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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (6): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2011
...August Colenbrander, MD The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ) used the Snell Visual Efficiency Scale (1925). Following scientific progress, the Vision chapter in the fifth and sixth editions of the AMA Guides began using the Functional Vision Score (FVS...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (6): 7–11.
Published: 01 November 2011
... how to perform visual acuity calculations and how to assess impairment of visual fields, including visual field test procedures and calculations. Additional factors can lead to a loss of functional vision and can limit the individual's ability to perform activities of daily living and include contrast...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of disturbances of the nervous system, divided for discussion here into four parts—the central nervous system (CNS), the peripheral nervous system, vision, and hearing—and offers guidance in using the AMA Guides, Fifth and Sixth Editions, in a variety of specific disorders within each group. For example, the CNS...
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Guides Newsletter (1996) 1 (2): 5.
Published: 01 November 1996
... than specified in the Guides . The Guides notes that Normal is not a fine point or an absolute in terms of physical and mental functioning and good health. More often, normality is a range or a zone, as with vision and hearing. The normal can vary with age, sex, and other factors. For example...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (6): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2009
... on the ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). This estimate is based on measured visual acuity and visual field with a possible allowance of maximum 15 points for other factors affecting vision. Since visual acuity and visual field can be measured more accurately than they can be estimated...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (5): 5–7, 10.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of certain types of visual loss on the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). Permanent visual impairment is defined as a permanent loss of vision that remains after a patient reaches maximal medical improvement in the underlying medical condition. To assess vision loss, physicians must...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (6): 14–15.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lee H. Ensalada, MD, MPH Symptom validity testing (SVT), also known as forced-choice testing, is a means of assessing the validity of sensory and memory deficits, including tactile anesthesias, paresthesias, blindness, color blindness, tunnel vision, blurry vision, and deafness. The common feature...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 9–17.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Daniel C. Schainholz, MD, MPH The assessment of visual impairment using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides), Fifth Edition, requires a thoughtful ophthalmologic evaluation and careful application of the functional vision tests and arithmetic criteria provided...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (4): 4.
Published: 01 July 1999
... Symptom validity testing, also known as forced-choice testing, is a way to assess the validity of sensory and memory deficits, including tactile anesthesias, paresthesias, blindness, color blindness, tunnel vision, blurry vision, and deafness—the common feature of which is a claimed inability...
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Guides Newsletter (2010) 15 (5): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2010
... parts, loss of hearing or vision, loss of function of bodily organs, lung impairment, and impairments in other organs. © 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2010 American Medical Association It is important for evaluating physicians and other stakeholders to understand how...
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TABLE 1.: Calculation of the Impairment Rating for the Visual System
Published: 01 January 2021
TABLE 1. Calculation of the Impairment Rating for the Visual System Note that the prefix visual is used when the score refers to each eye. The prefix functional refers to the estimated performance of the individual. The term vision score combines visual acuity and visual field estimates (... More
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Fifth Edition is not used for psychiatric and psychological disorders, chronic pain, visual or hearing injuries. PIRS is used for psychological and psychiatric conditions. Fourth Edition used for vision. MVA 4 Used with Motor Accident Impairment...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 7–8.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and impairments from the one course I had in Low Vision, but finally, Bernard R. Blais, MD, author of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability, has written a very easy to read and understand paperback book I would recommend to be part of the curriculum for all three levels...
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Guides Newsletter (1996) 1 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 1996
... rating. An example from the vision chapter is helpful. A patient with left eye vision of 20/12 and right eye vision of 20/18 does not have a right eye vision impairment. Vision in the right eye is normal, although it is less normal than the left. Similarly, a patient with normal median nerve...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 18.
Published: 01 January 2021
... for the Visual System, is defined by rule 12.4a.2.2 (5th ed, 296), which states: “If visual field data are not available and if there is no clinical reason to suspect visual field loss, the FFS [functional field score] may be assumed to be 100. In this case, the FVS [functional vision score] is the same...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in Tables 1 and 2 . Table 1. Jurisdictional Comparisons Australian Workers' Compensation Systems New South Wales (NSW) AMA Guides, 5th ed, but Chapter 14, Mental and Behavioral Disorder and Chapter 18, Pain removed. AMA Guides, 4th ed, Chapter 8, Visual System is used for vision...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 3–11.
Published: 01 September 2020
... impairment for this nerve are found in Section 13.4b, Table 13-9: Examples of Whole Person Impairment Due to Visual Acuity Loss, and Table 13-10: Examples of Whole Person Impairment (WPI) Due to Visual Field Loss (5th ed, 328-329). The examinee does not have total loss (her vision is severely pixilated; she...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as for loss of a hand or foot. (16) Binocular vision or per centum of vision: Compensation for loss of binocular vision or for 80 per centum or more of the vision of an eye shall be the same as for loss of the eye. (17) Two or more digits: Compensation for loss of two or more digits, or one or more...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... from acute COVID-19. High rates of anxiety and depression have been reported in some patients using self-report scales for psychiatric distress. Younger patients experienced more psychiatric symptoms than patients older than age 60. 12 Patients might continue to experience headaches, vision...