Doctors for Visual Impairment in Yattingudda, Hubli-Dharwad
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Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. Visual impairment is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60
HOW IS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Visual Impairment by performing a complete eye examination and examining the medical history of the patient. Additional tests to diagnose Visual Impairment include the Snellen test, and Visual field test.
HOW IS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT TREATED?
Treatment for Visual Impairment depends on the diagnosis. In some cases, if the problem is due to eye power than glasses or corrective lenses are provided to the patient. If the issue is due to old age, problems like cataract, etc. then surgery might be needed. LASIK is also done in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Visual impairment is not distributed uniformly throughout the world. More than 90% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries