A new study out of Cardiff University has found home-based visual rehabilitation can help significantly improve the visual function and daily life of those with low vision.
For the study, researchers examined a group of 67 participants split into two groups for a six-month period — one group was seen regularly by vision rehabilitators in their homes and the other group was seen during routine appointments outside the home. During the home visits, participants' needs were reportedly assessed, including kitchen safety, medication management, personal hygiene, household tasks, and other areas, with training and support tailored on a case-by-case basis.
At the conclusion of the study, researchers reported about 70 percent of people in the home visit group found the visits "extremely helpful," with kitchen training considered the most helpful area.
The study was recently published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
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Source: Cardiff University