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Visual Impairment

Reference work entry

Synonyms

Low Vision

Definition

Inability to see to a certain standard, but not as severe as blindness. Various standards exist, including the using the World Health Organization definition of visual acuity of <6/12 in the better eye.

Keywords

Public Health World Health Organization Visual Acuity Social Policy Visual Impairment 
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