This literature review article serves as a great update on the current evidence relating to visual defects in the young deaf population. There is a good introduction with background information and demographic data relating to UK hearing impairment. The authors have made good use of tables to summarise a hearing loss overview and associated visual defects. The main section is divided into four sections and each section concentrates on a specific visual area such as; refractive and binocular anomalies, visual performance, ocular abnormalities and near vision. The authors incorporate current and past research findings into the allocated sections linking the findings into clinical practice. A good discussion follows with consideration into unexplored areas and the need for further studies especially in relation to near vision.

Visual performance and ocular abnormalities in deaf children and young adults: a literature review.
Hollingsworth R, Ludlow AK, Wilkins A, et al.
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Nana Theodorou

BMedSCi (Hons) PhD, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Research Office, 11 Broomfield Road, Sheffield, S10 2SE, UK.

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