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Cerebral (cortical) visual impairment in children

A perspective

Authored by: Gordon N. Dutton , Corinna M. Bauer

The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138085411
eBook ISBN: 9781315111353
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The commonest cause of impaired vision in children, in developed economies, is brain injury or dysfunction arising before, during or after birth. The brain creates a mental emulation of the seen environment that matches the physical attributes of the surroundings. If disordered, a unique pattern of atypical vision becomes the norm for the affected child.

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