Boy with CVI touching computer screen with a research article about CVI and genetic cuases

CVI Research Library

Current peer-reviewed research about CVI, the visual system, and the brain

Written by: Rachel Bennett

Welcome to the CVI Center’s Research Library with current peer-reviewed research about CVI, the visual system, and the brain. This library serves as the foundation for the Perkins CVI Protocol and will continue to evolve as new CVI research emerges.

The visual system and the implications of damage to the visual system continue to be studied by research scientists and medical providers, including specific studies about CVI. As parents and professionals, it’s important to stay up to date with current research. Knowledge about the brain can get outdated quicker than we think. Scientists and clinicians are learning more and more about the brain, and specifically how our visual system works and what happens when there are specific impairments to the visual system.

The need for more research about CVI is paramount as we strive to improve outcomes for individuals with CVI. We need more research at every level, in every area so we can better understand how the brain works, the myriad of ways CVI manifests in individuals, and rehabilitative and educational approaches.

Research Categories

The research is organized by various categories, including the CVI visual behaviors. Use the links below to navigate to the topic of research that you would like to explore.

Prevalence of CVI / Etiology of CVI / Impact of CVI

CVI, the Brain, and Neuroplasticity

CVI Clinical Assessment / Need for Diagnostic Tools

Visual Attention

Visual Recognition

Visual Curiosity

Form Accessibility

Visual Field Abilities

Visual Guidance of Upper Limbs

Visual Guidance of Lower Limbs

Impact of Motion

Sensory Integration

Impact of Color

Impact of Light

Impact of Clutter/Crowding

Access to People

Response Interval

Compensatory Skills

Check out essential books and videos about CVI and the brain right here at

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Highlights from the 2023 NIH CVI Workshop

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How do you center CVI in O&M assessments? Strategies for CVI and O&M: Part 3

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How does O&M address CVI visual behaviors? CVI and O&M: Part 2