Screening for comorbidities

Sushma Yalamanchili

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


An 82-year-old white female is referred from an assisted living facility to the eye clinic for redness of the left eye. She does not answer questions when spoken to and appears to have a blunted affect. She is uncooperative in reading the eye chart. It is very difficult to assess her visual acuity. According to the assisted living facility she does wear glasses and has a history of cataract extractions in both eyes. She is currently only on medication for hypertension. Recently she has become less and less responsive to her environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Ophthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationA Competency-based Approach
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781441900098
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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