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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 mortality in older adults.

The prospective longitudinal study included 2,520 noninstitutionalized adults between 65 and 84 years old. Patients were reassessed at 2, 6 and 8 years after baseline. The study involved an at-home interview and a 4- to 5-hour clinic examination.

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014
Even while on vacation (visiting my son in Kauai), I try to get caught up on some educational reading. I just happened along an article on the Designs for Health blog…
In the Journals

Study: Current, prolonged smoking associated with AMD progression

August 18, 2014
People who are currently smoking or have a large number of pack-years smoked are at an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration progression, according to a…
In the Journals

Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014
Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual

A Fluoroquinolone with Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Potency

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3/24/2014
Watch as leading optometrists discuss the signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis and weigh various treatment…
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Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights

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7/25/2014
Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights
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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…

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014
Even while on vacation (visiting my son in Kauai), I try to get caught up on some educational reading. I just happened along an article on the…
In the Journals

Study: Current, prolonged smoking associated with AMD progression

August 18, 2014
People who are currently smoking or have a large number of pack-years smoked are at an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration…
In the Journals

Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014
Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative

'Be neither fish nor fowl'

August 13, 2014
This wise saying has roots that go back at least to the 15th century. It has been applied in many different contexts but applies today as good advice…
In the Journals

Study shows patients with AMD deny smoking more often than those without

August 12, 2014
A researcher has found that patients who smoke and have age-related macular degeneration fail to self-report smoking more frequently than patients in…

World Council of Optometry announces new membership categories

August 11, 2014
The governing board of the World Council of Optometry has established two additional categories of membership: individual and corporate.The…

Top 6 stories from organized optometry

August 8, 2014
The optometric industry’s associations have been busy the past 2 weeks, as evidenced by Healio’s recent headlines. The groups have named…
Industry News

North Carolina considers adding optometry school

August 5, 2014
To retain more optometrists in state, North Carolina needs to evaluate the feasibility of establishing an optometry school, according to the…
Industry News

AOA president: Optometry needs independent CE accrediting body

August 4, 2014
The American Optometric Association has called for optometry to work toward an independent continuing education accrediting body. David A. Cockrell…
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