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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015

Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with illnesses or disabilities, according to recently published data in The Lancet.

“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability,” Theo Vos, MD, MSc, PhD, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington, said in a press release.

Ken Beckman

Publication Exclusive: Which device do surgeons prefer for optical biometry?

August 27, 2015
CEDARS (Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society) and ASPENS (American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons) is a joint society of cornea…
In the Journals

Study: Cataract surgery has no effect on circadian photoentrainment

August 27, 2015
Increased activation of blue light photosensitive ganglion cells has been seen after cataract surgery but has little effect on circadian photoentrainment, according to a…
In the Journals

ADHD symptoms associated with pediatric penetrating eye injuries

August 26, 2015
A positive correlation between penetrating ocular injuries and symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the pediatric population was found in a…

Allergan announces voluntary recall due to particulate matter

August 26, 2015
Allergan has initiated a voluntary recall of four topical ocular drugs because of customer complaints regarding particulate matter, according to a press release issued…
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Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO

BLOG: The path forward for optometry

August 11, 2015
The profession of optometry is at a unique crossroad for its role in the health care system. Although much of this…
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Carlson leads women to top positions in optometry

Carlson leads women to top positions in optometry

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
As part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 20th anniversary celebration, in each issue throughout 2015 we will…
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Ron Rosa

BLOG: 4 tips for making children comfortable during an eye exam

August 17, 2015
Even if you don’t work in pediatrics, chances are good that you’re going to have to treat a patient who is…
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