Neuropsychological Sequelae of Adult Subjects with Retinopathy of Prematurity Compared to Other Blind Populations

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The blind have generally been considered to be a homogeneous population whose deficits arise from an interaction of loss of vision, age of onset and socialization. Sequelae are posited to exist merely due to the limiting effects of blindness on experience. This is believed to affect all blind persons equally regardless of cause of blindness provided that independent secondary disabilities do not exist. This study investigated the possibility that different causes of blindness are related to specific neuropsychological deficits which cannot be explained by the mere presence of blindness. It was found that neuropsychological differences existed among specific sub-populations of ... continued below

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O'Brien, Eugene Patrick August 1992.

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The blind have generally been considered to be a homogeneous population whose deficits arise from an interaction of loss of vision, age of onset and socialization. Sequelae are posited to exist merely due to the limiting effects of blindness on experience. This is believed to affect all blind persons equally regardless of cause of blindness provided that independent secondary disabilities do not exist. This study investigated the possibility that different causes of blindness are related to specific neuropsychological deficits which cannot be explained by the mere presence of blindness. It was found that neuropsychological differences existed among specific sub-populations of blind persons. These results suggested that the cause of blindness may be a marker for specific Central Nervous System involvement.

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O'Brien, Eugene Patrick. Neuropsychological Sequelae of Adult Subjects with Retinopathy of Prematurity Compared to Other Blind Populations, dissertation, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278698/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .