Vision Impairment

Sleep Quality and Eye Health Correlation Well Documented Among Visually Impaired

Despite this, various gaps in research occlude understanding of the bidirectional relationship between ocular conditions and somnolence.

Self-Reported Visual ‘Difficulty’ Doesn’t Equal Visual ‘Impairment’

The discrepancy between subjective and objective measures is influenced by patient-level factors, with several groups prone to under/over-reporting their status, study says.

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.

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