CommunicationOptical AppliancesAssessment of Visual FunctionStandards of Practice

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In this session delegates are asked to watch a short video that outlines a case scenario of an 81-year-old patient with macula degeneration. The discussion will then be based around: 

  • The impact of low vision on her lifestyle and ability to cope with everyday tasks
  • Help and support that could help Moira adjust to her reducing vision
  • Appropriate communication of clinical findings with visual impairment due to macula degeneration.

This case is film-based. Download the film clip or stream it directly.

See the facilitator notes PDF below for more details, suggested learning objectives and discussion points for this case.  Further reference sources and related information can be found in the More information section.

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    The following learning objectives COULD be covered:

    • 1.2.1 To recognise that the patient’s expectations are often not met when they have a visual impairment and the need for empathetic communication. 
    • 2.2.1 Understands the additional social needs of visually impaired patients and considers options available locally. Explores benefits of registration and/or certification. 
    • 4.2.1 To explore the level of magnification required for day to day tasks and advise on simple low vision aids to help.
    • 4.2.2 To explore possible aids for television and other digital and electronic aids.
    • 7.1.5 To understand the impact of the reduced contrast sensitivity, lighting and glare on visual function and mobility for visually impaired patients and explores options to help with these issues.

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