Low vision perspectives on glaucoma.
James S Wolffsohn, Anthea L Cochrane
Clin Exp Optom | Published : 1998
INTRODUCTION: Glaucoma is one of the major causes of visual impairment, especially in the older population. The aim of this paper is to examine the demographics of patients with glaucoma-induced visual impairment. METHOD: Visual rehabilitation information was analysed for 590 visually impaired patients attending the multi-disciplinary low vision clinic at Kooyong in Melbourne. Data collected included age, subjective assessment of glare, mobility and visual needs, visual acuity (at distance and near), contrast sensitivity, visual field loss or disruption and magnifiers prescribed. An assessment was also made of the patients' psychological status and the members of the multi-disciplinary team ..View full abstract