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April 1964

Der Sehschwach: Ein augenarztlicher Beitrag zu seinen beruflichen, sozialen und menschlichen Problemen.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(4):602. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010618039

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Professor Dr. Med. R. Sachsenweger of Leipzig, Germany, has written a thoughtful monograph on the vocational, social, and humanitarian problems confronting those with subnormal vision. Although the medical aspects are not discussed, low vision aids are described and the advantages of telescopic lens systems are presented. In addition, the importance of proper lighting is stressed and a chapter is devoted to lighting of school and work areas for those with subnormal vision.

Greater emphasis is placed upon education, vocational training, and rehabilitation. Professor Sachsenweger recognizes that advice to those with subnormal vision must be individualized, not only in respect to schooling and employment but also when it concerns rehabilitation. It is pointed out that such problems may differ with the age at which visual loss occurs and with the occupation of the individual.

The text is supplemented by many tables which supply useful information about lighting requirements, visual aids, and

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