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CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES/RECOMMENDATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-105

Integrating low vision service in clinical practice


Department of Ophthalmology, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Krishnamurthy Ilango
Department of Ophthalmology, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Ring Road, Anupanadi, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_123_19

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Low vision service has been least prioritised for decades in eye care. Vision 2020[1] the Global initiative for avoidable blindness has identified Refractive errors and low vision as a priority. In spite of low vision has been a focus area in vision 2020, the service has not been widely accepted in eye care for the benefit of patients, except for a few tertiary eye care institutions. This article discusses in detail, about clinical low vision, basic optics, types of low vision aids, and inventory, required at an eye care practitioners' level to integrate lowvision as a part of refraction service in their eye care services.


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