• By: Patrick Droste, MD, Sheryl Handler, MD, A. Melinda Rainey, MD, William Young, MD
    Learning Disabilities

    Introduction

    Dyslexia is a clinical diagnosis that requires formal testing, and patients often visit an ophthalmologist to obtain an evaluation. This chapter, which is divided into 4 sections, addresses the manifestations and history of dyslexia and learning disabilities, provides a primer for ophthalmologists, discusses controversy about treatment, and offers guidance for discussing the diagnosis with families, teachers, physicians, and other professionals.