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define visual impairment

substantial and permanent defective vision through congenital defect, illness or injury

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visual impairment general guidelines (criteria)

VA - 6/60 - 3/60
Up to 6/24 if moderate field loss
Up to 6/18 or better if severe field loss

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define severe visual impairment

blindness severe enough to prevent work for which sight is essential

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severe VI guidelines

VA - <3/60
6/60 - 3/60 with moderate field loss
6/24 - 6/60 with severe field loss

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what is an LVI + what is it for

letter of visual impairment - from health pro to council to provide info and imply responsibility of provision by social services

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What is an RVI

referral of VI - also allows social services help

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CVI - what? by who? 3 consequences?

certificate of VI/SVI
by opthalmologist
social services provision compulsory, access to benefits, must inform DVLA

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GOS18 - for what? examples? implies what?

relay info to GP + hospital eye service from optometrist eg signs of injury/disease, DR/glaucoma monitoring, unsatisfactory VA with best correction
implies transfer of responsibility to GP

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