Geriatric Ophthalmology

A Competency-based Approach

  • Andrew G. Lee
  • Hilary A. Beaver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hilary Beaver
    Pages 15-25
  3. Hilary Beaver
    Pages 27-36
  4. Neil M. Bressler
    Pages 37-47
  5. Gwen K. Sterns
    Pages 59-63
  6. Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 65-70
  7. Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 71-76
  8. Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 77-81
  9. Andrew G. Lee, David Steven Friedman
    Pages 83-87
  10. Hilary Beaver
    Pages 89-98
  11. Gwen K. Sterns
    Pages 99-103
  12. David Steven Friedman, Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 105-107
  13. Sushma Yalamanchili
    Pages 109-113
  14. Sushma Yalamanchili
    Pages 115-119
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 121-127

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew G. Lee
    • 1
  • Hilary A. Beaver
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. OphthalmologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. OphthalmologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0009-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0014-2
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