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Prevalence of Refractive Error, Presbyopia and Spectacle Coverage in Kahama District, Tanzania: A Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error

Key Highlights: A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted using 54 randomly selected clusters. A total of 3,230 subjects who were 15 years and older underwent standardised vision testing. The prevalence...

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A Qualitative Investigation of Visual Tasks with which to Assess Distance-Specific Visual Function

Key Highlights: A wide variety of distance-specific visual tasks were identified. Certain types of tasks relied on distance vision, such as; ambulation, driving, leisure, sports, and social functions. Other task...

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Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Published in 2016. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multidisciplinary committee to “examine the core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote...

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Prevalence and Causes of Visual Impairment in African-American and Hispanic Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity (VA) in a population-based study of minority preschool children....

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The Price of Exclusion: Disability and Education Looking Ahead: Visual Impairment and School Eye Health Programs

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: This Policy Note is part of a series on The Price of Exclusion: Disability and Education prepared as part of a broader work program on...

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Myopia – A 21st Century Public Health Issue

Published in 2019 Key Highlights from Editorial: Starting with a World Health Organization (WHO)–associated global scientific meeting on myopia, which was held at the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney,...

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Major and Subthreshold Depression Among Older Adults Seeking Vision Rehabilitation Services

Objective: Authors examined the potential risk factors of major and subthreshold depression among elderly persons seeking rehabilitation for age-related vision impairment. Methods: Participants (N = 584), age 65 and older,...

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Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Published in 2016 Key points: The ability to see deeply affects how human beings perceive and interpret the world around them. For most people, eyesight is part of everyday communication,...

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Visual Correction and Occupational Social Class

Key Highlights: The study aimed to determine whether types of optical correction for refractive error are associated with gender, social class and occupational group in the working population. A cross-sectional...

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Vision-Specific Distress and Depressive Symptoms in People with Vision Impairment

Purpose. To determine the unique contribution of vision-specific distress in predicting depressive symptoms in people with vision impairment attending a tertiary eye care clinic. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, interview-administered...

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