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Nasal and Paracentral Regions of Optic Disc are Most Vulnerable to Visual Field Progression

Careful monitoring of these locations in patients with ocular hypertension may be useful.
February 21, 2024

Adequate Lighting May Foster Physical Activity for the Visually Impaired

This simple intervention might allow elderly patients to maintain appropriate levels of mobility.
February 13, 2024

Expanded Photoscreener Access Improves Amblyopia Screenings, But Not Disparities

One healthcare system screened 70% more patients after integrating this technology; however, persistent racial inequalities call for an additional solution.
February 6, 2024

Contrast Sensitivity Not an Effective Disease Screening Tool

It failed to aid diagnosis in a recent study but yielded insights into quality of life issues.
February 1, 2024

Study Shows Glasses Wearers Prefer Ease of Adaptation Over VA Precision

Distance acuity was not found to be a useful predictor of satisfaction with a new prescription and is likely over-relied upon in practice.
January 31, 2024

Elderly Adults with Vision Loss Engage in Less Physical Activity

Despite having a similar number of exercise sessions as their normally sighted counterparts, these periods of movement were more fragmented and shorter.
January 10, 2024

Amblyopia, Strabismus Higher in Twin Children

Female sex, younger gestational age and lower birth weight were also significantly more common in this patient population.
December 20, 2023

Vision Screenings Needed for Parkinson’s Disease

Active evaluation of visual function in these individuals is key to provide the best occupational therapy.
December 14, 2023

Only Half of Kids Receive Vision Screenings

In the US, this issue might be mitigated with partnerships health and school systems could forge with eyecare providers.
December 13, 2023

Research Proposes New Framework for Visual Field Testing

Some individuals with glaucoma may benefit from 10-2 patterns on top of the typically used 24-2.
December 11, 2023