Vision Impairment

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
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