Vision Disability: Types and Information Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-08
Summary: Our library below features 76 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Blindness and Vision Loss category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Blindness and Vision Loss Publications
Life After Death: Reviving Light-Sensing Cells in Donor Eyes
Scientists revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform brain and vision research.
Publish Date: 2022-05-16
When Are You Legally Blind
Information and definitions in regards to legal blindness, low vision, total blindness and lack of visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors.
Publish Date: 2019-10-05 - Updated: 2020-10-05
Gene Responsible for Eye Degeneration and Blindness Discovered
UNIGE researchers have identified the gene responsible for a recessive genetic disorder that causes degeneration of the eye and blindness.
Publish Date: 2018-08-13
Unexpected Finding May Deter Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Disease
Study is first to reveal a particular type of lipid, or fat, thought to only exist in the skin, now lives in your eye and might play a major role in deterring the eye disease.
Publish Date: 2018-04-06
International Clinical Trial Study of AMD Progression
Clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to learn more about the natural history of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Publish Date: 2018-02-26
People Who Experience Dry Eye Soon to Have Drug-Free Solution
A new device that stimulates nerves in the nose offers the first natural solution to dry eye, a common eye condition.
Publish Date: 2017-11-15
Do Blind People Express Emotions the Same Way as Sighted People
Research on facial expression of emotions in blind people in an attempt to answer an oft-debated question: are these expressions innate or acquired.
Publish Date: 2017-07-06
Visually-Impaired Children Experience Egg Hunt with Eggs That Beep
ATF creates beeping eggs so vision impaired children can experience an Easter egg hunt.
Publish Date: 2017-04-15
US Prevalence of Blindness and Visual Impairment Expected to Increase
Aging U.S. Baby Boomer population will contribute to expected doubling of prevalence of visual impairment and blindness in the next 35 years.
Publish Date: 2016-05-27
Clearly Campaign - Helping the World to See
Poor vision is the largest unaddressed disability in the world, despite advancements across healthcare, digital and technology.
Publish Date: 2016-04-10 - Updated: 2016-06-11
Treating Vision Loss with Stem Cells
Researchers are now using stem cell technology to explore potential new approaches to treatment for vision loss.
Publish Date: 2015-10-05 - Updated: 2021-10-02
Heterochromia: Types, Causes and Information
General information regarding Heterochromia, a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or the skin.
Publish Date: 2015-09-29 - Updated: 2021-07-30
Eye Parasites: How to Recognize Symptoms
Information regarding Demodex parasites, small mites found at the roots of eyelashes that can cause a range of eye conditions.
Publish Date: 2015-05-25 - Updated: 2021-08-18
How to Recognize Wet Macular Degeneration
Information regarding wet macular degeneration, one of two forms of age-related macular degeneration.
Publish Date: 2015-05-21 - Updated: 2021-08-15
Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma
Information regarding Microphthalmia and Coloboma, a form of eye abnormality that arises prior to birth.
Publish Date: 2015-03-26 - Updated: 2020-09-29
Brain Adaption to Restoration of Eyesight
Rewiring of senses that occurs in brains of long term blind means that visual restoration may never be complete.
Publish Date: 2015-01-19
Blind and Visually Impaired Simulations Has Negative Effects
Using simulation has negative effects on perception of the visually impaired.
Publish Date: 2015-01-18
Macular Dystrophy: Types, Causes, Treatments
Information regarding Macular dystrophy, a form of rare genetic eye disorder that causes loss of vision.
Publish Date: 2014-11-17 - Updated: 2021-10-15
Reading Glasses May Soon be a Thing of the Past
Implantable eye devices that improve vision up close could soon be a viable alternative for aging eyes.
Publish Date: 2014-10-18 - Updated: 2018-03-15
Buying Contact Lenses Without Prescription Illegal
FDA classifies contact lenses as medical devices and purchasing them, even decorative colored lens, without a prescription is illegal.
Publish Date: 2014-10-08 - Updated: 2020-12-12
Choroideremia: Information and Affect on Vision
Choroideremia is a rare and inherited disorder that causes progressive loss of vision due to degeneration of the choroid and retina.
Publish Date: 2014-10-03 - Updated: 2021-05-08
My Eyes Seem to be Getting Worse as I Get Older - Should I See an Eye Doctor
American Academy of Ophthalmology explains common eye symptoms for senior adults in support of healthy aging month.
Publish Date: 2014-09-11 - Updated: 2020-04-02
Vitreous Eye Floaters and Flashes of Light
Eye Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye's normally transparent vitreous humor.
Publish Date: 2014-07-16 - Updated: 2021-06-19
Retinitis Pigmentosa: Inherited Eye Diseases
Information regarding Retinitis Pigmentosa a group of inherited diseases that cause retinal degeneration in the eyes that causes gradual decline in vision.
Publish Date: 2014-07-16 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Drug Restores Vision to Patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis
New oral medication showing significant progress by improving visual function of blind patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).
Publish Date: 2014-07-14 - Updated: 2021-11-24
Cause of Eye Mobility Disorder Revealed
Researchers worked on a developmental study to find the point at which normal development of eye muscle innervations departs from the mutants.
Publish Date: 2014-04-19
Driving with Hemianopia: Failure to Detect Pedestrians
Information and reseach results regarding the affect of hemianopia on driving ability and your field of vision.
Publish Date: 2014-03-14 - Updated: 2021-08-24
Hope for People Blinded by Incurable Eye Disorders
New device offers hope to people blinded due to incurable eye disorders - retinal implant system research provides positive results for people with genetic eye disease.
Publish Date: 2013-11-18 - Updated: 2018-03-15
New Telescopic Contact Lenses Could Improve Sight for Macular Degeneration Patients
New slim telescopic contact lens can switch between normal and magnified vision could offer AMD patients an unobtrusive way to enhance their vision.
Publish Date: 2013-06-27 - Updated: 2014-04-18
Effective Gene Therapy to Restore Eyesight
Researchers have developed a method for inserting genes into eye cells that could help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
Publish Date: 2013-06-12 - Updated: 2022-01-28
Children and Vision Disability Issues
Information regarding various eye sight problems a child may develop over time or from birth.
Publish Date: 2013-03-12 - Updated: 2021-12-06
Learning to Live with Vision Loss as We Age
Information pertaining to aging and loss of vision including cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Publish Date: 2013-02-22 - Updated: 2021-05-22
Alternative Vision for Blind Uses Sound Instead of Eyesight
Blind using photographic and sound equipment can describe objects and identify letters and words enabling blind to decode visual information within sounds and perceive complex images of people words and objects.
Publish Date: 2012-11-07 - Updated: 2015-02-05
Learning a New Sense by Helping Blind See with Their Fingers
Devices that translate video to mechanical stimulation based on active sensing common to vision and touch may provide intuitive sensory aid for the blind.
Publish Date: 2012-11-05 - Updated: 2020-02-04
Dry Eyes? Have Your Optometrist Check for Eyelid Sensitivity
Optometrist test called esthesiometry can measure the sensitivity of your eyelid margins sensitivity to touch.
Publish Date: 2012-10-07 - Updated: 2021-07-19
Common and Age-Related Vision Problems
Information regarding common vision issues including refractive errors, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Publish Date: 2012-09-27 - Updated: 2021-07-17
What to Expect at an Eye Examination
Information regarding getting your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or optometrist including types of eye exam tests performed.
Publish Date: 2012-09-24 - Updated: 2021-07-20
Blindsight Used in Everyday Life Scenarios
Finding indicates blindsight can be used in everyday life of patients with hemianopia by cerebrovascular disorder and possibility patients with visual impairment can recover hidden visual function by rehabilitation.
Publish Date: 2012-07-03 - Updated: 2022-03-07
Dry Eye Sufferers May Find Relief with Caffeine
Caffeine intake can significantly increase the ability to produce tears and could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome.
Publish Date: 2012-04-18
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Breakthrough
Trinity researchers report major eye disease breakthrough - Controlling an inflammatory component IL-18 in age-related macular degeneration could prevent the development of the disease..
Publish Date: 2012-04-16 - Updated: 2021-09-21
Visual Disorders Criteria for Social Security Disability Benefits - SSA Seeks Comment
The SSA wants to revise and organize criteria it uses to evaluate disability claims for both adults and children.
Publish Date: 2012-04-08 - Updated: 2013-06-17
Regular Eye Exams Encouraged for Adults Over 50
Recommendation that all adults over age 50 schedule an eye examination because the incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and other vision problems is increasing.
Publish Date: 2012-03-12 - Updated: 2021-10-07
Glasses-Off Technology May Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses
New technology to help people overcome the natural effect of aging on vision or presbyopia in subjects who required reading glasses to read a newspaper.
Publish Date: 2012-03-12
Halos and Starbursts After LASIK Eye Surgery
Most LASIK complications are short-term and cause only mild discomfort and the results of your laser eye surgery can provide freedom from glasses and contacts for years.
Publish Date: 2012-01-30 - Updated: 2021-10-22
Correcting Keratoconus in Down Syndrome Patients
Non-invasive Holcomb C3-R procedure stabilizes vision for those seeking a non-surgical solution for degenerative eye disease including people with Down syndrome afflicted with Keratoconus.
Publish Date: 2011-07-25 - Updated: 2022-02-01
Detecting Lazy Eye in Children
A simple screening exam with a handheld scanning device may enable pediatricians to identify lazy eye in children as young as two years of age.
Publish Date: 2011-07-08 - Updated: 2022-02-17
Progress to Reverse Blindness Reported
May lead to therapies to reverse blindness caused by common retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
Publish Date: 2011-06-15
Dry Eye Disease: Cellular Cause
New research suggests natural killer cells promote inflammatory responses in dry eyes at both the ocular surface and the eye-draining lymph nodes.
Publish Date: 2011-06-01 - Updated: 2023-04-01
Blind People Have Ability to Echolocate
There are blind people who have learned to utter clicks and to use the returning echoes from those clicks to sense their surroundings.
Publish Date: 2011-05-26 - Updated: 2022-03-24
Gene Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
CD59 delivered by a gene therapy approach significantly reduced the uncontrolled blood vessel growth and cell death typical of AMD.
Publish Date: 2011-04-30 - Updated: 2017-09-22
Dry Eye Can be Caused by Drop in Temperature
Temperatures less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of the disorder.
Publish Date: 2011-03-03 - Updated: 2022-05-19
Eye Surgeon Restores Vision with Iris Implant
Procedure was a success with vision being transformed from legal blindness to being able to drive without glasses.
Publish Date: 2011-02-18
Albinism: Health, Vision and General Information
Information regarding Albinism, a congenital disorder characterized by complete or partial absence of pigment in skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in production of melanin.
Publish Date: 2011-02-17 - Updated: 2021-06-13
Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Geographic Atrophy
Molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy the major cause of un-treatable blindness.
Publish Date: 2011-02-06
Optometry and Vision Development Latest Research
Features the latest in eye and vision care research that was presented at the annual meeting.
Publish Date: 2010-12-28
Researchers Achieve Extensive Regeneration in Nerve Connecting Eye to Brain
Findings bring scientists closer to restoring vision loss due to optic nerve damage.
Publish Date: 2010-12-03
Multifocal Contact Lenses May Reduce Night Driving Vision
Wearing multifocal contact lenses resulted in significantly slower driving speeds at night.
Publish Date: 2010-11-04
Vision Correction Options for Seniors
From age 40 our eyes gradually lose ability to focus on close-up objects a condition called presbyopia.
Publish Date: 2010-10-19
Lazy Eye - Is Photoscreening the Best Way to Catch Amblyopia
Photoscreening for lazy eye was used because earlier studies indicated problems with using eye charts to screen children younger than age 3 and children with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-10-02
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia): Causes and Treatment
Information on Amblyopia, or lazy eye, an eye condition noted by reduced vision not correctable by glasses or contact lenses.
Publish Date: 2010-09-14 - Updated: 2017-05-05
Discovery of Gene May Provide Treatment for Nearsightedness
Myopia happens when the focal point of an image falls just short of the retina at the rear of the eye causing blurred distance vision.
Publish Date: 2010-09-12 - Updated: 2018-10-29
Protecting Blind Pedestrians from Silent Cars
Protecting blind pedestrians and others from the danger posed by silent vehicle technology.
Publish Date: 2010-05-19
Optic Neuritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
The main symptom of optic neuritis is loss of vision, something that occurs within one or two days and varies from a small area of blurring to complete blindness.
Publish Date: 2010-04-14 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Retinopathy of Prematurity - Early Treatment Benefits Some Children
Early treatment associated with benefits for some children with Retinopathy of prematurity.
Publish Date: 2010-04-13
Night Blindness Lack of Calcium
Congenital stationary night blindness is a inherited condition that affects the ability to see in the dark.
Publish Date: 2010-04-01
Stevie Wonder Joins Junior Blind of America's Board of Directors
Commitment to improving the lives of those with disabilities, wonder joins board of nonprofit dedicated to helping blind and disabled.
Publish Date: 2010-03-03
New Insights into Inherited Eye Retinal Disease
Newly recognized class of disease known as ciliopathies has caught the attention of the medical community.
Publish Date: 2010-01-17
Quit Smoking and Save Your Vision
Determines whether age influences the effects of smoking on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk.
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Children with Congenital Blindness See with Single Shot of Gene Therapy
Gene therapy improves vision in children and adults with Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA).
Publish Date: 2009-10-25
Research Center to Improve Quality of Life for Blind and Visually Impaired
Worlds largest ocular research center to improve quality of life for blind and visually impaired.
Publish Date: 2009-10-07 - Updated: 2010-07-04
Eye Stye: Cures and Causes of Styes on the Eyelid
Information regarding the causes of an internal or external eye stye on the eyelid, including treatment methods on how to get rid of a stye.
Publish Date: 2009-07-07 - Updated: 2020-04-23
Glassy Eyes Causes and Cures
Glassy eyes can be defined as a fixed staring and wide eyed appearance with the eyes appearing shiny, glazed over, or out of focus.
Publish Date: 2009-07-06 - Updated: 2023-04-01
Louis Braille: Historical Perspectives
The history of Louis Braille, who became blind at the age of three and wanted to read, so invented Braille for the visually impaired.
Publish Date: 2009-06-24 - Updated: 2023-01-20
Is Visually Impaired the Same as Being Legally Blind
Being visually impaired means that your vision is either affected by visual problems such as having no peripheral vision.
Publish Date: 2009-05-25 - Updated: 2012-09-21
Facts about Blindness
Things Americans should know about blindness that will make us a stronger society.
Publish Date: 2009-05-24 - Updated: 2010-07-04
New Method Identifies Preterm Infants at Risk of Eye Disease
Weekly weight development might replace the need for considerably more expensive ophthalmological examinations.
Publish Date: 2009-04-07
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