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Sight loss in later life: a vision for health service intervention

Visual impairment is one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions that arises in later life, yet its impact on the lives of older people has received little attention compared with other problems such as impaired mobility and dementia. As a result, health care professionals have insufficient knowledge of the health and social care needs of this growing population, which makes it difficult to develop the appropriate services and define best practice (Hanson et al, 2002).

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