Visibility Vol 13 Issue 4, 2019


The Effect of Visual Impairment on Balance and Mobility in Adults Over Age 50


Visual impairment (VI) is linked to fall risk in the elderly, and poor health in younger adults. We convened an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in vision and mobility to focus our efforts on best practices in the study of VI and physical mobility. A case control study compared balance and walking function between adults with juvenile onset VI (beginning before age 18), those with adult onset VI (beginning after age 18), and an age and gender matched control group without VI.

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Quantifying Emotion Recognition and Classification in Clients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Aaron P. Johnson, PhD

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Characteristics of Older Bioptic Drivers: Effects of Increasing Age on Driving Safety

Bradley E. Dougherty, OD, PhD

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Using Remote Sighted Assistants to Identify the Location and Orientation of Visually Impaired Pedestrians

Paymon Rafian; Gordon E. Legge, PhD

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