A picture of Tina outside in front of a fence wearing sunglasses

Tina Zhu Xi Caruso



Tina Zhu Xi Caruso is an international transracial adoptee from China. She was adopted at 11 months and grew up in the Boston Area.

She got diagnosed with nystagmus by age 4. By age six, she was also diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. She received special education services at school but struggled with not being able to see. She had people including doctors and teachers blame her vision on her dyslexia on why she couldn’t see.

She was diagnosed with CVI at age 19 before going off to college, where she struggled with the pressures of a liberal arts college. During the pandemic, she decided to withdraw from liberals arts and go to an arts college. Tina is currently a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, majoring in photography.

Tina is a visually impaired photographer who sees the world differently. She is passionate about spreading awareness about CVI by capturing how she sees the world with a camera. Tina would love to share what she sees with others because CVI is a spectrum.


Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
Tina Zhu Xi Caruso is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Tina Zhu Xi Caruso does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.