How do other illnesses affect visual impairments?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Certain illness can actually cause some forms of visual impairment. Atherosclerosis has been found to be responsible for the exertion of pressure on the optic nerve, causing visual impairment. Diabetes plays a crucial role in several visual impairments. You can even develop a visual impairment from another visual impairment, such as cataracts from glaucoma.

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