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Vision Rehabilitation - New device offers hope for the vision-impaired

Vision rehabilitation is a term for a medical rehabilitation to improve vision or low vision. In other words, it is the process of restoring functional ability and improving quality of life and independence in an individual who has lost visual function through illness or injury. Most visual rehabilitation services are focused on low vision, which is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery.

Diseases that cause low vision and associated disabilities of each disease

Low vision can be caused by many diseases. Though low vision mainly influences the elderly, it can appear at any stage of life. Most people develop low vision as a result of eye conditions and diseases such as

Macular degeneration - Difficulty reading, inability to recognize faces, distortion or disappearance of central vision, reduced color vision, reduced contrast perception, mobility difficulties related to loss of depth and contrast cues.

Diabetic retinopathy - Difficulty with tasks requiring fine-detail vision such as reading, distorted central vision, fluctuating vision, loss of color perception, mobility problems due to loss of depth and contrast cues.

Glaucoma - Mobility and reading problems due to restricted visual fields, people suddenly appearing in the visual field. In severe cases, total blindness can occur.

Cataracts - Remedied by lens extraction in 90% of cases. If not remedied, there is difficulty with detail vision, bright and changing light levels, color vision, contrast perception, and mobility related to loss of depth and contrast cues.

Retinitis pigmentosa - is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina's ability to respond to light. This inherited disease causes a slow loss of vision, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral (side) vision.

Clinical studies and treatments

Since rehabilitation is becoming increasingly adopted, many researchers conduct studies pertaining to vision rehabilitation. There are many treatments for patients to choose from including training sessions, therapies, and surgeries. Most physical approaches focus on helping people by changing the environment or acquiring skills to survive in difficult situations. Neurological approaches focus on treatments that will slow the process of degradation or improve visual acuity. Psychological consulting sometimes is used because vision impairment can lead to depression.

New device offers hope for the vision-impaired

The latest vision rehabilitation device incorporates military-grade technology and adjustable magnification in a pair of portable smartglasses that wouldn’t look out of place on Robocop. The device boasts voice-activated commands, text-to-speech ability and — in the newest model — full internet capability.

Ophthalmology and Optometry – 2017hosted and organized by ClytoAccess providing an international forum for the exchange of information in a wide arena of branches like ocular oncology, ocular pathology, neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatric ophthalmology, visual neuroscience, visual electrophysiology etc. Ophthalmology and Optometry – 2017 conference includes exemplary sessions, workshops, seminars, B2B meetings and exhibiting opportunities. The conference showcases world's most renowned scientists, researchers, academicians and more.

Ophthalmology and Optometry conference

06 -07 November, 2017

Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

optometry@clytoaccess.com

+1-619-471-1648

References:

https://www.fredericknewspost.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophthalmology

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