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Psychological impact of visual impairment and the miracle of the bionic eye


Visually impaired people suffer from grave psychological consequences that have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing and day to day functioning. It is indicated that they are at a greater risk for mortality, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, substance abuse. They have low self- concept, confidence and self- esteem and also at times suffer from complete personality disorganization. Taking this into consideration, the aim of the present article is to provide its readers with a snap shot of the role and contribution of the bionic eye as a ray of hope for dealing with such impairments to help the visually impaired lead a better tomorrow.


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