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This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population.
Impact of Vision Loss
Ocular and Visual Changes with Aging
Causes of Age-Related Vision Loss
Pathophysiology and Etiology
Signs and Symptoms
Early Detection of Glaucoma
Nurse's role in treatment
Management of Retinopathies
Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy
Prevention of Cataracts
Experience of Vision Loss
Social Impact of Age-Related Vision Loss
Successful Aging and Quality of Life with Vision Loss
How Impaired Vision Affects Daily Life
Emotions and Vision loss
Why Should the Family be Part of the Treatment Team?
How Can the Family Help?
Low Vision Rehabilitation
What is Low Vision?
The Referral Process
The Rehabilitation Team
The Low Vision Assessment and Plan
Aids and Techniques
The Nurses Role in Education and Support
Age-Related Macular Degeneration