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Visual Impairment

Alternate Names : Impaired Vision

Visual Impairment | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Following are common symptoms of visual impairment:

  • blurry vision
  • double vision, or seeing two of everything. This occurs when the images that are coming from each eye do not line up properly.
  • difficulty focusing on either near or far objects
  • cloudy vision, often described as "looking through a dirty windshield"
  • seeing so-called floaters or black specks across the field of vision
  • inability to see certain colors
  • inability to see peripheral objects, meaning those objects that are to the side, up or down
  • loss of depth perception
  • ability only to distinguish light from dark
  • total loss or absence of all vision

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    Visual Impairment: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Visual Impairment: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/01/01

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