Causes of Vision Loss
The leading causes of vision loss or blindness include:
- Glaucoma — a disease that causes gradual damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.
- Macular degeneration — a condition that affects the part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision and is the most common cause of legal blindness and vision impairment in people over 60.
- Cataracts — a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. This most likely results with advancing age.
- Diabetic retinopathy — a complication of diabetes where retinal blood vessels break down, leak or become blocked, impairing vision over time.
- Optic nerve atrophy — a degeneration of the optic nerve fibers which can lead to loss of clarity and/or changes in the field of vision.
You can find additional information about vision loss by visiting the following links and sites:
- Facts about Vision Loss- https://sightcentertoledo.org/eyeconditions/facts-about-vision-loss/
- Causes of Vision Loss- https://sightcentertoledo.org/eyeconditions/causes-of-vision-loss/
- The Center for Partially Sighted
- Perkins School for the Blind
- The American Council of the Blind
- The American Foundation for the Blind
- The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind
- Prevent Blindness America
- The National Federation of the Blind
- American Printing House for the Blind
- Braille Institute of America
- The Seeing Eye
- National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
- AFB Senior Site
- “Guide to Braille Resources” by SuperSummary
- “Childproofing Your Home for a Child with Vision Impairment”
- RehabCenter.net – Addiction treatment and Rehab for Low Vision/Blind Individuals
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