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January 1987

Geriatric Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(1):34. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060010040025

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The growing proportion of elderly patients has engendered a heightened awareness of their specific emotional and medical needs. The desire of persons in this growing segment of the population to improve their quality of life and meet those "golden years" with dignity and greater enjoyment has become increasingly important to the health care field. Maintenance of adequate vision commensurate with these patients' needs is becoming a larger role for the ophthalmologist and a host of health care specialists.

Geriatric Ophthalmology draws on the ample experience of the editors and 25 other outstanding contributors to summarize current knowledge about the emotional impact on visually impaired persons and to review the current clinical information about the more common ophthalmologic problems of the older age group. The latest medical and surgical approaches to these problems are covered in a general way, which is adequate for allied health care professionals. The complexity and variety

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