National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
- National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Harvard Department of Ophthalmology
- Director, Vision Rehabilitation
- Vision Rehabilitation
Dr. Jackson spearheaded the development of a new comprehensive vision rehabilitation model for patients with low vision using a multidisciplinary approach. Going beyond optical devices the new model addresses all aspects of patient's life including: reading rehabilitation, activities of daily living, patient safety, participation, and patient well-being. The model has become the framework for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) guidelines for vision rehabilitation. Dr. Jackson's time is divided between patient care and serving on national committees such as AAO Vision Rehabilitation Committee. She also conducts clinical research and devotes time to educating ophthalmologist and residents about comprehensive vision rehabilitation.
Dr. Jackson conducts research related to outcomes of comprehensive vision rehabilitation and the visual hallucinations experienced by patients with vision loss, called the Charles Bonnet Syndrome. She is interested in the translation of current research into clinical practice.
Dr. Jackson is the author of numerous research articles based on her studies in low vision rehabilitation including articles published in British Journal of Ophthalmology, Interactive Journal of Medical Research, Optometry Reports, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology, and Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.
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