Chapter 14. Low Vision and Blindness from Diabetic Retinopathy

  1. Peter H. Scanlon MD, MRCOphth, DCH, FRCP Consultant Ophthalmologist Lecturer1,
  2. Charles P. Wilkinson MD Chairman Professor of Ophthalmology2,
  3. Stephen J. Aldington DMS, FBIPP Gloucestershire Education and Research Development Manager3 and
  4. David R. Matthews MA (Oxon), DPhil, BM, BCh, FRCP Professor Chairman4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch14

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

How to Cite

Scanlon, P. H., Wilkinson, C. P., Aldington, S. J. and Matthews, D. R. (2009) Low Vision and Blindness from Diabetic Retinopathy, in A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gloucestershire and Oxford Eye Units, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  3. 3

    Cheltenham, UK

  4. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170352

Online ISBN: 9781444308174

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Keywords:

  • low vision and blindness from diabetic retinopathy;
  • ‘legal blindness’ - defined in United States as best corrected visual acuity (VA);
  • costs of blindness due to diabetic retinopathy;
  • low vision rehabilitation;
  • costs of treatment for diabetic retinopathy;
  • reduced vision and quality of life;
  • blindness due to diabetic retinopathy;
  • blindness associated with renal failure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions of Blindness

  • Costs of Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Costs of Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Reduced Vision and Quality of Life

  • Low Vision Rehabilitation

  • Practice Points

  • References