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Visual Impairment (poor eyesight)
Understanding eye related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The eye is a part of the ocular and vision systems of the body. The ocular system includes the eye and its central vision system (cornea, lens, eye fluids), all of the parts which make vision possible.
Symptoms affecting the eyes may be congenital, present at birth, or they may develop later in life. Sometimes surgery may be an option to correct them.
Symptoms relating to the eyes may affect their structure and function including their ability to see, other times they may simply affect the shape or appearance of the eye without any impact on vision.
What is Visual Impairment (poor eyesight)?
It is the loss of vision to the extent that an affected individual requires support or assistance with activities that require their sight. It may be caused by disease, trauma or genetic disease. Visual impairment is one that can not be corrected with surgery, medication or glasses and other supportive methods.
What should I do next?
In some instances visual impairment may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Impaired vision, Loss of eyesight, Visual impairment, Poor vision
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