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    Marla Runyan is blind; or to be more specific, she has Stargardt's disease. There are 285 million people that are visually impaired in the world. Of those people, 248 million have low vision and thirty- nine million are blind (WHO). The causes of blindness fall into two categories: natural causes and environmental causes. Cataracts, the clouding of the eye’s normally cleared lens (Landau 20), glaucoma (16), and macular degeneration (22) could all be put into the category of natural causes. Macular degeneration is a disorder with the eye’s retina. The environment can also have a huge impact on the condition of the eyes. Exposure to chemicals (30) and punctures in the eye (29) can cause a person to go blind. Next, symptoms of blindness may include tilting the head to the side to better focus on an object, holding an object unusually close (24), blurred vision that glasses cannot fix, and double vision…

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    Senior Vision Loss

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    Caregivers and Senior Vision Loss One of the most common age-related conditions in America is vision loss. Most of us will experience at least some level of macular degeneration by the age of 50. Vision loss continues to deteriorate with each additional year. The number of Americans with significant vision loss is expected to double in the next decade as the baby boomer generation ages. In addition to macular degeneration, many more seniors will face vision loss due to injury or illness. Most…

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    Age-Related Vision Loss

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    Vision can change temporarily or permanently due to eye problems that can provide information in a patient’s health status as well as problems with self-care. Changes in the structural components of the eye caused by aging begin early especially with the lens of the eye. Visual functions are reduced due to age-related changes of the nervous system and in the eye support structures. Three layers form the wall of the eye: sclera, choroid, and retina. The sclera, a thick, white, outermost layer…

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    Artifact 1: Individual Research Project Delving Deeper (Vision Loss) from MUS 263 This is an additionally artifact to further display my knowledge and understanding of Learning Differences. All aspects of this project display the knowledge that converged to produce a deeper understanding of my ability as a teacher to help assist students with Vision Loss so that they may achieve their fullest potential. Additionally, this artifact displays a limited amount of information presented in my final…

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    million people report dual sensory impairment (paragraph 1, page 243).” What is dual sensory impairment, well it 's the impairment if both vision and hearing. It is most prevalent in adults older than 70 years. So most of the experimental research conducted, the participants where of age 70 years or older with vision impairment, vision loss or dual sensory impairment. There are several known causes for vision impairment such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or age related…

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    conduct intakes, assess clients for services, offer and schedule into need specific services, and follow up on progress. In addition, I served as a point of contact for all incoming clients and referrals, as well as an ombudsman for currently enrolled clientele” (P. Duffy, personal communication, December 18, 2014). The Sacramento Society for the Blind, established in 1954, began as a volunteer service of the Lions Club of America. The society established itself as a private 501(c) (3) nonprofit…

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    low vision or a visual impairment they often need a support network that is composed of their family and friends. Most people instinctively agree to support their loved ones, but they may not truly understand the level of support that might be required. The article, Family Functioning and Low Vision: a systematic review, by Jennifer K. Bambara examines the issues faced by individuals with low vision and the family members that choose to support them. People with low vision are faced with…

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    Introduction There are various groups of individuals who are stigmatized by culture. These groups can be stigmatized by disease, religion, or race to name a few. Understanding these groups better helps maximize the care they receive in the hospitals and how they are treated as human beings. One of the more popular stigmas present in the healthcare field is impaired vision. This is a problem that affects millions of people in the U.S each year. It might not seem as extreme as the some of the…

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    Characteristics of Vision in Children with CVI The visual system is a powerful and complex tool for understanding and perceiving the world. It has many aspects and dimensions that change throughout an individual’s lifetime. Therefore, it is unsurprising that there are many stages of vision at which perception can become impaired. Cortical (or cerebral) visual impairment (CVI) refers to any impairment or loss of vision brought about by damage to the brain or the central nervous system, rather…

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    Chicken Run (2000) was also a reminded of never losing sight of your visions and goals. After several planned attempts of trying to escape Tweedy’s Egg Farm, Ginger the main character, is placed in solitary confinement for trying to escape her semi-organized group to freedom. Even though all the chickens want to escape, Ginger is the one most passionate about the cause. She believes there is more over the gate and has visions that every chicken deserves have the right to be free. The story…

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