AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability

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AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability is the definitive guide on measuring the impact of visual impairment on activities of daily life. A companion to the AMA Guides Sixth, this text helps you determine if visual impairment or disability exists and its impact.

Uses

This comprehensive guide on vision and visual impairment can be used to determine if visual impairment or disability exists, the severity of the diagnosis and how this translates into whether a person is able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or possibly related occupational duties.

An Essential Tool in Assessing and Measuring Vision and Visual Impairment and Disability

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disabilityprovides basic background information for those untrained in ophthalmology, but will also be useful to ophthalmologists and optometrists who need to assess functional vision, impairments and ADLs. This resource is intended for physicians who handle eye injuries, from primary care physicians to ophthalmologists to impairment evaluators. Content is based on the latest available science and best practices in ophthalmology impairment and disability.

A companion to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, this unique publication applies both terminology from, and an analytical framework based on, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physicians will be able to apply the AMA Guides Sixth principles to accurately measure and assess functional aspects of visual IMEs.

Make AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability a Part of Your Reference Library

Ideal for:

  • Ophthalmologists and optometrists
  • Primary care physicians, including occupational health and environmental specialists
  • Orthopedists
  • Occupational health nurses
  • Emergency room nurses
  • Physicians' assistants
  • Allied medical personnel and those specializing in pediatric ophthalmology
  • Safety personnel
  • Lawyers involved with visual impairment and disability claims

Features

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability is a comprehensive guide on vision and visual impairment. Content includes:

  • Fundamental information on the anatomy of the eye, types of vision, aspects of visual impairment and the four aspects of vision loss and their connection to visual rehabilitation for those untrained in visual impairment
  • The latest information related to occupational ophthalmology and occupational optometry—details the "before impairment" and "after impairment"
  • Illustrations to show the different types of visual exams and aspects of vision loss
  • Visual impairment and possible job accommodations and restrictions
  • Recommendations for history, clinical tests and diagnoses
  • Charts and figures that clarify difficult concepts and provide concrete assistance to readers
  • Procedures and references for performing ocular screening and how to interpret screening results
  • Foreword by Thomas J. Tredici, MD, senior scientist for the School of Aerospace Medicine for the U.S. Air Force, San Antonio. Dr. Tredici is the founder of aerospace medicine in the Air Force and NASA, and specializes in the field of occupational ophthalmology.