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CVI@SKI Meeting


Welcome to CVI@SKI with host Dr. Arvind Chandna

Upcoming Meetings Thursday

October 21st, and December 2nd

Meeting begins 12/Noon (Pacific) and will run for approximately 1 hour

This meeting will be held by zoom

If you are not on our mailing list and wish to receive a zoom link please see contact details below.

We are a Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute sponsored, Blind Babies Foundation supported

research advocacy group consisting of SKI researchers, select clinicians, teachers of the visually impaired, and parents of children with cerebral visual impairment.

We meet regularly in San Francisco to learn, support, share and advocate for children with CVI.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, our meetings are currently by zoom only


What is CVI?

Cerebral (sometimes known as Cortical) Visual Impairment is an overarching term covering a wide range of visual and perceptual visual impairments resulting from injury or dysfunction of visual pathways. While CVI can be caused by a wide variety of factors, most common is a lack of oxygen to the brain shortly before, during, or shortly after birth. CVI can be difficult to diagnose, as the eye itself may have average to near average vision. Children with CVI tend to have vision that improves over time, as their neuro pathways are elastic and can create alternate pathways to process the information perceived by the eye itself. Early diagnosis for CVI can be especially helpful as it speeds family support and professional intervention, allowing children to take advantage of learning environments that suit their needs and expand their capacity to process visual information.  


Join us as we foster collaboration between parents, teachers, and researchers to support

--creation of better tools for timely diagnosis,

--expand evidence-based interventions for home and school

--and cultivate a robust community of support for children with CVI worldwide.

Contact our meeting facilitator Dr. Arvind Chandna by email:

with any questions you might have.

Due to a huge interest in CVI@SKI we are no longer accepting non-parent members.

We encourage parents of children with CVI to please fill out out the CVI@SKI Interest Form

so we can learn about you and keep you updated about future meetings.


Journal Articles
Chandna, A., Nichiporuk, N., Nicholas, S., Kumar, R., & Norcia, A. M.. (2021). Motion Processing Deficits in Children With Cerebral Visual Impairment and Good Visual Acuity. Investigative Ophthalmology Vision Science , 62(14), 1-17.
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    Chandna Lab (SEELAB)

    We use rigorous scientific research with the goal to improve detection and treatment outcomes for individuals with strabismus, amblyopia, and cerebral visual impairment.

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