Assessing and Counseling Patients

Seeing the Whole Patient

A psychosocial history is fundamental to every patient assessment to understand their ability to perform activities of daily living and individual management goals. Some patients assume their difficulties with tasks or vision loss are signs of getting older and do not voice any concern. Therefore, you may need to proactively engage them in conversations about their day-to-day activities.

Connect With Your Patients on the Following:
Understanding GA
Current Impact
Future Monitoring

Educate to Empower

While the clinical appearance of geographic atrophy (GA) may look similar from patient to patient, the impact on individual lives may vary widely. Tailoring discussions to each patient’s specific needs facilitates effective expectation management and fosters patient engagement.

Discuss Aspects of the Expected Clinical Course With Your Patients By:


Describing GA and explaining the impact it may have


Reviewing the goals of management


Defining the importance of regular monitoring

Emphasize your patients’ role in partnering with all eye care professionals involved in their care.

Treatment Considerations

Treatment options exist for patients with GA secondary to AMD. Explore the clinical data about an FDA approved treatment option for your patients.

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Checklist for Patient Management