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Visual impairment in patients with glaucoma

This retrospective observational study assessed the prevalence of end-of-life visual impairment in patients with glaucoma. A total of 122 deceased patients followed for glaucoma were included and data was collected from patient notes. Sixty-one patients had open-angle glaucoma and 61...

Detection of post stroke visual impairment in variety of cohorts

The Impact of Visual Impairment after Stroke (IVIS) study introduced a standardised vision assessment protocol across three acute stroke units in the northwest of England, with a similar demographic population (predominantly white British). The study reported similar rates of visual...

Childhood blindness and visual impairment in the Narayani Zone of Nepal

Up to 50% of childhood blindness is preventable or treatable, and its control is a high priority in the VISION 2020 initiative of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. In this study, the authors utilised the rapid assessment...

Prevalence of visual function impairment in congenital ptosis

This study sought to evaluate the prevalence of visual function loss in the setting of congenital ptosis. This was a retrospective study of 155 eyes of 134 patients; 72 males and 62 females. Mean age at diagnosis was 7.8 ±5.8...

Dementia and visual impairment: what is the relationship and are we providing the best care?

Carla Maden discusses the implications of living with both dementia and visual impairment, and how general medical junior doctors and ophthalmologists can help to alleviate this burden and improve the quality of life of such patients. Dementia and visual impairment...

Treatment for post stroke visual impairment – clinical practice versus literature evidence

The aim of this paper is to compare the treatments reported in a large scale stroke study (Vision in stroke (VIS) Study) against the treatments identified in a full systematic literature review. The purpose was to identify which treatment /...

Association between colour vision impairment and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that colour vision impairment is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Abnormalities of the inner and intermediate retinal structures in patients with ALS have been described using optical coherence tomography...

Envision Glasses – a different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 1)

In recent issues we reviewed the OrCam MyEye Pro, a glasses mounted mobile device that can assist sight impaired users. This time we are taking a look at the Envision Glasses, a comparable device that takes a different approach (see...

Envision Glasses – A different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 2)

This is the second part of the review of the Envision Glasses (see Part 1 here), a wearable piece of assistive technology. Features From the main menu four feature modes can be chosen: Read, Identify, Find and Call. The Glasses...

Unique exhibition conveys experience of visual impairment

The exhibition ‘Windows of the Soul’, part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London, has been pioneered by a combination of young scientists, clinicians and artists, some of whom are visually impaired themselves.

Stroke-vision symptoms

The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of visual symptoms following stroke and evaluate what certain factors were associated with the absence of visual symptoms. This was a prospective, multi-centre, observation cohort study with 915...

Improved vision with perceptual learning

This study examined whether the development of crowded near visual acuity can be stimulated and whether crowding effects can be reduced by perceptual learning. The authors compared a magnifier crowded task with a perceptual learning crowded task and perceptual learning...