Korean Journal of Optometry and Vision Science 2014;13(1):1-8.
Published online June 30, 2014.
저시력 재활의료서비스 개선방안 마련을 위한 관련 전문가 의견 조사
김경우, 문남주
중앙대학교 의과대학 중앙대학교병원 안과학교실
Survey of Specialists for Providing the Well-Organized Rehabilitation HealthCare Service for Low Vision Patients
Kyoung Woo Kim, Nam Ju Moon
Department of Ophthalmology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
To establish the delivery system of rehabilitation health care service for low vision patients by arranging the methods
for providing well-organized rehabilitation health care.
Methods: We surveyed of 10 ophthalmologists who give medical treatment for low vision patients with sending a questionnaire
by e-mail.
Results: A proportion of low vision patients requiring visual rehabilitation care among the whole visually disabled was 30.6 ±
5.9%. A weekly average number of low vision patients per one low vision clinic was 2.7 ± 1.16, and an average treatment time per
one visit was 1.0 ± 0.41 hours. The reason of low number of patients who treated in the low vision clinic compared to the demands
was estimated to be the low insurance costs for low vision treatment. In addition, optimal standards of equipments and facilities,
human resources for assigning the special hospital for low vision rehabilitation as well as reasonable costs of assisting
devices, items to be benefited, and methods of improving the cost-providing system were surveyed.
Conclusions: If with the special facilities based on the relevant demand, and with both economic support and improvement of
cost-providing system, the efficient low vision rehabilitation care will be supplied to low vision patients.
(Korean J Optom Vis Sci 2014;13(1):1-8)
Key Words: Low vision rehabilitation, Survey
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