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WHO forum addresses solutions for avoidable vision loss in elderly

October 6, 2014

Vision impairment was identified as a significant burden for older adults in a World Health Organization report on the needs in developing communities.

The report resulted from a forum held by the World Health Organization (WHO) at which 170 experts from 21 countries presented evidence of the aging phenomenon along with the latest social and technological innovations.

In the Journals

AAO: Children with visual impairments must have continual care

September 3, 2014
Constant clinical low vision care is vital for children with visual impairments to succeed in school and in their communities, according to a position paper from the Low…
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ODs can help elderly patients maintain quality of life

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2014
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, MA, DOS, FAAO
Most people disdain the aging process. To me, it is “much ado about nothing.” Age 65 is neither the beginning nor, it is hoped, the end of anything. It is…
In the Journals

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014
Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which increases the risk of…
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WHO forum addresses solutions for avoidable vision loss in elderly

October 6, 2014
Vision impairment was identified as a significant burden for older adults in a World Health Organization report on the needs in developing…
In the Journals

AAO: Children with visual impairments must have continual care

September 3, 2014
Constant clinical low vision care is vital for children with visual impairments to succeed in school and in their communities, according to a…
figure Commentary

ODs can help elderly patients maintain quality of life

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2014
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, MA, DOS, FAAO
Most people disdain the aging process. To me, it is “much ado about nothing.” Age 65 is neither the beginning nor, it is hoped, the end…
In the Journals

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014
Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which…
In the Journals

Review: ODs can help prevent falls in older patients

July 18, 2014
A review recently published by Optometry & Vision Science discussed techniques to better manage older patients who are at risk for falling, one…
In the Journals

Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

July 11, 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of…
Industry News

Survey: Twenty percent of most practices consist of patients older than 65

April 11, 2014
A new survey shows that 39% of polled practices have patient bases consisting of 20% to 40% of patients older than 65 years, while 37% reported more…
In the Journals

Continued national surveys needed to track age-related vision conditions, study finds

March 24, 2014
In studying various surveys on common age-related vision conditions, researchers concluded that ongoing surveys designed to provide reliable…
Meeting News Coverage

New Low Vision Readers address contrast, lighting issues

March 14, 2014
ATLANTA – LVR Technology LLC announced Thursday here at SECO the availability of its patented readers built specifically for patients with…
Industry News

Eye test effective in identifying Alzheimer's disease, study shows

February 17, 2014
A clinical trial of Sapphire II, an eye testing system designed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, was successful, Cognoptix announced…
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