Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • G. Patients' Counselling

    Goals:

    1. Know the legal implications of visual loss.
    2. Be able to counsel the visually impaired patient.
    3. Be able to perform genetic counselling.

    Topics:

    1. Definition of legal blindness(1)
    2. Legal requirements for driving (visual) in the state in which you practice neuro-ophthalmology(1)
    3. Counselling of the visually impaired patient(1)
      1. Liaison with rehabilitation services (neurologic and for the visually impaired)
      2. Liaison with a low vision service
    4. Genetic counselling(3)
      1. Principles of genetics, genetic testing, and genetic counseling