Severe vision impairment, often referred to as low vision, is a worldwide epidemic. Visual impaired persons are defined as having a vision loss which interferes with everyday living tasks, e.g., reading a newspaper, looking at photographs or recognize faces and for which there is no conventional surgical or therapeutic treatment. Age related macular degeneration accounts nearly for half of all cases, followed by cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, optic nerve disease and injury to the eye.\nLow vision has long been neglected sub-specialty-socially relevant, but commercially suspect and has been referred to as \"the best kept secret in optical\" by a few practitioners. But all that has changed as eye care professionals have begun to recognize the inevitability of the wave of new low vision patients that will be seen all over the world.\nLow vision rehabilitation offers the practitioners a feel good niche and the patient a real choice to regain visual independence.

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PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
BindingPaper Back
Publish YearJanuary 2007