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Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India

Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/01/2020 CE: ; APJO/APJO-2019-171; Total nos of Pages: 6; APJO-2019-171 ORIGINAL STUDY Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India Joshua R. Ehrlich, MD, MPH y, H. Jeyaseeli Flora, MRScz, Brian C. Stagg, MD, MS§, B. Vengadesh, BAz, Gabrielle Willey, MD{, and Ashok Vardhan S., MDjj (Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila) 2020;xx:xxx – xxx) Purpose: The aim of the study was to determine the functional concerns of patients with different clinical and demographic characteristics seeking ore than 250 million people are blind or visually impaired low vision care in South India. worldwide and 90% live in low- and middle-income Design: Cross-sectional clinic-based survey. countries. Due to India’s large population and high prevalence Methods: Consecutive new patients evaluated by the low vision service of eye disease, it is home to more individuals with blindness and at Aravind Eye Care System (AECS), Madurai, India, India from VI than any other countries and the number affected is projected September 2016 to March 2017 were recruited. Clinical and sociodemo- to increase due to aging of the population. In India, vision graphic data were collected and participants underwent a semistructured impairment has been associated with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology Wolters Kluwer Health

Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2162-0989
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2475-5028
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10.1097/APO.0000000000000285
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/01/2020 CE: ; APJO/APJO-2019-171; Total nos of Pages: 6; APJO-2019-171 ORIGINAL STUDY Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India Joshua R. Ehrlich, MD, MPH y, H. Jeyaseeli Flora, MRScz, Brian C. Stagg, MD, MS§, B. Vengadesh, BAz, Gabrielle Willey, MD{, and Ashok Vardhan S., MDjj (Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila) 2020;xx:xxx – xxx) Purpose: The aim of the study was to determine the functional concerns of patients with different clinical and demographic characteristics seeking ore than 250 million people are blind or visually impaired low vision care in South India. worldwide and 90% live in low- and middle-income Design: Cross-sectional clinic-based survey. countries. Due to India’s large population and high prevalence Methods: Consecutive new patients evaluated by the low vision service of eye disease, it is home to more individuals with blindness and at Aravind Eye Care System (AECS), Madurai, India, India from VI than any other countries and the number affected is projected September 2016 to March 2017 were recruited. Clinical and sociodemo- to increase due to aging of the population. In India, vision graphic data were collected and participants underwent a semistructured impairment has been associated with

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The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: May 1, 2020

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