Cone dystrophy, childhood vision impairment and education: are clinical measures of visual function adequate to support a child through education?

Lynne Loh, Anna Gatsios, Mallika Prem Senthil, Paul A. Constable

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Abstract

This case report highlights the need to evaluate the adequacy of standard measures alone to assess the impact of vision impairment on learning within the classroom environment. Performance with other visual measures such as reading speed, print size requirements and contrast sensitivity are not routinely measured for children with a vision impairment. These additional functional measurements of visual performance can be used to identify areas causing accessibility deficits within the classroom. Use of functional measures to determine vision ability can contribute to improved support for the child, thereby improving their access to the curriculum alongside their normally sighted peers.

Retinal dystrophies result in progressive degeneration of photoreceptors and consequent gradual loss of visual acuity and visual fields...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Optometry
Early online date19 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Cone dystrophy
  • education
  • quality of life
  • reading
  • visual acuity
  • visual function

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