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January 1991

Providing Services for People with Vision Loss: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(1):27. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080010029019

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This is a collection of chapters written by various professionals from the fields of ophthalmology and vision rehabilitation. Each author presents a particular point of view within the vision rehabilitation continuum. The collection as a whole is an excellent overview of perspectives and clinical services that facilitate rehabilitation and adaptation of the visually impaired patient.

"... an excellent overview of perspectives and clinical services that facilitate rehabilitation..."

Individual chapters vary in style and focus. Some involve descriptions of specific programs or personal experiences, while others present a more comprehensive description of service programs. This diversity of perspective is both the strength and vulnerability of the book. The authors agree on the need to understand how vision loss affects the patient, the importance of vision rehabilitation services, and the need to work with other professionals to establish an integrated multidisciplinary and interagency approach to the provision of services. However, they disagree on

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