Current status and directions of vision rehabilitation in glaucoma

Authors: Huang Haishun,  Li Yiqing,  Zhuo Yehong
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20200119-00783
Published 2021-09-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2021, 39(9): 827-831.

Abstract

Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in the world, leads to visual function damage that seriously affects the daily life activities and psychosocial function of patients, resulting in a significant decline in the quality of life.The life quality of patients can be efficiently improved through vision rehabilitation based on the residual visual function, but there is not enough attention paid to the visual impairment and vision rehabilitation of glaucoma.From a perspective of the epidemiological status of visual impairment in glaucoma at home and abroad, the universality and severity of the glaucomatous visual impairment was revealed.The characteristics of visual changes and corresponding rehabilitation needs of patients, the current situation of rehabilitation service supply, new devices that can expand visual field and the latest proven effective rehabilitation methods in light of the recent development of these fields were reviewed in order to provide certain inspiration and reference for the research of vision rehabilitation of glaucoma.

Key words:

Glaucoma; Low vision; Vision rehabilitation; Augmented reality head-mounted typoscope; Visual plasticity

Contributor Information

Huang Haishun

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China

Li Yiqing

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China

Zhuo Yehong

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China

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