Visual Perception and Clinical Orientation



(Ref: Visual Perception a Clinical Orientation) Eye care professionals routinely diagnose and treat conditions that affect visual perception. In the clinical textbook “Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation”, the author describes a patient with incipient cataracts and complains of marked reduction in vision that interferes with her daily activities. However, when visual acuity was measured, little or no reduction was found. How does one explain the inconsistency between the patient’s symptoms and the near-normal acuity? And, on the basis on one’s clinician’s knowledge and the patient’s visual perception, how does one best treat the patient?

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