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Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 6 avhandlingar innehållade orden onset age of blindness.
1. Auditory and Olfactory Abilities in Blind and Sighted Individuals : More Similarities than Differences
Sammanfattning : Blind individuals face various challenges in everyday life because of the lack of visual input. However, since they need to rely on the non-visual senses for everyday tasks, for instance, when navigating the environment, the question has been raised as to whether perceptual and cognitive abilities in these senses may be enhanced. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Aim: To study the relationship between hyperglycaemia and the onset/progression of retinopathy, blindness/moderate visual impairment or death, as well as the impact of improved glycaemic control on retinopathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Methods: Between January 1990 and October 1995 a total of 3,220 diabetic patients were enrolled in a programme for control and screening for retinopathy. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Best macular dystrophy (BMD) is an autosomal dominant inherited eye disease with a juvenile onset. Accumulation of the pigment lipofuscin in the retinal pigment epithelium can later cause macular degeneration and loss of vision. LÄS MER
4. Cataract induced by UVR-B 300nm : Characterization and genetic modulation of the lens sensitivity to oxidative stress
Sammanfattning : Cataract is defined as an opacification of the lens resulting in visual impairment. Worldwide, it is the number one cause of blindness and there are currently no strategies to prevent the onset of the disease. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed elective intervention in industrialized countries. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : A variety of disorders can cause retinal degeneration and hearing impairment, and it is of great value to have an early diagnosis since there is a large variation in phenotype and prognosis both within and between the different disorders. The general aim of this thesis was to characterize the retinal function, to describe the phenotype, and – where appropriate – to relate the phenotype to genotype in patients with combined visual and hearing impairment. LÄS MER