visual impairment


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Noun1.visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sightvisual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight  
amaurosis - partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
amblyopia - visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
aniseikonia - visual defect in which the shape and size of an ocular image differ in the two eyes
anorthopia - distorted vision in which straight lines appear curved
aphakia - absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)
blindness, cecity, sightlessness - the state of being blind or lacking sight
color blindness, color vision deficiency, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency - genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
diplopia, double vision - visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects; "diplopia often disappears when one eye is covered"
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
day blindness, hemeralopia - inability to see clearly in bright light
hemianopia, hemianopsia - blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes
quadrantanopia - blindness in one fourth of the visual field
metamorphopsia - a defect of vision in which objects appear to be distorted; usually due to a defect in the retina
moon blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia - inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
photoretinitis - damage to the retina resulting from exposure of the eye to the sun without adequate protection
detached retina, detachment of the retina, retinal detachment - visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation
scotoma - an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field
tunnel vision - visual impairment involving a loss of peripheral vision
xanthopsia - visual defect in which objects appear to have a yellowish hue; sometimes occurs in cases of jaundice
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Eligibility Criteria : Bracknell Forest Council is seeking expressions of interest from organisations to support individuals with visual impairment and/or hearing impairments.
Dr Manal Taryam, Board member and CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation, said the donations collected will go towards Noor Dubai's treatment and preventive programmes that have benefited more than 25 million people from all over Africa and Asia suffering from visual impairment.
Variables such as age, gender and level of visual impairment have been assessed in regard to motor skill performance (Haibach, Wagner, & Lieberman, 2014), however, the influence of body composition upon performance has not been assessed in this group.
The research, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, predicts a 26% rise in the prevalence of visual impairment among pre-schoolers by 2060.
The three practice contributions in this issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) address this collaboration in unique ways while also providing innovative ideas about how to work with diverse populations of students.
Conclusion: Visual impairment is highly prevalent among Saudi adults in Arar city.
The role of occupational therapy in visual impairment.
Effective measures should be taken for screening and refraction to combat the avoidable visual impairment and disability due to refractive errors.
The Visual Impairment Awareness Training (VIAT) course, developed by the Christopher Grange Visual Rehabilitation Centre in Knotty Ash, has been completed by five members of staff at the Broadway-based store in Norris Green.
In the EU, EYLEA is already approved for the treatment of patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration, visual impairment due to diabetic macular edema, and visual impairment due to macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch RVO or central RVO).
there are people with visual impairments who receive a disability grant, but they never have any power over their own money.
Key words: Students with visual impairment, Difficulties, Inclusive education, Higher education level

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