Sight loss with other medical conditions

Sight loss can sometimes be associated with other medical conditions, such as dementia, hearing loss, diabetes or stroke.

Many people with complex needs, such as learning disabilities, also experience sight loss.

Dementia and sight loss

Most people with dementia and sight loss in the UK are over 65. Sight loss among people with dementia can be caused by a number of number of factors, including an eye condition (such as cataract), another health condition (such as stroke), normal ageing of the eye, and the dementia itself. Find out more about dementia and sight loss.

Dual sensory loss

Dual-sensory loss, or Deafblindness is a combination of both sight and hearing loss. The term multi-sensory-impairment is also sometimes used to describe deafblindness. Read our information on dual-sensory loss.

Eye conditions related to diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition and can cause several health complications. Your eyes are one part of your body that can be affected. Find out more about eye conditions related to diabetes.

Stroke-related eye conditions

Strokes occur when a part of your brain is starved of oxygen. Vision problems are common after you have a stroke. This is because our eyes send visual information to different parts of the brain involved in seeing. Find out more about stroke-related eye conditions.

Learning disabilities and sight loss

The prevalence of sight loss among people with a learning disability is far greater than previously thought. There are about one million adults in the UK with a learning disability. Read our information on sight loss and learning disabilities.