Structure of the low vision and blindness in Latvia (1996-1998)

G Laganovska (Coresponding Author), Z Lagzdina, L Usenko

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Abstract

he aim of the research: to analyze causes of the low vision and blindness in Latvia using data of the medical expert examination. Results: the number of persons with a visual acuity in the better eye lower than 0,08 or visual field constriction more than 20': 337 patients (1,69 per 10.000 of population) in 1996, 263 patients (1,32 per 10.000) in 1997, 261 patients (1,31 per 10.000) in 1998. The number of patients disabled due to decrease of vision or due to functional or anatomical loss of one eye: 531 patients (2,67 per 10.000) in 1996, 462 patients (2,88 per 1 0.000) in 1997, 465 patients (2,29 per 1 0.000) in 1998. The main causes of the low vision and blindness in Latvia: traumas, refractive errors, glaucoma, retinal detachment, malignant tumors, diabetes mellitus.

Author Information
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationON THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF BLIND AND LOW VISION SENIORS
Subtitle of host publicationRESEARCH AND PRACTICE CONCEPTS
EditorsH.W. Wahl, H.E. Schulze
Pages215-217
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on the Special Needs of the Blind and Low Vision Seniors - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY, HEIDELBERG, Germany
Duration: 16 Mar 202018 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH SERIES

Conference

ConferenceConference on the Special Needs of the Blind and Low Vision Seniors
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHEIDELBERG
Period16/03/2018/03/20

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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