Vision Impairment

Degree of Visual Impairment Significantly Impacts Employments Status, Study Finds

Odds ratios for unemployment were 3.69 in those with severe disability and 1.32 in moderate cases.

Adequate Lighting May Foster Physical Activity for the Visually Impaired

This simple intervention might allow elderly patients to maintain appropriate levels of mobility.

Global Burden of Visual Impairment Rose Over Last Three Decades

A recent study noted that the number of cases in working adults nearly doubled from 1990 to 2019, with unfavorable patterns occurring in developed regions.

Visual Disorders More Common in Children, Adolescents with ADHD

A large study concluded this is likely not a result of medication or misdiagnosis, though researchers did observe higher prevalence in non-stimulant vs. stimulant users.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anxiety Disorders Linked to Visual Disabilities

This psychiatric consequence was found especially in an elderly population facing declining ocular health.

Upcoming Events

May 17-19, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Spring Conference

Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Co-Chairs: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, and Selina McGee, OD

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November 15-17, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Fall Conference
Location: Grand Hyatt Nashville
Co-Chairs: Paul Karpecki, OD,  and Selina McGee, OD

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