Vision Loss in Older Adults

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Vision Loss in Older Adults

SKU# 9780826102188

Nursing Assessment and Care Management


  • Susan Houde PhD, APRN, BC

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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 for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 18, 2006
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102188
  • EISBN 9780826103475

Table of Contents 

  1. Vision Loss in the Older Adult: An Introduction, Susan Crocker Houde

  2. 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
  3. Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Ruth Remington

  4. Pathophysiology
    • AMD
    • Risk Factors
    Medical Management
    • Antioxidant and Zinc Supplements
    • Laser Photocoagulation
    • Photodynamic Therapy
    • Procedures under Investigation
  5. Cataracts, Pat Gillett, Kate Goldblum, and Joyce Powers

  6. Introduction
    Pathophysiology and Etiology
    Signs and Symptoms
    • Minimum evaluation
    • Additional evaluation
    Medical and Surgical Management
    • General considerations
    • Medical management
    • Surgical management
  7. Glaucoma, Arlene McGrory

  8. 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 an Older Adult with Glaucoma
    • Eye Examination for the Detection of Glaucoma
    Referral to an Ophthalmologist
    Medical Management
    Laser Procedures
    Surgical Management
    Nurse's role in treatment
  9. Retinopathies, Judy Pentedemos

  10. Epidemiology
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Hypertensive Retinopathy
    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
  11. Prevention of Age-related Vision Loss, Susan Crocker Houde

  12. 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
  13. Psychological and Social Impact of Age-Related Vision Loss, Karen Devereaus Melillo

  14. Psychological Impact
    Experience of Vision Loss
    Social Impact of Age-Related Vision Loss
    Successful Aging and Quality of Life with Vision Loss
  15. Nursing Care of Older Adults with Age-related Vision Loss, Pamela Z. Cacchione

  16. 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
    • Out Patient Clinic
    • Acute Care
    • Long-Term Care
    Care Planning for the Visually Impaired Older Adult
  17. Case Study
    • Meet Ms. V
    • Dual Sensory Impairment
    • Interdisciplinary Care
    Preventing Disability and Dire Outcomes of Low Vision in Older Adults
  18. Supporting Families of Older Adults with Age-related Vision Loss, Catherine S. Sackett and Betsy Campochiaro

  19. 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
  20. Assistive Devices and Resources for Older Adults with Age-Related Vision Loss, Betsy Campochiaro and Catherine Sackett

  21. 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
    Non-Optical Aids
    The Nurses Role in Education and Support
  22. Future Directions in the Care of Older Adults with Age-Related Vision Loss, Kate Goldblum, Pat Gillett, and Joyce Powers

  23. Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Recent Developments in Treatment
    • Therapeutic Options for the Future
    • Nursing Implications
    • Recent Developments in Treatment
    • Therapeutic Options for the Future
    • Nursing Implications
    • Recent Developments in Treatment
    • Therapeutic Options for the Future
    • Nursing Implications
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Recent Developments in Treatment
    • Therapeutic Options for the Future
    • Nursing Implications