Low Vision Academy Association
Low vision is the branch of Ophthalmology that deals with the diagnostic study and rehabilitation of patients with irreversible eye disease, characterised by insufficient visual acuity to carry out normal daily activities: generally that is less than 3/10 at a distance and less than 10 cp close up.
The Low Vision Academy is the most accredited scientific institution in Italy in the field of research on low vision. Annually it organises a national conference, where all the experts in the field meet, as well as several national residential courses.
The Low Vision Academy National Congress is distinctly based on scientific interdisciplinarity, in order to encourage dialogue across different fields with the aim of improving the therapeutic options available to the patient.
The approach to the patient with low vision doesn’t simply include an offer of rehabilitation with visual aids, but also embraces visual training, advanced diagnostics, antioxidants and neurotrophic therapies, applied surgery, retinal neuroregeneration and tissue techniques.
The Low Vision Academy is also a showcase for Italian researchers who have distinguished themselves for their research abroad, giving them the opportunity to exhibit the fruit of their international research, and offers space to ophthalmologists at an international level.
The topic discussed at the roundtable changes from year to year, and focuses on topics of common interest to the world of clinical rehabilitation: the latest state of the art treatment, the most advanced diagnostics, gold standard rehabilitation are all discussed.
There are 4 parallel courses on the topics most frequently encountered in low vision and vision rehabilitation.
The conference finishes with a less-technical session dedicated to visually impaired patient associations so that the patients can learn about new clinical developments and legal welfare updates in the field of vision rehabilitation.