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Glaucomatous visual field loss associated with less travel from home.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
2
Pages
187–193
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000139
PMID: 24374635
Source
Medline

Abstract

Individuals with glaucoma, particularly those with greater VF loss, are more home bound and travel away from home less than individuals with normal vision. Because being confined to the home environment may have detrimental effects on fitness and health, individuals with glaucoma should be considered for interventions such as orientation and mobility training to encourage safe travel away from home.

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