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Age-related oculopathies "in a nutshell" (patient education materials)

1 May 1992


Effective doctor-to-patient communication is an essential component of health care which is difficult due to the complicated nature of ocular anomalies. Glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are two very common causes of decreased vision among adults older than 55 years. This thesis outlines the steps in composition and printing of patient-education brochures which can be used to supplement the practitioner's description of the diseases. The brochures contain concise, descriptive statements combined with simple illustrations and are printed with large easy-to-read print, in both English and Spanish. They explain the nature, pathogenesis, treatment, and prognosis of Glaucoma and AM D.


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