Visual impairment is a condition which involves partial or total loss of vision. Visual impairment occurs when one or more parts of the eye or brain that process vision are damaged. Major reasons which lead to visual impairment are- age-related issues, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Other eye disorders, injuries and congenital defects can cause visual impairment too. Seeking the help of an eye specialist when the first symptoms are seen, may help in quick and effective treatment.
HOW IS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT DIAGNOSED?
In some cases permanent or temporary loss of vision is incurable and the patient has to come to terms with the condition.