Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness is a medical journal focusing on Visual Impairment & Blindness

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 11, November

Adaptation to Low Vision Caused by Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Case Study
One in eight Americans aged 65 and older has an eye disease resulting in low vision (National Eye Institute, NEI, 2006), and more women than men are visually impaired, mainly because women live longer (NEI, 2002). Age-related visual impairments are...
A New Perspective for Professionals in Practice
Every fall, our department often receives calls and e-mails from students who just graduated from our university. They are enthusiastic and eager to talk about their new jobs, but their voices and messages sometimes reveal an unspoken anxiety. Sometimes...
Editor's Page
One of the most challenging responsibilities for a journal editor in a diverse field such as ours is publishing content that is of interest to and meets the needs of heterogeneous groups of readers. Since 1977, when this journal changed its name from...
Face Fields and Microperimetry for Estimating the Location of Fixation in Eyes with Macular Disease
Abstract: Face field evaluation provides insights into the presence and location of the preferred retinal locus, as validated by comparisons with findings from microperimetry. This technique requires no special equipment and can be used in a clinic...
Inventory of Electronic Mobility Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments: A Literature Review
Abstract: This literature review of existing electronic mobility aids for persons who are visually impaired and recent developments in this field identified and classified 146 products, systems, and devices. The 21 that are currently available that...
The Psychosocial Impact of Closed-Circuit Televisions on Persons with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Abstract: Closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) are used by many elderly people who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The functional vision of 68 participants, which was measured immediately after they adopted CCTVs, suggested successful outcomes,...
This Mattered to Me
"Observations on the Habilitation of Children with Cortical Visual Impairment," by Maryke Groenveld, James E. Jan, and Patricia Leader, published in the January 1990 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Volume 84, pp. 11-15. ...