Gary L. Mancil

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BACKGROUND Visual impairment is a major public health problem. Vision rehabilitation programs have the potential to restore independence and improve quality of life for persons with permanent vision loss, and few have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials. PURPOSE The Veterans Affairs (VA) Low Vision Intervention Trial is a multicenter randomized(More)
This study compared the effectiveness of the ITT Night Vision Viewer with the Wide Angle Mobility Lamp (WAML) as low-vision mobility devices for people experiencing night blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Both engineering bench testing and functional evaluations were used in the assessments. Engineering evaluations were conducted for (1)(More)
A variety of age-related changes occur in the visual system of older adults who are free from identifiable eye disease. Normal aging of the eye can affect visual functioning in older adults, and a variety of psychophysical tests have documented some of these effects. Dr. Meredith Morgan, a distinguished optometric educator, describes many of these changes(More)
PURPOSE The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT) developed an outpatient low-vision programme for patients with macular diseases providing low-vision rehabilitation comparable to VA inpatient blind rehabilitation centres (BRCs). This programme targets veterans who do not need or chose not to participate in a(More)
Doctors of optometry are independent primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Optometrists provide more than two-thirds of the primary eye care services in the United States. They are more widely(More)
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