Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency-based Approach

Editat de Andrew G. Lee, Hilary A. Beaver
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As the Baby Boom generation ages, an increased need for geriatric specialty care becomes particularly important. This shift will especially affect ophthalmology, as the occurrence of common visual disorders such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy increases with age. This book anticipates this pending and inevitable demographic shift and fulfills the need for a practical, "bread-and-butter" approach to Geriatric Ophthalmology.

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ISBN-13: 9781441900098
ISBN-10: 1441900098
Pagini: 144
Ilustrații: 18 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 17 schwarz-weiße Fotos, 1 schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen, 5 schwarz-weiße Tabellen
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Ediția: 2010
Editura: Springer
Colecția Springer
Locul publicării: New York, NY, United States

Public țintă



1. Scope of the problem and demographic shift in population.- 2. Refractive error in the geriatric population.- 3. Cataracts and cataract surgery.- 4. Glaucoma in the elderly.- 5. Diabetic retinopathy and its management.- 6. Age-related macular degeneration and its management.- 7. Low vision: when vision fails.- 8. Visual loss and depression.- 9. Visual loss and dementia.- 10. Visual loss and hearing loss.- 11. Visual loss and falls.- 12. Elder abuse.- 13. Functional impairment and visual loss.- 14. The research agenda-setting process.- 15. Screening for co-morbidities.- 17. Refer co-morbidities.

Notă biografică

Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Virginia undergraduate school and the School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency and was the chief resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1993. Following residency, Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology with Neil R. Miller MD at the Wilmer Eye Institute and was a post-doctoral Fight for Sight fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from 1993-1994. He was formerly an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from 1994-2000. He has published over 240 peer reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and two full textbooks in ophthalmology. Dr. Lee serves on the Editorial Board of 12 journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and Eye. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Honor Award, the AAO Secretariat Award, and the AAO Senior Achievement Award.
Dr. Lee is currently Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery in the H. Stanley Thompson Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Lee is the Associate Program Director of Ophthalmology and is the Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME) new educational initiatives at the University of Iowa. Dr. Lee’s interest in geriatrics stems from his belief that ophthalmologists should strive to be physicians first and ophthalmologists second. He has served as the chair of the AAO Committee on Aging and on the Council of the Section of Surgical and Related Medical Specialties at the American Geriatrics Society.

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The elderly patient is not simply an "older adult." Geriatric patients have unique responses to treatment and disease: they often harbor co-morbidities that can impact evaluation, treatment, and prognosis. Often elderly patients may require specialized expertise or experience to deal with specific geriatric syndromes. It is not the goal of Geriatric Ophthalmology to make ophthalmologists into geriatricians. Rather, it is our hope that by applying a competency-based approach, we can improve awareness, increase understanding and encourage expertise about geriatric issues among eye care professionals.
Among the topics of special interest to the ophthalmologist treating elderly patients, the editors have included diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and low vision. As demographic trends demonstrate, the patient population of will continue to expand into the foreseeable future, making the competent and compassionate care of elderly patients an imperative for clinicians, public health officials, patients and families. Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency-Based Approach aims to provide the framework for quality patient care.


Based on a sold-out seminar held at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fulfills the need for a practical approach to assisting your geriatric patients