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Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by complications arising from diabetes. It damages blood vessels that nourish the retina at the back of the eye. This progressively results in blurred vision. Severe vision loss may be preventable if the Diabetic Retinopathy is … Read More

Vision plays a major role in encouraging an infant to grasp, reach (for a toy), sit, crawl, stand, and walk.Vision confirms for the infant where they are in space and provides opportunities to explore environments with confidence. Without vision the … Read More

Fun, educational children’s apps encourage visual scanning and tracking, and stimulate a child’s remaining vision. The apps assist with developing an understanding of cause and effect, concept development and complement travel training programs by creating travel stories. All apps are … Read More is believed to be the first website of its kind in Australia, dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Read More

New awareness campaign to assist Aboriginal people with vision loss In September, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT launched a package of resources to raise awareness of the organisation’s free, local services for Aboriginal people who are blind or vision impaired. Featuring a … Read More

Vision loss can be a major contributing factor to falls. A fully sighted person is still at risk of having a fall, but this risk increases significantly with a reduction in vision or visual field changes. Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, … Read More

Central vision loss can affect people in many ways. For example, reading, telling the time, seeing a friend’s face or judging the depth of stairs can become difficult. Read More

The main inputs to postural stability are from the somatosensory (chiefly proprioception), vestibular and visual systems. Read More