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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Macular Degeneration

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Macular Degeneration

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Serena Scott MD, Barry Weiss, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20618
Date Posted: 
06/30/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/30/2017
Abstract: 

Macular Degeneration is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Identify the main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  2. Identify common symptoms and signs of early AMD
  3. State whether or not vitamin supplements have benefit for treating AMD
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Macular Degeneration. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20618