Silvia Veitzman

Clinical Researcher

As a pediatric low vision ophthalmologist I have dedicated my career to prevent childhood blindness. I started a small program in Sao Paulo , Brazil and for 35 years  worked  in close collaboration with international experts in low vision , supported by NGOs ( CBM, Perkins Int, Rotary Int, World Childhood Found ) exchanging experiences to create  reference centers for visually impaired children and their families in latin american countries. Working at Chandna's Lab with prof Arvind Chandna and helping the team  to  implement a remote virtual project on Cerebral Visual Impairment is very rewarding .  I am contributing to develop a web-based application for CVI diagnosis  as part of a global project for the early detection of visual deficits caused by brain lesions in children.