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Optometric assessment of the patient with mental retardation or special needs

1 May 2005


This material covers a collection of tests, techniques, and equipment that can be utilized for the proper assessment of special populations. Aspects of the comprehensive vision exam are covered including the pre-examination period, entrance skills, ocular health, prescription dispensing, and the period following the exam. Topics covered include visual acuity, binocular vision, color vision, visual fields, measurements of accommodation, refractive error, intraocular pressure, and the anterior and posterior segment examination. Background information, clinical pearls, and a specific battery of tests are presented to facilitate visual examinations of the special needs patient.


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