Visual Impairment and Falls Risk in the Elderly

Lacherez, Philippe F. & Lord, Stephen R. (2016) Visual Impairment and Falls Risk in the Elderly. In Hsiao, Hongwei (Ed.) Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices. CRC Press. (In Press)

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Abstract

Vision is highly important for balance and gait and visual impairments are significantly associated with locomotion problems and falls in older people. There is now a large body of research linking falls and fall-related injuries with visual problems, some of which are easily remedied by surgery or refractive correction. However there is also evidence that the kind of refractive correction provided (in terms of single-vision or multifocal correction) can also have an effect on fall risk. This chapter provides an overview of the major findings in this area.

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ID Code: 94791
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781482217148
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 23:59

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