AMA Guides™ to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability will help ophthalmologists and physicians untrained in ophthalmology accurately diagnose visual impairment and disability and better understand how visual impairment can impact everyday tasks. This comprehensive guide can be used to determine if visual impairment exists, the severity of the diagnosis, and how these translate into whether a person is able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or possibly related occupational duties. A companion to the AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, this publication explains evaluation of visual impairment and extends the visual impairment principles of the AMA Guides® Sixth to include some job requirements. This comprehensive publication is ideal for physicians who need to apply the AMA Guides Sixth principles to accurately perform visual impairment evaluations and assess and rate functional vision and ADLs.Features and Benefits
- Insight into the differences between visual impairment and visual disability
- Examples of some occupational ophthalmology and occupational optometry information, including possible job accommodations and restrictions
- Fundamental information on the anatomy of the eye, types of vision, aspects of visual impairment, and multiple aspects of vision loss and their connection to visual rehabilitation
- Content based on the latest available science and best practices in ophthalmology impairment and disability—details the “before impairment” and “after impairment” Examples of the latest Americans with Disabilities Act rules that affect visual disability Illustrations to show some of the different types of visual exams and ocular screenings, and how to interpret the results
- Charts and figures that clarify difficult concepts and provide concrete assistance to readers
- Foreword by Colonel Thomas J. Tredici, MD, USN (retired), the founder of aerospace medicine in the Air Force and NASA, and a specialist in the field of occupational ophthalmology.
AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability will help ophthalmologists and physicians untrained in ophthalmology accurately diagnose visual impairment and disability and better understand how visual impairment can impact everyday tasks.
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