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Visual Impairment and Blindness

What We Know and What We Have to Know

Edited by Giuseppe Lo Giudice

Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova


Angel Catala

National University of La Plata

Blindness and vision impairment affect at least 2.2 billion people worldwide with most individuals having a preventable vision impairment. The majority of people with vision impairment are older than 50 years, however, vision loss can affect people of all ages. Reduced eyesight can have major and long-lasting effects on all aspects of life, including daily personal activities, interacting with the community, school and work opportunities, and the ability to access public services. This book provides an overview of the effects of blindness and visual impairment in the context of the most common causes of blindness in older adults as well as children, including retinal disorders, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular or corneal degeneration.

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Visual Impairment and BlindnessWhat We Know and What We Have to KnowEdited by Giuseppe Lo Giudice

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73976

ISBN: 978-1-83880-258-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-257-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-953-2

Copyright year: 2020

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6. Efficient Computer-Aided Techniques to Detect Glaucoma

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7. Risk Assessment of Ocular Hypertension and the Use of Medication

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8. Introductory Chapter: Macular Degeneration: Mechanisms of Action

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10. Zebrafish Photoreceptor Degeneration and Regeneration Research to Understand Hereditary Human Blindness

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11. Mechanistic Dissection of Macular Degeneration Using the Phosphorylation Interactome

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