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Blindness indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term647389
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
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An indicator of permanent blindness. An individual is permanently blind if:

  • visual acuity on the Snellen Scale after correction by suitable lenses is less than 6/60 in both eyes;
  • a field of vision constricted to 10 degrees or less of arc around central fixation in the better eye irrespective of corrected visual acuity (equivalent to 1/100 white test object);
  • a combination of visual defects resulting in the same degree of visual impairment as that occurring in the above points.
Property group:Help on this termImpairment characteristic

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Government Department of Social Services

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Office of Parliamentary Counsel 2016. Guide to Social Security Law. 3.6.2.40 Assessment of Blindness for DSP. Viewed 27 September 2016, http://guides.dss.gov.au/guide-social-security-law/3/6/2/40.

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:Help on this term

Recipient—blindness indicator Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018

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