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.
02/22/2024

Adequate Lighting May Foster Physical Activity for the Visually Impaired

This simple intervention might allow elderly patients to maintain appropriate levels of mobility.
02/13/2024

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.
12/11/2023

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.
10/25/2023

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.
09/12/2023

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.
07/19/2023

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.
06/26/2023

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.
06/22/2023

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.
06/07/2023

Anxiety Disorders Linked to Visual Disabilities

This psychiatric consequence was found especially in an elderly population facing declining ocular health.
03/03/2023

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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