Low Vision

Principles and Management

Providing an ideal balance of theory and practice, Low Vision: Principles and Management covers all aspects of providing effective eye care to individuals with visual impairment. 

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Date 10/03/2023
Pages 352
Taille 27.5 x 21.5
Type Broché
ISBN 9780323876346

Description détaillée : Low Vision

This concise yet comprehensive resource covers everything from theoretical background to current rehabilitative aids and low vision treatment strategies - all while adopting a practical approach to vision care. It brings practising eye care professionals and students fully up to date with current optical and electronic devices and how they are used in everyday practice, as well as evidence-based vision rehabilitation guidelines.

  • Features comprehensive guidance on visual rehabilitation for acuity loss and visual field loss.

  • Describes a wealth of practical advice and real-world case scenarios to help guide your day-to-day patient interactions as well as your most challenging situations.

  • Covers hot topics, including the link between mental health and low vision, assistive technologies, measures of quality of life and other outcome measures, WHO classifications of visual impairment, and best practices for auditing and commissioning vision services.

  • Contains over 200 diagrams, illustrations, and patient photos to aid in visual understanding.

  • Explains how eye care professionals can work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide complete care.

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.

Sommaire : Low Vision

Part I:Defining Low Vision

Chapter 1: Different Definitions and Their Context

Chapter 2: Prevalence and Causes of Low Vision

Chapter 3: Clinical Measures of Visual Performance

Chapter 4: Functional Measures of Visual Impairment

Part II: Magnification as a Strategy for Improving Visual Performance

Chapter 5: Magnification

Chapter 6: Increasing Object Size

Chapter 7: Decreasing Viewing Distance

Chapter 8: Transverse Magnification

Chapter 9: Angular Magnification

Part III: Other Methods for Visual Rehabilitation

Chapter 10: Contrast and Glare

Chapter 11: Illumination and Lighting

Chapter 12: Aids for Peripheral Field Vision Loss

Chapter 13: Special Training Techniques for Field Loss

Chapter 14: Rehabilitation Techniques for Nystagmus

Chapter 15: Sensory Substitution

Chapter 16: Inclusive and Universal Design

Part IV: Clinical Procedures

Chapter 17: The Initial Assessment

Chapter 18: The Examination Routine

Chapter 19: Prescribing Magnification

Chapter 20: Training Patients in the Use of Magnifiers

Chapter 21: Evaluating Low Vision Services

Chapter 22: The Place of Low Vision in Optometric Practice

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