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Programme and Abstracts for Vision 2002

Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University Faculty of Medicine in Gotenborg organized this important global conference on low vision under the auspices of ISLRR. The conference focused on the latest advances in research and practice within all areas of low vision, including basic science, technology, medicine, rehabilitation and education pertaining to visual impairment. Experienced scientists and field practitioners from all over the world presented their results encouraging further research and progress in clinical practice.

These links lead to a collection of abstracts from the Vision 2002 conference. After the links is a search form to help find details within the 317 abstracts available on this site.

Programme Schedule

Monday July 22, 2002

  • Diseases which influence on reading and other aspects of vision
  • Psychophysics of reading
  • Epidemiology of visual impairment/ blindness
  • Mobility and new technology
  • Vision science
  • Children blindness/ visual impairment in a global perspective
  • Learning and teaching in the field of low vision
  • Age-related macular degeneration: treatment modalities
  • Poster session 1
  • Visual dysfunction in children
  • School support for furthering full participation
  • Developing rehabilitation services around the world
  • Prevention and treatment of sight- threatening disorders

Tuesday July 23,2002

  • Assessment and devices
  • Developing rehabilitation/ habilitation services in Asia
  • Teaching children with cerebral visual impairment
  • Poster Session 2
  • Barriers to full participation in society
  • Non-visual accessibility of objects and environment
  • SLO a tool to find the best area for reading
  • Rehabilitation in Africa
  • Inclusive design of new systems and services
  • Psychosocial consequences of age-related low vision
  • Low vision reading technique-training
  • Development of optical and electronic devices
  • Poster Session 3
  • Mobility and low vision
  • New models of vision rehabilitation: on-line and off-line
  • Assessment and remediation of visual field loss
  • Evaluation of optical and electronic devices

Wednesday July 24, 2002

  • Relationship of vision impairments to functional limitations and vision disabilities
  • Different aspects of development in children with visual impairment
  • Developing rehabilitation services in Latin America
  • Evaluations of outcome in rehabilitation
  • Traffic and safety
  • Evaluation of the child and family need
  • Employment: accessibility and participation
  • Assessment of activity and participation 1
  • Low vision reading technique –training/children
  • Models for habilitation from the world 1
  • Accessibility of activity and participation 2
  • Burden of refractive errors
  • Models for habilitation from the world 2

Thursday July 25,2002

  • Poster sessions