Visual function and the ageing visual system

Wood, Joanne, McKendrick, Allison, Owsley, Cynthia, & Rubin, Gary (2014) Visual function and the ageing visual system. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34(4), pp. 387-389.

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The population is ageing. Globally, the number of older adults (aged 60 years or over) is expected to more than double, from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050.1 In light of the increasing size of the older adult population, there is a pressing need to better identify the nature of, and mechanisms underlying, age-related vision impairment and the functional impact it has on the performance of everyday activities in older adults. The content of this feature issue reflects the diversity of research currently being undertaken on the topic of the ageing visual system and the important visual challenges that this presents for our ageing patient population. The scope is broad and includes topics relating to three main related themes:

1) The treatment of age-related ocular disorders and diseases and their consequences, including presbyopia and AMD;

2) The impact of age-related visual changes on everyday activities in older people, including mobility, driving and falls, and;

3) The interaction of age-related visual impairments and other age-related impairments including hearing and cognitive changes.

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ID Code: 78876
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Feature issue: visual function and the ageing visual system
DOI: 10.1111/opo.12144
ISSN: 1475-1313
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics Copyright 2014 The College of Optometrists
Copyright Statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Feature issue: visual function and the ageing visual system, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34(4), pp.387–389, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2014 00:40
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