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What is CVI?

CVI is a brain-based visual impairment caused by damage to the visual pathways or visual processing areas of the brain.

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How is CVI diagnosed?

CVI is the most common cause of pediatric visual impairment. It’s critical to obtain an accurate CVI diagnosis and advocate for your child.

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After the Diagnosis

After your child is diagnosed with CVI, you should follow these five steps involving processing emotions, obtaining assessments and beginning intervention.

White text on a blue background: The visual system and the CVI brain, a five-part series. With images of the brain and eye.

The visual system and the CVI brain

An introduction to the five-part series about the complex and highly connected visual system in our brain

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CVI glossary of terms

A list of terms and definitions related to CVI, the visual system, and the brain

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Higher-order visual pathways and the CVI brain

Part 4 of our visual system series. Dive deeper into the visual system to learn about the dorsal and ventral streams and what happens in the CVI brain.

CVI is real. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
- Rachel, Henry's mom

Kids with CVI can't wait

Cortical Visual Impairment/Cerebral Visual Impairment is the new leading cause of blindness for children in the United States.

This is why we created CVI Now — for every child, for every mom, for every dad. Join us.