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World Report on Vision | World Health Organization

Published in 2019 Key Highlights from Executive Summary: The global need for eye care is projected to increase dramatically in the coming decades posing a considerable challenge to health systems....

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Characteristics of Astigmatism in a Population of Tunisian School-Children

Published in 2015 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the characteristics of astigmatism in a cross-sectional study of schoolchildren in Tunisia. Specifically, the study addresses the...

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Vision Screening of Younger School Children by School Teachers: A Pilot Study in Udaipur City, Western India

Published in 2016. Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of school teachers for vision screening of younger school children and to study the pattern...

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The Impact of Corrected and Uncorrected Refractive Error on Visual Functioning : the Singapore Malay Eye Study

KEY POINTS The Singapore Malay Eye Study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and impact of vision impairment and major eye diseases in urban Asian populations. Approximately one quarter of...

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Attitudes of Students, Parents and Teachers Toward Glasses Use in Rural China

KEY POINTS Researchers sought to understand why myopic children in rural China aren’t wearing glasses. Parents, teachers and the children in three focus groups reported that glasses purchase and wear...

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Amblyopia and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review

KEY FINDINGS: Amblyopia is a common condition, which can affect up to 5% of the general population. The study populations included children with the condition, parents of children with amblyopia,...

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Performance-based and self-assessed measures of visual function as related to history of falls, hip fractures, and measured gait time. The Beaver Dam Eye Study.

KEY POINTS The purpose of the study is to report relationships between visual function parameters and falls, hip fractures, and gait time in adults. Falls were more commonly reported for...

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Depression and Anxiety in Visually Impaired Older People

KEY POINTS The study found that visually impaired people had a higher prevalence of depression compared with people with good vision. Of visually impaired older people, 13.5% were depressed (GDS-15...

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Impact of the Severity of Distance and Near-Vision Impairment on Depression and Vision-Specific Quality of Life in Older People Living in Residential Care

PURPOSE. To determine the relationship between the severity of distance and near-vision impairment on vision-specific quality of life (QoL) and depression in residential care residents. METHODS. Residents from three low-level...

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Myopia prevalence and risk factors in children

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for pediatric myopia in a contemporary American cohort. A cross-sectional study of...

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