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Feb 2012

Talking to Patients About Vision Loss and Rehabilitation

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: The Jewish Guild for the Blind, and Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons, New York, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(2):235-237. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.305

The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.1(p862)

How patients are told about their vision loss has profound implications for their adjustment and successful rehabilitation. Often there is no way to attenuate bad news; although their condition may be irreversible and untreatable, most often there is much help and hope that can be offered to patients. Parrish astutely and accurately observed that

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