legal blindness

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Related to legal blindness: visual impairment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: blindness - vision that is 20/200 or worse in both eyes (20/200 vision is the ability to see at 20 feet what a normal eye can see at 200 feet)
blindness, cecity, sightlessness - the state of being blind or lacking sight
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His defense team asked for house arrest, saying Cosby was not dangerous because of his advanced age and legal blindness. But a state psychologist suggested that he had a "personality disorder" that would make more crimes likely.
Onset usually occurs between early teenage years and the third decade of life, leading to legal blindness by the 3rd to 6th decade of life.
The disease can lead to legal blindness and there are no FDA-approved therapies to address it.
Dry AMD is the leading cause of legal blindness in adults, affecting 10-20 percent of people in the U.S.
These symptoms are signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that is the leading cause of legal blindness in older adults.
Bassil uses the eye test exam to explain what is considered legal blindness. "Those defined as legally blind can only see the first line of an eye exam, the 20/200 line as it's called." He explained that the main disease that causes legal blindness is macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that attacks the retina (macula), which is responsible for detailed vision.
Autosomal dominant RP (adRP) is the most common form of RP and typically begins with night blindness in the early teens, followed by progressive loss in the peripheral visual field, subsequent loss of vision, and eventually legal blindness. To date, mutations in 22 genes have been associated with adRP (RetNet:, last updated November 16, 2016), of which five genes have been reported in Chinese adRP patients [3-7].
Lee Tillson, Horizon Industries' vice president of operations, says through this program, the company is able to sell to the Federal government as long as 75% or more of its direct labor workforce meets the Federal definition of legal blindness. "We have 33 direct labor employees now, and 81% of those meet the Federal definition of legal blindness," he says.
Diabetic retinopathy is the major ocular complication associated with diabetes, and represents the leading cause of legal blindness in the working-age population in developed countries.
Recruitment criteria included legal blindness with no other disabilities, familiarity with basic cane techniques, regular travel in winter (even when the ground is covered with snow), and enough stamina to walk a few blocks without resting.
National society (1980) has mentioned that in united states, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of legal blindness among people 20-74 years of age.