How is your vision affecting your life?
Quality of life as a result of a disability is important to understand. It helps the individual, family members, and professionals caring for the individual. Quality of life of an individual with vision loss can be assessed using the Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ) developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) contracted with the Rand Corporation of Santa Monica, CA.
The VFQ measures vision specific health-related quality of life by having the individual complete 39 questions. Completing the questionnaire produces a Vision Score. Normal vision and no quality of life limitations, a score of 100 is possible. The lower the score, the greater the vision disability.
A large study (4077 patients in the AREDS study) by the National Institutes of Health showed that those who have advanced macular degeneration had a mean score of 74. Patients with advanced cataracts had an average score of 86 to 88.
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