Open Globe Management

Alessandro A. Castellarin, MD; Dante J. Pieramici, MD

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Compr Ophthalmol Update. 2007;8(5):111-124. 

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Visual Rehabilitation and Counseling the Patient and the Family

There are different levels of intervention to provide visual rehabilitation. Medical and surgical interventions can reduce disorderrelated impairment. Assistive devices, such as visual aids, may improve abilities in the presence of a given impairment. Social interventions with training and changes in the human and physical environment may increase participation regardless of reduced abilities.

The key of rehabilitation and counseling is to encourage patients with visual impairment to not give up. Patients should be strongly encouraged to not stop performing activities for which they have a reasonable chance of making adaptations.

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