Vision for the Future: Meeting the Challenge of Sight Loss
How does it feel to be losing sight? How can people be helped to face the emotional, social and practical trauma of failing vision? How might the explanation of diagnosis and prognosis affect the patient's response and rehabilitation to loss of sight?
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Awareness of Sight Loss
Contact With the Opthalmologist
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