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Ambrose-Zaken Defines Mobility Visual Impairment

In a recent journal of visual impairment & Blindness publication, Ambrose-Zaken's research study included the term mobility visual impairment


Research Report JVIB Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, A study of improving independent walking outcomes in children who are blind or have low vision aged 5 years and younger JVIB 2022, Vol 116(4) 533-545 @The Author(s) 2022 ARticle reuse guidelines sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/o14548X221121824 journals.sage.pub.com/home/jvb SAGE Grace Ambrose-Zaken

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT Twelve participants had optic nerve hypoplasia septo optic dysplasia (35.3%), 11 had cortical visual impairment (CVI; 29.4%). Three participants had retinopathy of prematurity. Two participants each presented with Norrie’s disease, microphthalmia with retina coloboma, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, and traumatic brain injury. The cause of one participant’s congenital blindness was listed as unknown. Seventeen of the participants were blind (i.e., no light perception). Eighteen had low vision: they responded to visual stimuli, but the result of the severity of their visual impairment meant they were unable to visually avoid collisions, or were mobility visually impaired.

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