Low vision assessment and training materials for use in developing countries

Keeffe, Jill E., Lawrence, Margaret, Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E., Marshall, Keith, & Taylor, Hugh R. (1994) Low vision assessment and training materials for use in developing countries. In Kooijman, A.C., Looijestijn, P.L., Welling, J.A., & van der Wildt, G.J. (Eds.) Low Vision - Research and New Developments in Rehabilitation. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 47-50.


The problems faced by developing countries for low vision assessment and training include the size and distribution of the population in relation to available resources, the lack of appropriate assessment materials, and lack of skills and knowledge in the assessment and rehabilitation of low vision. This paper reports on tests and assessment procedures which have been designed utilising technology appropriate to developing countries. Manuals include information on low vision and suggestions for a vision training program. Together these form a multi-purpose kit. Relevant parts can be selected for screening, identification of children with low vision, a comprehensive assessment of functional vision, or a short assessment for a particular purpose such as mobility. The kit has been used and evaluated in many parts of the developing world to ensure its appropriateness.

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ID Code: 5647
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : j.lovie-kitchin@qut.edu.au
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ISBN: 9051991444
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 IOS Press
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:47

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