Discusses all aspects of low vision care from screenings to evaluations - Self assessment questions included at the end of each chapter - Final case study chapter applies practical concepts to low vision practice
In Essentials of Low Vision Practice, Dr. Brilliant and a group of expert contributors explore how clinical data obtained from patient observation, history and examination procedures can be integrated into an effective treatment and rehabilitation plan. Each chapter examines how to evaluate a patient and how to follow through with treatment options.
Logically organized, the chapters flow in a uniform sequence from an introduction to the low vision patient, to examination, to low vision devices, to systems available to benefit the patient. This is followed by more sophisticated testing information and networking, and is tied in with case histories.
From beginner to experienced practitioner, this book is geared toward optometrists and ophthalmologists involved in low vision care. Optics, pathology, visual status and psychosocial issues are considered in discussions of low vision systems design and prescribing strategies.
Contents: Introduction; Psychosocial Implications of Visual Impairment ; The Low Vision Examination ; Specialized testing in low vision; The Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope: A New Frontier for Low Vision Rehabilitation; Common Disorders Encountered in Low Vision; Magnification Associated with Low Vision Systems; Low Vision Distance Systems I: Spectacles and Contact Lenses; Low Vision Distance Systems II: Telescopes and Telemicroscopes; Low Vision Near Systems I: Microscopes and Magnifiers; Low Vision Near Systems II: Electronic Magnification Systems; Rehabilitation of Peripheral Field Defects; Non-Optical and Accessory Devices; Computer Adaptive Technology for the Low Vision Patient; Driving with Low Vision; Low Vision Special Populations I: The Multiply Impaired Patient; Low Vision Special Populations: The Stroke Patient; Practice Management; The Rehabilitation Network; Case Studies
Readership: Optometrists, Students, Ophthalmologists