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Title Vision loss in older adults : nursing assessment and care management / edited by Susan Crocker Houde
Published New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents ch. 10. Assistive devices and resources for older adults with age-related vision loss / Betsy Campochiaro and Catherine S. Sackett -- Low-vision rehabilitation -- What is low vision? -- The referral process -- The rehabilitation team -- The low-vision assessment and plan -- Aids and techniques -- Sighted guide -- Canes and guide dogs -- Optical aids -- Nonoptical aids -- The nurse's role in education and support -- Resources -- ch. 11. Future directions in the care of older adults with age-related vision loss / Kate Goldblum, Pat Gillett, and Joyce Powers -- Age-related macular degeneration -- Recent developments in treatment -- Therapeutic options for the future -- Nursing implications -- Cataracts -- Recent developments in treatment -- Therapeutic options for the future -- Nursing implications -- Glaucoma -- Recent developments in treatment -- Therapeutic options for the future -- Nursing implications -- Summary -- Index
ch. 4. Glaucoma / Arlene McGrory -- Diagnosis -- Intraocular pressure -- Optic neuropathy -- Visual field defects -- Pathophysiology and risk factors -- Open-angle glaucoma -- Angle-closure glaucoma -- Signs and symptoms of glaucoma -- Early detection of glaucoma -- Focused health history in and older adult with glaucoma -- Eye examination for the detection of glaucoma -- Referral to an ophthalmologist -- Medical management -- Laser procedures -- Surgical management -- Nurses' role in treatment -- ch. 5. Retinopathies / Judith M. Pentedemos -- Epidemiology -- Diabetic retinopathy -- Hypertensive retinopathy -- Anatomy -- Diabetic retinopathy -- Pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy -- Assessing for diabetic retinopathy -- Classification of diabetic retinopathy -- Hypertensive retinopathy -- Pathophysiology of hypertensive retinopathy -- Assessing for hypertensive retinopathy -- Diagnostic testing for retinopathies -- Management of retinopathies -- Diabetes management -- Hypertension management -- Surgical interventions -- Panretinal photocoagulation, focal photocoagulation, vitrectomy -- Conclusion
ch. 6. Prevention of age-related vision loss / Susan Crocker Houde -- Prevention of diabetic retinopathy -- Prevention of cataracts -- Sunlight exposure -- Cigarette smoking -- Antioxidants -- Prevention of age-related macular degeneration -- Antioxidants -- Cigarette smoking -- Sunlight exposure -- Fats, cholesterol, and fish intake -- Statins and aspirin therapy -- Prevention of glaucoma -- Conclusion -- ch. 7. Psychological and social impact of age-related vision loss / Karen Devereaux Melillo -- Psychological impact -- Experience of vision loss -- Social impact of age-related vision loss -- Successful aging and quality of life with vision loss -- ch. 8. Nursing care of older adults with age-related vision loss / Pamela Z. Cacchione -- Vision assessment -- Vision health history -- Assessment of visual acuity -- Assessment of contrast sensitivity -- Assessment of fields of vision -- Nursing models of care for the visually impaired -- Nagi disablement process model -- The sensory enhancement model -- Individualized sensory enhancement for the elderly (I-SEE) -- Nursing care of eye emergencies -- Retinal detachment -- Acute angle-closure glaucoma -- Temporal arteritis -- Cataract surgery complications -- Nursing care by setting -- Home care -- Outpatient clinic -- Acute care -- Long-term care -- Care planning for the visually impaired -- Older adult -- Case study -- Meet Ms. V. -- Dual sensory impairment -- Interdisciplinary care -- Preventing disability and dire outcomes of low vision in older adults
ch. 9. Supporting families of older adults with age-related vision loss / Catherine S. Sackett and Betsy Campochiaro -- How impaired vision affects daily life -- Emotions and vision loss -- Why should the family be part of the treatment team? -- How can the family help? -- The scope of the problem -- Intervention planning -- Independence needs -- Socialization needs -- Finances -- Safety issues -- Cooking -- Cleaning -- The health of the family -- The process of family evaluation -- Identifying the caregiver -- The invisible caregivers : children -- Effects of caregiving on health and well-being -- Emotional stress -- Anxiety -- Multiple roles -- Depression -- What helps family members? -- Positive aspects of caregiving -- Support groups -- Seeking support effectively -- Informal help -- Formal help -- Provider support -- Respite care -- Occupational therapy -- Transportation -- Summary
Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- ch. 1. Vision loss in the older adult: an introduction / Susan Crocker Houde -- Impact of vision loss -- Ocular and visual changes with aging -- Causes of age-related vision loss -- Age-related macular degeneration -- The role of the professional nurse -- an overview -- ch. 2. Age-related macular degeneration / Ruth Remington -- Pathophysiology -- AMD -- Risk factors -- Symptoms -- Diagnosis -- Medical management -- Antioxidant and zinc supplements -- Laser photocoagulation -- Photodynamic therapy -- Procedures under investigation -- Conclusion -- ch. 3. Cataracts / Pat Gillett, Kate Goldblum, and Joyce Powers -- Pathophysiology and etiology -- Signs and symptoms -- Diagnosis -- Minimum evaluation -- Additional evaluation -- Medical and surgical management -- General considerations -- Medical management -- Surgical management -- Summary
Summary Springer Publishing is happy to note the use of this title in the Nursing Education of America CEU classes!. This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Adjustment (Psychology) in old age.
Geriatric nursing.
Older people with visual disabilities -- Care.
Older people with visual disabilities -- Rehabilitation.
Aged.
Eye Diseases -- nursing.
Vision Disorders -- nursing.
Form Electronic book
Author Houde, Susan Crocker.
LC no. 2006023071
ISBN 0826103472 (electronic bk.)
1281812811
9780826103475 (electronic bk.)
9781281812810