WHAT CAUSES LOW VISION?
Disorders affecting the eye or visual system can result in low vision. Birth defects, injuries, diseases or the aging process can cause impairment of eyesight. Common conditions include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa. While many conditions can be treated with medication or surgery, some damage to the tissue may remain, resulting in low vision.