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GERIATRICS: VISION IMPAIRMENTS
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protein build-up on the lens, cloudy, hazy vision, decreased night vision.
ARMD (age related macular degeneration)
Wet or dry. Leading cause of vision loss irreversible, affects central vision (macula) difficulty reading, needle-point, fine motor.
Is characterized by slow, progressive loss of central and near vision. most common cause of vision loss in people older than 60
Fluid with a high protein and cellular debris that has escaped from the blood vessels and has been deposited in tissues or on tissue surfaces, usually a result of inflammation. Deposits develop under macula leading to blank or dark spots in vision.
Blood vessels grow and leak under macula.
complication of diabetes, retina has a decreased blood supply, leading to the weakening/bleeding of blood vessels, can cause retinal detachment.
damage to the optic nerve leads to increased intraocular pressure, and loss of peripheral vision (tunnel vision) can lead to blindness.
discriminating between similar shades
Cause by CVA,head trauma etc.
DIPLOPIA: double vision.
Depth and distance perception,
HEMIANOPSIA: visual field loss.
ADAPTATIONS FOR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
Increase lighting, reduce clutter, large print, magnifiers, etc.
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