LOW VISION

Researchers at the Kellogg Eye Center are working to improve the functioning and quality of life of patients with chronic visual impairment

Low Vision refers to any chronic and uncorrectable loss of vision that impacts an individual’s day-to-day functioning. Many patients with low vision have severe visual impairment or blindness resulting from conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and inherited or congenital abnormalities. For many patients, low vision services and rehabilitation can improve their functioning and quality of life.

Researchers at Kellogg are working to understand and measure the functional impairments and rehabilitation goals of patients with low vision. Additionally, work is underway to develop and trial new and innovative devices to improve performance of important everyday tasks and functions like reading, ident and crossing the street.