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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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Global Assistive Technologies Devices for Visual Impairment market is valued at 150 million US$ in 2018 and will reach 190 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% during 2019-2025
To detect visual impairments, the DIVE (Devices for an Integral Visual Examination) software runs on the Matebook E to monitor and track the gaze of each eye while the patient is looking at stimuli designed to test different aspects of visual function.
The gist of present study is the premise to elucidate the comparison of students' self-concept on the basis of visual impairment and normal vision.
Let us support efforts in the promotion of eye care and the prevention of visual impairment. This annual worldwide events should motivate our local and national government officials to strengthen eye care programs.
Visual Impairment (VI) is recognized as a global significant health problem which has a serious impact on the personal, economic, and social life of an individual.
When Noor Dubai was launched in 2008, it aimed to treat and prevent visual impairment through educational and treatment programmes.
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.
Additionally, the prevalence of ocular comorbidities according to the degree of vision improvement with refractive correction in people with visual impairment has not been fully investigated.

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