Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

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Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) in Delhi

Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) children sometime have typical eye conditions. At Nupal CDC, we recognize the unique challenges faced by children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI). Discover hope and support for children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) in Delhi. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to providing specialized care and support to children with Visual Impairment in Delhi. Experienced professionals provide personalized care to optimize each child’s visual potential, promoting independence and a brighter future. Transform the journey of children with CVI in Delhi. However, there are behaviors that are common to children with CVI.

Parents sometime describe that their child:

  1. Keep staring at lights on the ceiling
  2. Enjoys playing with toys that make sound & light up
  3. Make poor or no eye contact
  4. See objects better close up rather than far away
  5. Likes items/toys of a specific color (i.e. yellow, red )

Older children may:

  1. Have difficulty finding things in their environment ( Game on a cluttered shelf, items in a store, restroom sign etc.)
  2. Trip when walking (i.e. miss steps or curbs)
  3. Difficulty telling the difference between similar letters  (i.e. b or d; i and l).

Children with CVI can see but have difficulty understanding what they are seeing. With proper treatment, children with CVI have the potential to improve. Dr. Aabha Pradhan on the CVI for Children, have specialized training & have spent working in the CVI for years. She work closely with the doctors to:

  1. Evaluate a child’s vision function
  2. Make sure proper vision therapies are in place
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Dr. Aabha Pradhan also help families:

  1. Understand how their child sees best
  2. Find solutions to problems
  3. Develop and improve skills
  4. Provide suggestions to set up or change an environment

Who Can Benefit?

Children who have a diagnosis of CVI will benefit from this service. CVI is also frequently seen in children who were born prematurely and / or have a diagnosis of:

  1. Brain Injury
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Hearing loss
  4. Microcephaly
  5. Seizures
  6. Stroke
  7. Children having vision issues
  8. Children having behaviour issues
  9. Children having handwriting issues
  10. Frequent falls while walking


A1: CVI is caused by damage to the brain, often due to conditions like hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, or infections. The brain’s ability to process visual information is affected, resulting in visual impairments. CVI is caused by brain damage, resulting from conditions such as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).

A2: CVI is typically diagnosed through a comprehensive assessment by a qualified eye care professional or neurologist. The evaluation may include visual acuity testing, visual field assessments, and observation of specific visual behaviors and responses.


Diagnosis involves comprehensive assessments by specialists, including pediatric ophthalmologists and neurologists. Visual evoked potentials (VEP) and brain imaging may be used to confirm CVI and determine the extent of visual impairment.

A3: Visual challenges can vary, but common difficulties include visual recognition, depth perception, visual attention, and tracking. Individuals with CVI may also experience difficulties with visual-spatial awareness and visual processing of complex information.

A4: While there is no cure for CVI, interventions can help optimize visual function. This may involve the use of visual aids, environmental modifications, and tailored educational strategies. Collaborating with a team of specialists, including occupational therapists and educators, can provide effective support for individuals with CVI.

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