Intership in low-vision and visual training programs: stage in Ipovisione e programmi Visual Training
Document typeBachelor thesis
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In this final project for the Degree in Optics and Optometry, I collected information in low vision rehabilitation. I followed an internship at the San Paolo Hospital in Milan, under the guidance of Doctor Paolo Ferri, Orthoptist by profession, where I was able to observe and participate in the management of patients in order to ensure the best possible solution for each particular case. Therefore, I was able to gain valuable knowledge on the characteristics of low vision patients and in the types of visual rehabilitation procedures that are available to them. In addition, data was collected in order to determine which specific rehabilitation techniques were most useful for each condition. Different cases of low vision patients were observed, such as patients with retinopathies, glaucoma and others. However, it was noted that visual rehabilitation efforts were mainly directed to age related macular degeneration (ARMD), which was one of the most common types of visual threatening conditions we encountered at the San Paolo Hospital.