FEB 26, 2014
By Andrew G Lee, MD; Paul W. Brazis, MD; Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
Committee on Aging
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit
This podcast series from the Academy's Committee on Aging features leading experts who discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
In today's podcast, Dr. Andy Lee leads a discussion on the visual variant of Alzheimer's disease. Although the condition is uncommon, ophthalmologists should know when to suspect this unusual type of dementia, as unexplained vision loss is often the only presenting manifestation. Because few remarkable findings appear on exam, the disease can be a diagnostic challenge.