© 2019

Geriatric Ophthalmology

A Competency-based Approach

  • Hilary A. Beaver
  • Andrew G. Lee


  • Based on the successful first edition and a sold-out seminar held at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology ??

  • Completely updated with chapters on glaucoma in the elderly, age-related macular degeneration and its management, vision and hearing loss, elder abuse, and diabetic retinopathy and its management.

  • Provides a practical approach to assisting geriatric patients

  • Includes several high quality color images and illustrations not previously published

  • Written and edited by renowned medical experts in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hilary A. Beaver
    Pages 7-14
  3. Hilary A. Beaver
    Pages 15-26
  4. Joanna H. Queen, Hilary A. Beaver
    Pages 27-38
  5. Charles C. Wykoff
    Pages 39-51
  6. Jennifer Doyle, Gwen K. Sterns
    Pages 67-72
  7. Malkit K. Singh, Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 73-80
  8. Ariel Chen, Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 81-87
  9. Paul D. Chamberlain, Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 89-94
  10. Weijie Violet Lin, Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 95-102
  11. Hilary A. Beaver
    Pages 103-114
  12. Jennifer Doyle, Gwen K. Sterns
    Pages 115-121
  13. Andrew G. Lee
    Pages 123-126
  14. Sushma Yalamanchili
    Pages 127-132
  15. Sushma Yalamanchili
    Pages 133-138
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 139-145

About this book


Geriatric patients have unique responses to treatment and disease, often harboring co-morbidities that can impact evaluation, treatment, and prognosis, which can require specialized expertise or experience. Geriatric Ophthalmology, Second Edition draws upon the successful first edition by applying a competency-based approach to these patients, improving awareness, increasing understanding, and encouraging expertise about geriatric issues among eye care professionals.

These intersecting conditions and their treatment are comprehensively discussed in this fully updated second edition, complete with additional high-quality illustrations and photos. Each chapter utilizes illustrative cases to exemplify the points of care encompassed by the competencies.  Topics of special interest are included, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, low vision, all diseases of aging, and the effect of vision loss on the geriatric patient’s quality of life. Medical students, residents, fellows, clinicians, and allied health personnel alike will find this to be a comprehensive resource and exceptional guide to the care of older patients with geriatric ophthalmology problems.


geriatric medicine geriatric ophthalmology geriatrics macular degeneration ophthalmology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilary A. Beaver
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

About the editors

Andrew G. Lee MD

Chair, Blanton Eye Institute

Houston Methodist Hospital

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

Professor of Ophthalmology, UTMB and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A and M College of Medicine (Adjunct)

Adjunct Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Space Medicine, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the University of Buffalo 

Hilary Beaver, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geriatric Ophthalmology
  • Book Subtitle A Competency-based Approach
  • Editors Hilary A. Beaver
    Andrew G. Lee
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-04017-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04019-2
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 145
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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