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Blindness indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termProperty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term647389
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:Help on this term

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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Origin:Help on this term

Office of Parliamentary Counsel 2016. Guide to Social Security Law. Assessment of Blindness for DSP. Viewed 27 September 2016,

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:Help on this term

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

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