Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • G. Patients' Counselling


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


    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