24 January 2020
Source: Fight for Sight
Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has launched a survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. The charity is inviting those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding.
Read more Fight for Sight survey on personal impact of sight loss is now live
25 October 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland
Butchart, Maggie & Colahan, Craig. (2019). Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. 10.1111/jar.12588. Abstract Background Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A
Read more Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland
11 January 2018
The UK National Eye Health Study (UK NEHS) aims to gather data about the levels (prevalence) of visual impairment (VI) and eye disease in the UK population. We need this data because we don’t know what the real levels of VI and different eye diseases are in the UK – the data we have is over 30 years old or
Read more UK National Eye Health Survey are currently looking for members of the public to join their Patient and Public Involvement Expert Working Group
20 May 2016
Source: Tom Margraine
The attached short paper is on the prevalence of depression (43%) in low vision services and we thought if of interest to the VISION 2020 UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee.
Read more High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services