Cortical visual impairment: new directions

Optom Vis Sci. 2009 Jun;86(6):663-5. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181a6176a.


Cortical visual impairment is the leading cause of bilateral low vision in children in the U.S., yet very little research is being performed to find new diagnostic measures and treatments. Dr. Velma Dobson pioneering work on visual assessments of developmentally delayed children stands out as highly significant in this field. Future research will assess new diagnostic measures, including advanced imaging techniques. In addition, research will evaluate methods to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate infants and children afflicted with this condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • Humans
  • Optometry / trends*
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Vision Disorders / etiology
  • Vision Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Vision Disorders / therapy*
  • Vision, Low / etiology
  • Visual Cortex*