Ageing and the impact of vision loss on independent living and mobility

23 May 2012
Volume 13, Issue 2

Clinicians should be aware of the impact of eye disease on the person as a whole.

Introduction

Vision loss leading to irreversible vision difficulties is common among the older population. As our population of older people is growing, this will mean an increased demand for eye care services. Vision loss can have a major impact on the independence and daily functioning of the individual. A holistic approach to the delivery of services has been recommended and clinicians should be aware of the impact of eye disease on the person as a whole.

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