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Visual Impairment - A Global View By Edited by Heather McLannahan

Visual Impairment - A Global View
by Edited by Heather McLannahan

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Visual Impairment - A Global View shows how, through an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, sight can be saved. After exploring the physical basis of light, and the structure of the eye and how it interacts with light, the book examines the various causes of visual impairment.
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Visual Impairment - A Global View by Edited by Heather McLannahan

Most people rely more heavily on their sight than on any of their other senses for their day to day interactions with the environment. This is reflected in our vocabulary: if something is well-explained we might exclaim "I see!"; someone who has exciting ideas might be described as 'visionary'. Asked which sense we most fear using, the majority of us will put sight at the top of our list. Visual Impairment - A Global View shows how, through an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, sight can be saved. After exploring the physical basis of light, and the structure of the eye and how it interacts with light, the book goes on to examine the causes of visual impairment. These causes, such as cataracts, may be linked to the ageing process, but may also be a consequence of infection - a significant issue in many of the poorest regions of the world. The book is supported by a fully interactive DVD. This DVD features 'The eye' and 'Optics of the lenses and the eye', which combine animations and graphics; and two videos, 'Effective interventions in visual impairments' and 'Transmission of eye infections between children at play'. The Online Resource Centre features: For lecturers who are registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book in electronic format, available to download For students: - Access to ROUTES, a searchable internet database of online resources compiled by academic staff and subject-specialist librarians.

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About Edited by Heather McLannahan


Dr Heather McLannahan joined the Faculty of Science at the Open University in 2000, principally to write in the area of Health Sciences, having previously been a tutor on the Science Foundation course. Since 2000, she has actively contributed to the course materials for four Open University courses, including Human Biology, Biopsychology, Signals and Perception: the Science of the Senses, and Issues in Brain and Behaviour: Ageing and Addiction.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction and overview of visual impairment ; 1.1 Setting visual impairment in a global context ; 1.2 Introduction to visual impairment ; 1.3 Demography and visual impairment ; 1.4 What it is like to become visually impaired ; 2. The eye and light ; 2.1 Senses and messages ; 2.2 Light ; 2.3 Structure of the eye; anatomy and physiology ; 3. Other visual impairments ; 3.1 Refractive errors revisited ; 3.2 Cataract ; 3.3 Diabetic retinopathy ; 3.4 Glaucoma ; 3.5 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) revisited ; 3.6 Eye infections

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GOR003283906
Visual Impairment - A Global View by Edited by Heather McLannahan
Edited by Heather McLannahan
Introducing Health Science
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-03-13
120
019923731X
9780199237319
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.