Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Brain of an infant with hypoxia

The above image is of the brain of a child with hypoxia, which is when the brain is deprived of oxygen. This is a common cause of cortical visual impairment (CVI).

Children with CVI can acquired increased visual acuity over time

Facts about Cortical Visual Impairment

Helpful Links

Factsheet about CVI from

CVI from Children's Hospital Boston

Information page about CVI from Luisa Mayer, Ph. D.