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Objectives: To understand the reasons for poor cataract surgery uptake in people with blindness or severe visual impairment in rural South Africa.
Methods: A qualitative analysis of detailed, domiciliary interviews with a community-based random sample of elderly Zulus who were blind or severely visually impaired as a result of operable cataract, who had previously been invited for surgery but had failed to attend.
Results: Fear of surgery and a fatalistic attitude to the inevitability and irreversibility of blindness in old age were the main reasons for failure to attend for surgery. There was a lower level of disability and perceived need than had been assumed for people with such poor visual acuity. Non-surgical western style health care for systemic illness was common but few patients had sought any form of assistance for their poor vision. Issues of cost and accessibility were relatively unimportant.
Conclusion: Provision of affordable and accessible cataract surgery for the blind and severely visually impaired members of a community does not guarantee that it will be taken up. Other barriers to surgery may be revealed when practical issues such as cost and accessibility are addressed. Perceptions of visual disability among subjects with cataract may differ from simple objective clinical standards.
Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.
He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.
It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.
Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!
Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.
Seems much less frustrated with life
Reads non-stop and fast
Spelling abilities have been hugely improved
Seems much more confident
When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!
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