Journal article

The changing face of the visually impaired: The Kooyong low vision clinic's past, present, and future

JS Wolffsohn, AL Cochrane

OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1999

Abstract

PURPOSE: To demonstrate the changes that have occurred in a developed world low vision population over the past three decades and to examine the present rehabilitation of the visually impaired attending a multi-disciplinary low vision clinic. METHODS: A retrospective examination of the 22,860 patients attending the low vision clinic at Kooyong since its inauguration in 1972 to 1996 allowed the extraction of information on their age, gender, living status, and primary condition causing low vision. A prospective unified study of 590 patients attending the clinic over a 6-month period in 1998 examined the demographics of the present low vision population and what rehabilitation they received. R..

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