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Are there eye doctors that specialize in treating people with dementia?

We know of no practitioners who specifically specialize in eye care for patients with dementia, but most specialists who practice comprehensive ophthalmology have had experience in evaluating dementia patients. Most patients with dementia suffer from impaired vision, which is partly due to reduced mental recognition of what they are seeing and partly due to actual decreased function of the eyes. Dementia sufferers will often look askance from the person they are hearing or speaking with. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for this visual disability.

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