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Geriatric patients have unique responses to treatment and disease, often harboring co-morbidities that can impact evaluation, treatment, and prognosis, which can require specialized expertise or experience. Geriatric Ophthalmology, Second Edition draws upon the successful first edition by applying a competency-based approach to these patients, improving awareness, increasing understanding, and encouraging expertise about geriatric issues among eye care professionals. These intersecting conditions and their treatment are comprehensively discussed in this fully updated second edition, complete with additional high-quality illustrations and photos. Each chapter utilizes illustrative cases to exemplify the points of care encompassed by the competencies. Topics of special interest are included, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, low vision, all diseases of aging, and the effect of vision loss on the geriatric patient's quality of life. Medical students, residents, fellows, clinicians, and allied health personnel alike will find this to be a comprehensive resource and exceptional guide to the care of older patients with geriatric ophthalmology problems.


Scope of the Problem and Demographic Shift in Population: Visual Disease Incidence and Prevalence in the Elderly Population Refractive Error in the Geriatric Population Cataracts and Cataract Surgery Glaucoma in the Elderly Diabetic Retinopathy and Its Management Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Its Management Low Vision: When Vision Fails Visual Loss and Depression Visual Loss and Dementia Visual Loss and Hearing Loss Visual Loss and Falls Elder Abuse Functional Impairment and Visual Loss The Research Agenda-Setting Project (RASP) Screening for Comorbidities Refer Comorbidities


ISBN-13: 9783030040192
Publisher: Springer (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
Publication date: March, 2019
Pages: 145

Subcategories: Geriatrics, Ophthalmology and Optometry


Andrew G. Lee MD Chair, Blanton Eye Institute Houston Methodist Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine Professor of Ophthalmology, UTMB and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A and M College of Medicine (Adjunct) Adjunct Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Space Medicine, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the University of Buffalo Hilary Beaver, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY USA