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Low vision aids
Jan 16, 2011
A new study finds that low vision device training does not improve self-reported difficulty with activities of daily living. Participants were recruited from those attending their first low vision assessment (LVA). Participants completed the Mass of Activity Inventory (MAI) questionnaire by telephone before their appointment. After LVA,...

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Neil Ford uses ZoomText to enlarge the type on his computer
Feb 16, 2010
A self-management program dericted at persons with age-related vision loss can improve overall health and low vision rehabilitation outcomes, according to a new study. Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) assist people in managing their disease/symptoms, as well as the emotional and daily consequences of living with a chronic...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Oct 26, 2009
Although patients with dry age-related macular degeneration may have clinically superior vision than patients with wet AMD, the nonexudative form can nonetheless negatively affect the patient's functional vision, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. In a review of 467 patients with both forms of the disease,...

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Volunteer Charles Paul Dailer of St. Clair reaches for a paper clip Tuesday while assembling information packets for Occupational Health inside the emergency entrance at River District Hospital in East China Township.
Oct 26, 2009
Occupational Therapists are not getting the training they need to deal with sight loss, says a new study commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust. "Occupational Therapists are emerging from their education without the skills or confidence to deal with sight loss," says Dr. Angela McCullagh of the Thomas Pocklington Trust. "This gap in their...

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Reading to the blind
Oct 14, 2009
A prospective study of the cost of caregivers for people with impaired vision finds that the amount of care used was not associated with the degree of vision impairment or with any other sociodemographic variables. Methods and Results Adults with impaired vision, defined as visual acuity worse than 20/40, were recruited from clinics, vision...

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Highway traffic
Jan 14, 2009
With 30 million drivers in the US aged 65 and over, we count on older Americans to recognize when they can no longer drive safely and decide that it's time to stay off the road. A new study finds that a decrease in vision function is a key factor in bringing about this decision. The Salisbury Eye Evaluation and Driving Study (SEEDS), looked...

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Low vision aids
Jan 13, 2009
Scientists report that a new visual functioning questionnaire known as the Assessment of Disability Related to Vision (ADREV) is superior to existing tools for assessing vision impairment. One hundred twelve patients patients with either exudative or nonexudative AMD completed (1) the ADREV, (2) the 25-item National Eye Institute's visual...

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Lucentis
Jan 13, 2009
A new analysis of the ANCHOR clinical trial data finds that Lucentis (ranibizumab) therapy produces a greater improvement in patient-reported visual function (NEI VFQ-25 scores) than patients undergoing photodynamic therapy. The ANCHOR trial was a randomized clinical trial that reported better visual acuity outcomes with Lucentis than with...

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Low vision aids
Dec 4, 2008
Vision rehabilitation can significantly improve patient function and quality of life. Changing demographics, new technologies, and increased knowledge from rehabilitation research, such as the impact of central scotomas on reading performance, have significantly expanded the scope of vision rehabilitation beyond blind and optical rehabilitation....

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Jun 22, 2008
Falls are one of the leading causes of older Americans being forced to leave their homes and enter long-term care, said Rich Hanley of Harvey County Department on Aging. One-third of adults 65 and older fall each year, according to the Home Safety Council. But there are precautions families can take with their elder members to prevent...

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