Date & Time
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
465 Eye Care Needs of the Geriatric Patient*

Older individuals often present with eye conditions and pathologies unique to the geriatric population. Their sight may depend on their health care providers recognizing, understanding, and appropriately referring these patients for evaluation of their visual complaints and ocular conditions. This session reviews common conditions and pathologies and explains commonly reported symptoms, clinical signs, referral timetables, and possible treatments for the eye care needs of this growing segment of the correctional population.

Educational Objectives:

Review the symptoms of different eye conditions that commonly affect the geriatric incarcerated population

Describe the clinical signs of commonly seen ocular conditions in this population

Discuss the current treatment modalities of the more commonly seen conditions

Level: Basic