Low Vision Rehabilitation for Better Quality of Life in Visually Impaired Adults

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: January 2020

Workgroups: Vision Workgroup

In this Cochrane systematic review, researchers looked at whether low vision rehabilitation can help improve quality of life for people with vision impairment. Examples of low vision rehabilitation include:

  • Therapies and group programs to help people adapt to permanent vision loss and improve well‐being
  • Methods of enhancing vision, like teaching the use of magnifying devices
  • Teaching skills to improve the use of residual vision in daily life

Researchers found no clear evidence of the benefits of low vision rehabilitation interventions studied in this report — further research is needed.

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van Nispen RMA, Virgili G, Hoeben M, Langelaan M, Klevering J, Keunen JEE, van Rens GHMB. (2020). Low vision rehabilitation for better quality of life in visually impaired adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006543. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006543.pub2.