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This process, which has been compared to coming to terms with bereavement, (2) is often referred to as visual rehabilitation, of which a key component for patients is the access to low vision services.
Low vision reduced vision or vision loss that cannot be corrected or improved by glasses, medicine or surgery affects an estimated 29,000 New Zealanders.
Low vision significantly impacts a person's quality of life and is a major socioeconomic problem for both individuals and the public.
29 February 2016 - US-based vision and blindness aids distributor New England Low Vision and Blindness has completed the acquisition of Connecticut-based blindness aids provider Vision Dynamics, the company said.
But it discovered that NHS low vision services focus only on the physical need, with psychological screening or therapy not yet an integral part of rehabilitation.
Drawing on our background of working with the rehabilitation of native low vision and now of restored vision, we will compare and contrast traditional rehabilitation for low vision with this new challenge: rehabilitation of restored low vision following decades of blindness.
The following is WHO definition of Low vision which is widely used internationally ' A person with low vision is one who has impairment of visual functioning even after treatment for example on operation and/or standard refractive correction (Has been given glasses or lenses) and has visual acuity of less than 6/18 to light perception or a visual field of less than 10 degrees from the point of fixation (that is 20 across) but who uses or is potentially able to use vision for the planning and/ or execution of task.
This consensus will lead to significant investments in low vision technology research and development.
LAHORE -- A 6-day workshop in Low Vision Assessment and Paedaitric Refraction was held at College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences, King Edward Medical University /Mayo Hospital Lahore from 6 to 11 January 2014 in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Australia.
Far-reaching effects The sight discrepancy that occurs with low vision affects every aspect of daily living.
ABSTRACTObjective: The prevalence of blindness and low vision among adults aged =50 years in southern Jiangsu Province were surveyed and estimated.

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