such as special glasses and large print books can make life easier. There are also devices to help those with no vision, like text-reading software and braille books.
The sooner vision loss or eye disease is found and treated, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. You should have regular comprehensive eye exams by an eye care professional.
NIH: National Eye Institute

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