As a result of the increasing proportion of elderly people in the UK population, it is likely that the optometrist will see patients with dementia in the practice. These patients pose particular problems for the optometrist who has to carry out refraction or an eye examination. Since each case of dementia is unique, it is impossible to give guidelines which will ensure the cooperation of all patients. However, a knowledge of the changes in personality shown by patients and the special problems that can arise is helpful in attempting to test the demented patient.
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Optometry Today|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1991|
- eye examination