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June 1971

The Low Vision Patient.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(6):766. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050768020

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This manual is based on experience with 7,000 low vision patients at the New York Lighthouse. Many of these patients are undoubtedly among those forming the basis for Fonda's Management of the Patient With Subnormal Vision. Nevertheless, the present volume is complementary to the earlier work and not superfluous to it.

Four sections divide this practical manual into useful approaches to the patient as an individual medical problem in rehabilitation for maximal functioning in work or at home. History taking, for example, includes specific questions focused on the patient's problems and partial capabilities. Visual acuity testing rightly emphasizes near testing at the working distance. A step-by-step approach to near vision correction makes use of Sloan's near acuity concepts. Clear presentation characterizes all chapters in the book.

A uniquely valuable section is that dealing with subnormal vision in the child. This includes the child's examination, the ophthalmologist's contribution to the

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