Tag: Low vision

WHO International Consensus Conference on Vision Rehabilitation Standards

“This document is the outcome of a consultative process to elaborate international standards on vision rehabilitation. The process, which began in 2014, culminated in the International Consensus Conference on Vision rehabilitation, Rome (Italy) 9 – 12 December 2015. It was organized by the World Health Organization and supported by the Italian National Reference Centre for Services…

A Global Survey of Low Vision Service Provision

Purpose: To conduct a global survey of low vision services to describe the needs, priorities, and barriers in provision and coverage. Methods: Data were mainly derived from a survey and from some secondary sources. The survey was distributed to Vision 2020 contacts, government, and non-government organizations (NGOs) in 195 countries during 2006–2008. Themes in the…

How Effective is Low Vision Service Provision? A Systematic Review

Abstract: Visual impairment is a large and growing socioeconomic problem. Good evidence on rehabilitation outcomes is required to guide service development and improve the lives of people with sight loss. Of the 478 potentially relevant articles identified, only 58 studies met our liberal inclusion criteria, and of these only 7 were randomized controlled trials. Although…