Archive | Volume 41 (1)

A Case of Troplopia: A Case of Conversion Disorder?

Julie Fitzpatrick, BOrth, BSc, PostGradDipHlthResMth
Vision Australia, Geelong, Australia

The low vision rehabilitation orthoptist is involved in assisting clients to maximize independence despite functional vision loss, which may come in the form of reduced vision, field loss, reduced contrast sensitivity, or loss of binocular functions. In this paper, a case study of an elderly female who presented with monocular triplopia is discussed. The relationship between conversion disorder and the patient’s symptoms, the importance of tailoring management to the patient’s functional requirements and the role of the orthoptist within a multidisciplinary team is discussed.

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