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Vision Impairment

Neuro, Cardiac Assessments Warranted in Young Patients With Transient Monocular Vision Loss

Study finds that three out of 20 patients had abnormal findings associated with their condition.
September 12, 2023

Job Status Remains Vulnerable for the Visually Impaired, Study Says

Those most likely to remain employed were individuals with higher education status, male gender, a spouse and no additional disability. Patients with fewer safety net items understandably suffered more.
July 19, 2023

Global Temperature Could Play a Role in Vision Impairment

Potential reasons for the association include greater exposure to pollution, infectious organisms and UV light in warmer areas, researchers suggest.
June 26, 2023

Visual Impairment, Blindness Need a Public Health Approach

A recent study using IRIS Registry data shows that eyecare disparities are large, particularly among racial minorities and the uninsured.
June 22, 2023

Assessments Prove Link Between Vision Impairment, Cognitive Decline

Across all measures, dementia was more than twice as prevalent in adults with impairment compared with those without.
June 7, 2023

Anxiety Disorders Linked to Visual Disabilities

This psychiatric consequence was found especially in an elderly population facing declining ocular health.
March 3, 2023

Reduction in Vision Loss Among Children, Adolescents Seen Over Time

Efforts throughout the past three decades have helped, but disparity still exists across different sociodemographic regions.
February 10, 2023

Over 25% of Elderly Americans Living with Visual Impairment

Experts characterize the rise in cases and differences based on socioeconomic status, education and ethnicity as evidence of failure of policymakers to expand access to care.
January 18, 2023

Large US Survey Reveals Social Disparities in Visual Impairment

Minority status and lower income correlated with higher rates of severe loss. Researchers advocate for public health initiatives and outreach programs aimed at high-risk groups.
November 8, 2022

Food Insecurity Linked to Visual Impairment

The relationship is especially prevalent among minority populations and may be “bidirectional” in nature, with each affecting the other.
October 12, 2022