The visual appraisal of the mentally retarded
AbstractOwing to their intellectual handicap, it is of utmost importance that visual deficiencies of retarded children be recognised and corrected to provide maximum potential for learning. Visual deficiencies in this group are difficult to assess without special skills on the part of the vision practitioner. Methods of testing these children are described. It was found that the incidence of squints is ten times higher than in a normal population. The majority were found to be hyperopic (long-sighted). Comparative studies are discussed.
S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 2077 (1974).
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