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Visual defect   /vˈɪʒəwəl dˈifɛkt/   Listen
Visual defect

Impairment of the sense of sight.  Synonyms: vision defect, visual disorder, visual impairment.

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"Visual defect" Quotes from Famous Books

... objects must, to them, be abstract or complex terms, as all such necessarily are, that cannot be the objects of perception. The other sensitive organs, and especially the touch, to a limited extent, become the substitutes for visual defect, although they are no actual compensations for sight. By models the blind can become acquainted with alphabetic characters, and unite them into words: and in the same manner discriminate, and record the musical notes. Some of the blind have become highly intelligent, ...
— On the Nature of Thought - or, The act of thinking and its connexion with a perspicuous sentence • John Haslam

Words linked to "Visual defect" :   disability, sightlessness, night blindness, retinal detachment, double vision, scotoma, moon blindness, nyctalopia, hemianopsia, color blindness, aphakia, day blindness, cecity, detachment of the retina, detached retina, amaurosis, handicap, hemianopia, diplopia, anorthopia, aniseikonia, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency, color vision deficiency, photoretinitis, hemeralopia, tunnel vision, impairment, blindness, xanthopsia, ametropia, quadrantanopia, disablement, metamorphopsia, amblyopia

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