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Managing Anxiety & Depression in Retinal Disease COPE 52358-PS

Managing Anxiety & Depression in Retinal Disease COPE 52358-PS

Managing Anxiety & Depression in Retinal Disease COPE 52358-PS

Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO
Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO

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Significant incurable vision loss conditions are prevalent. Difficult conversations often these leave patients with anxiety & depression. We discuss conversations that can relieve the fear, manage emotions and create a new future of independence and enjoyment.


At the end of this E-learning, the student will be able to:
Practitioners will experience the devastating emotional reaction to learning that they have an incurable, untreatable vision loss condition and may go blind.
Practitioners will learn an alternative to saying “nothing more can be done”.
Practitioners will leave with the ability to turn a hopeless prognosis into a hopeful future.

Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO

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Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO

Dr. Shuldiner received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1970. In 1975, he was certified in Low Vision by the New York State Optometric Association and was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. The doctor founded and was Clinical Director of upstate low vision clinics for The New York Lighthouse in 1981. He was instrumental in founding the Dutchess Lighthouse in 1983. In 1988, Dr. Shuldiner became the 41st Low Vision Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry.
In 1994 Dr. Shuldiner founded and is currently Clinical Director of LOW VISION OPTOMETRY of Southern California with offices throughout Southern California.
Dr. Shuldiner has lectured on Low Vision Care to eye professionals in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Africa, and throughout the United States. Dr. Shuldiner trains doctors of optometry to add low vision care to their practice
The late, world famous movie star Jane Russell, who suffered from macular degeneration, was successfully treated with telescopic glasses by Dr. Shuldiner in 2007 for reading, watching television, and recognizing faces.
Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., founded the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists in 2006. All of the members of the Academy have received extensive advanced training in Low Vision Care by Dr. Shuldiner in his California Offices.

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