Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy that can result in progressive and irreversible vision loss, thereby affecting quality of life (QoL) of patients. Several studies have shown a strong correlation between visual field damage and visual disability in patients with glaucoma, even in the early stages of the disease. Visual impairment due to glaucoma affects normal daily activities required for independent living, such as driving, walking, and reading. There is no generally accepted instrument for assessing quality of life in glaucoma patients; different factors involved in visual disability from the disease are difficult to quantify and not easily standardized. This chapter summarizes recent works from clinical and epidemiological studies, which describe how glaucoma affects the performance of important vision-related activities and QoL.

Cesareo, M., Ciuffoletti, E., Ricci, F., Missiroli, F., Giuliano, M.a., Mancino, R., et al. (2015). Visual disability and quality of life in glaucoma patients. In New Trends in Basic and Clinical Research of Glaucoma: A Neurodegenerative Disease of the Visual System (Part B) (pp. 359-74-374). Elsevier [10.1016/bs.pbr.2015.07.003].

Visual disability and quality of life in glaucoma patients

CESAREO, MASSIMO;RICCI, FEDERICO;MISSIROLI, FILIPPO;MANCINO, RAFFAELE;NUCCI, CARLO
2015

Abstract

Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy that can result in progressive and irreversible vision loss, thereby affecting quality of life (QoL) of patients. Several studies have shown a strong correlation between visual field damage and visual disability in patients with glaucoma, even in the early stages of the disease. Visual impairment due to glaucoma affects normal daily activities required for independent living, such as driving, walking, and reading. There is no generally accepted instrument for assessing quality of life in glaucoma patients; different factors involved in visual disability from the disease are difficult to quantify and not easily standardized. This chapter summarizes recent works from clinical and epidemiological studies, which describe how glaucoma affects the performance of important vision-related activities and QoL.
Settore MED/30 - Malattie Apparato Visivo
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Daily living activities; Disability; Glaucoma; Perimetry; Quality of life; Reading ability; Visual field
Cesareo, M., Ciuffoletti, E., Ricci, F., Missiroli, F., Giuliano, M.a., Mancino, R., et al. (2015). Visual disability and quality of life in glaucoma patients. In New Trends in Basic and Clinical Research of Glaucoma: A Neurodegenerative Disease of the Visual System (Part B) (pp. 359-74-374). Elsevier [10.1016/bs.pbr.2015.07.003].
Cesareo, M; Ciuffoletti, E; Ricci, F; Missiroli, F; Giuliano, Ma; Mancino, R; Nucci, C
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