COMPILED HERE are selected tips from this, Optometric Management’s May issue. Follow each tip to its full article.
ALSO IN THE ISSUE
OBSERVE PATIENT INTERACTIONS
Observe the patient and how he interacts with his surroundings in a low vision exam. Examples: the patient’s mobility and independence, body movements and peripheral awareness. Managing Low Vision in Private Practice, p.34
CONSIDER CONTACT LENSES FOR LOW VISION
In aniridia, the absence of the iris causes photophobia and glare. These concerns can be addressed using a painted or computer-printed opaque contact lens. Contact Lens, p.40
ACCOUNT FOR TIME IN CODING
If you have a patient who has AMD and you spend extensive time explaining to the patient his retinal findings, reviewing treatment options, etc., this may trigger the use of a 99000 code. Coding, p.49