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Ocular and health conditions of patients with learning disabilities

It has been estimated that people with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to have specific ocular conditions,54  including:
  1. amblyopia
  2. blepharitis – common in people with Down’s syndrome
  3. cataract
  4. concomitant strabismus
  5. cortical visual impairment
  6. entropion – common in people with Down’s syndrome
  7. field defects
  8. high refractive error 
  9. impaired accommodation
  10. keratoconus
  11. nystagmus
  12. reduced vision.
Some people with learning disabilities have a wider range of health problems than the general population and may have other disabilities, including hearing impairment.