Visual Assessment in the Elderly: A Guide to Clinical Practice is overflowing with information. The aim of this project is threefold:
1) To educate clinicians on what ocular and systemic issues they may encounter in treating patients with low vision. There are detailed chapters discussing many of the ocular conditions and treatment considerations as well as chapters discussing the co-morbid systemic conditions. Many of the ocular conditions are accompanied by photos to offer a complete visual picture.
2) How to examine this special population and alter the examination if needed. While there are patterns in examining every population, the author provides alternative procedures to be considered. These are described in great detail allowing clinicians to not wonder how they should be performed but to focus on the information they are gathering.
3) What treatments should be considered, including vision therapy and low vision. Now that we know what conditions we are dealing with when examining this population, we are left with what to do. This book offers treatment options starting with optical correction leading all the way to VT and low vision. Therapy procedures and equipment needed are highlighted. Low vision treatment which might seem scary is broken down, explained, and made usable.
This is a book written for students and practitioners of all levels and is a wonderful general book that must be in every optometric library.