Blindness or visual impairment is characterised by the inability to see, and can be complete or partial. It can be due to neurological or physiological factors, and either present at birth or caused by, for example, accidents or injuries to the eye, diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Reduction in vision
Blurring/distortion in vision
The above symptoms can be symptoms for conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, cataracts or macular degeneration. If you have any of the above symptoms, consult your general practitioner.
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You should always, however, seek specific professional medical advice, treatment and care appropriate to you, and as such we strongly recommend you consult with your general practitioner first.