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Vision impairment

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vision impairment

Vision impairment is a condition that prevents normal vision in one or both eyes. There are different degrees of vision impairment from mild loss to total blindness (no reaction to light).

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Find out about symptoms and diagnosis of vision impairment, and how children can be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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Support for people who are blind or vision impaired | Vision Initiative

Information about services available to help people who are experiencing vision loss

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Cortical Vision Impairment | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is cortical visionimpairment?Cortical visionimpairment (CVI) can be either a temporary or a permanent visionimpairment caused by the disturbance of the visual cortex or posterior visual pathways of the brain. The degree of neurological impairment depends upon the time of onset and the location and intensity of the damage. The eyes may function normally but the visual systems of the brain do not consistently understand or interpret what the eyes see.

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Age Related Macular Degeneration | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is age-related macular degeneration?Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in people aged over 40 years in Australia. It is also referred to as AMD or ARMD.

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Newly diagnosed | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

If you have recently been diagnosed with a vision impairment you probably have a lot of questions and concerns.You may be feeling overwhelmed by the diagnosis and are not sure what kinds of questions to ask. You can contact us to ask questions or to make a referral.

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Mobility benefits and entitlements | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

There are various mobility and transport benefits available to people who are blind or have low vision.Vision Impaired Travel PassThe Vision Impaired Travel Pass is for people who are legally blind and are permanent residents of Victoria, NSW, or Queensland and entitles you to free public transport travel.For more information call:

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Cataracts | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is a cataract?A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye and is one of the leading causes of vision impairment. While cataracts most commonly occur in those who are older, they can develop in younger people as well. Some people are born with a cataract.

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Getting Started | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Call Vision Australia to find out about the range of services available to people who are vision impaired.Vision Australia are specialists in services for people who are vision impaired and can help you to make well-informed decisions to get the most out of My Aged Care.You can call us to discuss your requirements on:Vision Australia Helpline on 1300 887 058Email at info@visionaustralia.org

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