Impaired Vision

By: Rachel Cavett

Definition

Having worse than 20/40 vision in an eye with corrective eyeglasses.

Causes

Young People may be visually impaired due to birth defects or eye injuries. The leading causes of vision impairment in the United States are diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Different Cases and Symptoms

Cataracts-Clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens.


Glaucoma-pressure buildup in the eyeball


Macular Degeneration- a condition affecting the retina and it is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans.


Retinitis Pigmentosa-damage to the retina

Prevention

•Corrective Glasses and Contacts

•Eye Drops

•Eye exams

•Sunglasses

•Lutein

Statistics

800 million people in the world are visually impaired.

Out of that 45 million are completely blind.

80% of blindness is avoidable.

2/3 of the worlds blind people are women.


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Diagnose

•Pressure Test

•Pictures

• Dilation

•Visual Field Test

•DNA Test

Frequently Asked Questions

If your eyes are blind do they have to be blue?




Answer: NO

Sites


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"Slideshow: Diabetes Complications: Eye Problems and Blindness." Slideshow: Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Diabetes Eye Problems. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.