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Are visual impairments serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Visual impairments can be very serious as they can cause blindness. Additionally, if you cannot see where you are going, accidents and injuries are more likely to occur. Some visual impairments are also indicators of an underlying disease that can be very serious, such as cancer.

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