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A vicious circle: visual impairment in people with learning disabilities

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 36Penelope Stanford, MSc, RGN, is a nurse teacher at the University of ManchesterGary Shepherd, BSc, is a student, at the University of ManchesterEyesight problems can be more prevalent in people with a learning disability than in the general population (Department of Health, 1995). It has been estimated, throughout the world, that 40% of people with a severe learning disability have experienced problems with their eyesight (Kerr et al, 1996).

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