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Chapter 37 Sensory Alterations
SensoryDeficits- What are the four major diseases that frequently cause impaired vision in Americans age 40 and over?
Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
SensoryDeficits- What happens when someone has a sensory deficit
Pts not able to receive light and sound
Have blurred vision from cataracts and abnormal taste sensation from xerostomia
SensoryDeficits-What does sudden sensory loss due to an injury or side effect to medication cause?
Fear, anger, feelings of helplessness
SensoryDeficits- Example of sensory compensation?
Pt who is blind often develops an acute sense of hearing