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Revision supplement review

by Ruby dylan (2020-11-05)

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There are a number of reasons why a patient's vision may be gradually declining. This can be very worrying for some patients. In others, the loss is so subtle that it is only picked up on routine screening by the optician. When the patient presents, it is important to take a thorough history, as the patient's perception of visual impairment (I can't read the paper) may be different to yours (the patient can see the words but they appear distorted rather than blurred, making the reading difficult). Visual impairment can have a profound impact on psychosocial well-being. Many causes of gradual visual loss can be diagnosed on history and examination alone with only the most basic additional investigations. This article will provide you with an outline of how to assess the patient presenting with gradual loss of vision, and the possible diagnoses and features that may help confirm these. Follow the links to find out more about the diagnoses themselves. Revision supplement review



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