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Pilling, Rachel F. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Equality of access to health care for adults with learning disability has been in the spotlight in the UK in recent years due to publication of several reports. Adults with learning disability are thought to account for a significant proportion of the diabetic population in the UK. A list of adults known to the learning disability health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Mental Retardation, Diabetes
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Stastny, Sherri N.; Garden-Robinson, Julie – Journal of Extension, 2013
This article describes a program for prevention of diabetic retinopathy (DR) that was designed for Extension in collaboration with optometrists. The program was created to increase knowledge and awareness about risk factors for DR and included a game and take-home materials. Participants were asked to play a game similar to Wheel of Fortune. A…
Descriptors: Diseases, Diabetes, Ophthalmology, Prevention
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Albrecht, Matthew A.; Stuart, Geoffrey W.; Falkmer, Marita; Ordqvist, Anna; Leung, Denise; Foster, Jonathan K.; Falkmer, Torbjorn – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Recently, there has been heightened interest in suggestions of enhanced visual acuity in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) which was sparked by evidence that was later accepted to be methodologically flawed. However, a recent study that claimed children with ASD have enhanced visual acuity (Brosnan et al. in "J Autism Dev Disord"…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Visual Acuity, Children
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Coughlin, W. Ronald; Patz, Arnall – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1978
The authors discuss the incidence and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in juvenile and maturity onset diabetics, background and proliferative retinopathy, and current modalities of treatment. (Author)
Descriptors: Background, Diabetes, Etiology, Incidence
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Rosenthal, J. L. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1993
This article addresses the types of visual impairment caused by diabetes and the unique problems that people with diabetes and visual impairment face. Diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic optic neuropathy are discussed as causes of visual impairment, and specific problems in basic living are identified, including diet,…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Daily Living Skills, Diabetes, Etiology
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Smith, Theresa Marie – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2008
One in eight Americans aged 65 and older has an eye disease resulting in low vision, and more women than men are visually impaired, mainly because women live longer. Age-related visual impairments are an indicator of a decline in activities of daily living and self-help skills. The top eye conditions that affect older adults are macular…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Visual Impairments, Human Body, Age Differences
Kupfer, Carl – Sight-Saving Review, 1973
Evaluated is the treatment of diabetic retinopathy (blindness due to ruptured vessels of the retina as a side effect of diabetes), and described is a research project comparing two types of photocoagulation treatment. (DB)
Descriptors: Diabetes, Exceptional Child Research, Medical Evaluation, Medical Research
Faye, Eleanor E. – New Outlook for the Blind, 1971
Visual functioning, treatment, and helpful low vision aids are discussed in relation to four major eye diseases of the elderly: cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. (KW)
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Medical Services, Older Adults, Ophthalmology
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Oehler-Giarratana, Judith – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1978
The psychosocial and visual problems of proliferating diabetic retinopathy are discussed in terms of four stages: discovery of the diagnosis, developing awareness of the diagnosis, realization of disability, and stabilization of vision. (Author)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Diabetes, Emotional Adjustment, Psychological Needs
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Reardon, A. W. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1993
A nurse educator specializing in diabetes recounts her own experience with vision loss resulting from diabetic retinopathy, considers the roles of rehabilitation specialists and diabetes educators, and urges the two professional groups to work together more closely. (DB)
Descriptors: Adventitious Impairments, Blindness, Chronic Illness, Diabetes
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Groff, G.; And Others – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1990
This article describes the development of a mechanism to organize a network in Florida for individuals who are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. The task force comprised representatives from governmental, academic, professional, and voluntary organizations. It worked to educate professionals, patients, and the public through brochures, resource…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Diabetes, Educational Methods
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Baker, Shelly; And Others – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1993
Eight experts in visual impairment respond briefly to reports that intensive monitoring of blood glucose levels by persons with diabetes can lead to a 70% reduction in the progression of detectable diabetic retinopathy. Comments are generally optimistic, though some cautions are raised. (DB)
Descriptors: Diabetes, Disease Control, Health Education, Medical Evaluation
Silva-Smith, Amy L.; Theune, Thomas W.; Spaid, Penny E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2007
As the proportion of older adults in the U.S. population grows, the prevalence of visual impairment related to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy will increase as well. Individuals who are visually impaired require various degrees of support and assistance in their daily activities. This assistance is frequently…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Caregivers, Older Adults, Ophthalmology
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Morse, A. R.; And Others – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1987
Eye diseases of the aged include diabetic retinopathy, senile cataracts, senile macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Environmental modifications such as better levels of illumination and reduction of glare can enhance an individual's ability to function. Programs to screen and treat visual problems in elderly persons are called for. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Diseases, Environmental Influences, Eyes
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Mak, Donna; Plant, Aileen J. – Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2001
To recruit doctors to rural areas, an Australian scholarship program enables undergraduate medical students to spend 2 weeks each year for 4 years at the same rural location. Case studies illustrate how four such students' participation in trichiasis and diabetic retinopathy screening benefitted the Aboriginal communities in which they worked and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Case Studies, Clinical Experience, Diabetes
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