legal blindness


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Related to legal blindness: visual impairment
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Noun1.legal 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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LHON is a rare maternally inherited mitochondrial genetic disease characterized by the degeneration of retinal ganglion cells that results in vision loss that can lead to legal blindness, and mainly affects adolescents and young adults.
These symptoms are signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that is the leading cause of legal blindness in older adults.
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.
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.
Tenders are invited for Contracted orientation and mobility (o&m) program offered by certified orientation and mobility specialists (coms) for persons with legal blindness who fall under social rehabilitation (sr) funded services, and/or and have intellectual disabilities (id) or other disabilities in addition to legal blindness.
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.
It is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 55 years.
Cataract leads to low vision, which includes moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and total or legal blindness.
Doing activities with her peers has been Resh's parents' goal since their daughter was born 20 years ago with severe permanent brain damage, resulting in cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, profound intellectual disabilities and legal blindness.
The patient was a 64 years old man with significant glaucoma damage and legal blindness because of the near total loss of peripheral vision.
AMD, the leading cause of permanent visual impairment among the elderly, is a degenerative retinal disease that can cause central vision loss, leading to legal blindness.