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Loss of Vision: A Look at the Research
A brief review of the literature on vision loss.
# 152749 | 767 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2013 in Medical and Health (General)

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The paper briefly discusses the causes and impacts of vision loss on an individual and then examines various case studies in vision loss. The paper outlines how the National Eye Institute addresses the importance of the continued research in vision loss, and concludes that the responsibility of taking care of those who are undergoing or have undergone loss of vision falls squarely on the shoulders of the sighted member of a society.

From the Paper:

"Vision Australia (2009) defines vision loss, like blindness, blurred, double vision among others, as the absence of vision where there had been previously. There are many causes of vision loss of which the most common is include glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration which is also known as AMD, loss of life as a result of stroke and diabetic retinopathy.
"Mogk and Mogk (2004) equate the loss of one's vision as an adult to experiencing one's worst fears. The shock of vision loss and the adjustment that accompany it is not only about a single individual's adaptation to being physical impaired. Vision loss often affects one's relationships and requires prompt change in gender roles, duties, professions, living arrangements, travel and the way one communicates with their family members (Mogk and Mogk, 2004). Vision loss, more subtly means crossing a line whereby one's own experience of the world is different from others who see, fundamentally. The resulting social pressures, individual expectations, fears, functional difficulties and relationship adjustments makes one susceptible to clinical depression (Mogk and Mogk, 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • National Eye Institute. (2009). National Plan for Eye and Vision Research-- Low Vision and Blindness Rehabilitation. Retrieved August 18, 2010, from http://www.nei.nih.gov/strategicplanning/np_low.asp
  • Vision Australia. (2009). Vision loss - some causes explained. Retrieved August 18,2010, from http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Vision_loss_some_c auses_explained?open
  • Mogk, L. G. and Mogk, M. (2004). Saving Lives: The Impact of Vision Loss in Later Life. Retrieved August 18, 2010, from http://www.mdsupport.org/library/savinglives.html
  • Veterans Health Administration Research Administration, (2010, January). Research Advances. Retrieved August 17, 2010, fromhttp://www.research.va.gov/resources/pubs/docs/Vision-Loss.pdf

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APA Format

Loss of Vision: A Look at the Research (2013, April 25) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/loss-of-vision-a-look-at-the-research-152749/

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"Loss of Vision: A Look at the Research" 25 April 2013. Web. 28 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/loss-of-vision-a-look-at-the-research-152749/>