Physician Collaborations: Healthy People 2010 Healthcare Improvement Effort Focus Area 28: Hearing and Vision Focus Area 28-10: Increase the use of vision rehabilitation services and devices Increasing Physician Referrals with Patient Education Eye Disease Brochures Michael Epp Friends University MHCL 609 September 16, 2008
Advanced Dry AMD. In addition to drusen, people with advanced dry AMD have a breakdown of light-sensitive cells and supporting tissue in the central retinal area. This breakdown can cause a blurred spot in the center of your vision.
Healthcare professionals who routinely treat older adults and children will be targeted for the brochures dispersal statewide
Primary care physicians, gerontologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other allied healthcare professionals, pediatricians, school nurses and special education teachers
Focus not only on doctors, but on their staffs, recognizing that it is often the office manager or the ophthalmic technician that is responsible for making referrals