Disability Series: Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780818075
  • ISBN-13: 9780780818071
  • DDC: 617.7
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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NIH expects cases of visual impairment and blindness to double in the U.S. by 2050. This sourcebook provides information about the types of visual impairment, their impact on personal, social and economic well-being, treatment and rehabilitation options, and resources for living with a visual impairment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Disability and Visual Impairment.
1: Impairment, Activity Limitation, and Participation Restriction.
2: What Is Vision Disability?.
3: Data and Statistics on Blindness and Low Vision.
4: Common Types of Visual Impairment.
Conditions Leading to Visual Impairment.
5: Amblyopia.
6: Cataracts.
7: Congenital Causes of Blindness.
8: Diabetic Retinopathy.
9: Glaucoma.
10: Inherited Retinal Dystrophies.
11: Macular Degeneration.
12: Refractive Disorders.
13: Retinal Detachment.
14: Retinitis Pigmentosa.
15: Retinopathy of Prematurity.
16: Strabismus.
17: Trachoma.
18: Traumatic Brain Injury.
19: Uveitis.
Living with Visual Impairment.
20: Functional Impact of Vision Impairment.
21: Psychology of Vision Impairment.
22: Skills for Everyday Living with Vision Impairment.
Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Disability Support for Vision Impairment.
23: Vision Loss Assessment.
24: Preventing Avoidable Vision Impairment and Blindness.
25: Control of Diabetes for Vision Loss.
26: Treatment Interventions for Vision Loss.
27: Surgical Interventions.
28: Eye Transplants.
29: Amniotic Membrane Grafts.
30: Artificial Vision Systems.
31: Low Vision and Blindness Rehabilitation.
32: Learning Adaptive Independent Living Skills.
33: Orientation and Mobility Training.
34: White Cane—the Primary Mobility Tool.
35: Transportation Guide for People with Vision Impairment.
36: Lighting and Home Modification for Vision Loss.
37: Assistive Devices for Vision Rehabilitation.
38: Reading and Writing with Braille.
39: Benefits and Support Services for Vision Impairment.
40: Access and Rights to Special Education.
41: Disability Employment Rights.
42: Caring for People with Vision Loss.
Research in Ocular Diseases, Optic Disorders, Vision Loss, and Visual Processing Disorders.
43: Vision Health Surveillance.
44: Retinal Disease: Gene Therapy, Angiogenesis, and Stem Cell Regeneration.
45: Advances in Corneal Research.
46: Research in Biomechanics of Lens and Cataract Formation.
47: New Frontiers in Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathy Treatments.
48: Clinical Advances and Emerging Technologies in Visual Processing Disorders.
Additional Resources.
Organizations Aiding People with Visual Impairments.