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date: 17 October 2021

p. 888. When vision failslocked

p. 888. When vision failslocked

  • Michael Land


Failing eyesight takes many forms, from age-related conditions that reduce acuity or field of view, to complete blindness resulting from accident or disease, and in the worst case to blindness from birth caused by mishaps in development. ‘When vision fails’ reviews the major conditions that may lead to degradation or loss of vision such as diabetes, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa. The eye is not the easiest organ to repair, but much can be done to improve the eye's optics or to stop retinal deterioration from getting worse. Retinal, optic nerve, and cortical implants are described along with developments in computer vision.

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