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Vision Knowledge

Our vision knowledge section provides to you easy to understand vision loss facts, anatomy and eye injuries, traumatic brain injury and vision information, eye conditions and symptoms, as well as military eye trauma statistics. We have provided some basic definitions for you. For more information you can also check out our FAQs.


  • Consultation is the set of specialized clinical services that are provided when the patient requires involvement of others beyond the primary care team to meet the agreed upon plan of care.
  • Care Coordination is the overarching goal of the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) whereby all participants in the delivery of health services work cooperatively as a cohesive unit, facilitating access to care and improving each patient's health by providing the right care in the right place at the right time. It is a shared responsibility of all involved to engage the patient in shared decision-making and the cooperative exchange of information, expertise, and data to ensure smooth transitions and prevent that burden from being placed solely on the patient.
  • Care Management is a systemic approach to the implementation and facilitation of Care Coordination so that patients are linked with needed services, resources, and opportunities. This encompasses care across the continuum, connecting all services throughout the varied points of care for each veteran in their primary care panel (VA and non-VA services)
  • Case Management is a specialized services provided by designated clinicians who have unique training and skills to assist with highly complex situations requiring coordination of care that goes beyond the level normally offered by the primary care core team. It is a collaborative process under the population health continuum which assesses, advocates, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates options and services to meet an individual's and family's health needs through communication and available resources to promo te quality, cost-effective outcomes.

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