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Vision is Taking a Spotlight

This time of year is quite busy for the vision community. The UK’s National Eye Health Week, EVER (European Association for Vision and Eye Research) Conference, the US’ the Eye...

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Vision impairment and combined vision and hearing impairment predict cognitive and functional decline in older women

KEY POINTS The study concluded that sensory impairment is associated with cognitive and functional decline in older women Further studies are needed to determine whether treatment of vision and hearing...

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Our Example Will Set the Stage for Our Children’s Future



We are undoubtedly experiencing challenging times across the globe. With the daily demands of our lives and the current state of the world, we may feel powerless to face...

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Ezell Fellowship Winner Combines Passion for Vision Care with Public Health



Afua Asare sees the big picture when it comes to ensuring good vision for all. Through her research, she is investigating how vision care fits into the broader public...

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Visual Impairment and Spectacle Coverage Rate in Baoshan District, China: Population-based Study

Key Highlights: This study was aimed at investigating the prevalence and risk factors of visual impairment associated with refractive error and the unmet need for spectacles in a special suburban...

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What Online Back-to-School Means for Your Child’s Vision



As we continue to live through, and with, the Covid-19 pandemic, many aspects of our lives are uncertain, including going back to school. This school year may look very...

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Trends in prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment over 30 years: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

Published in 2020 Key Highlights: To contribute to the WHO initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, an assessment of global vision impairment in 2020 and temporal change is needed....

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Direct and indirect effects of visual impairment on mortality risk in older persons – The Blue Mountains Eye Study

KEY POINTS The objective of this study was to investigate pathways from visual impairment to increased all-cause mortality in older persons. The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 persons 49...

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Can Good Vision be a Catalyst For a More Equitable World?



Earlier this month we celebrated International Women’s Day. The theme, Balance for Better, highlights the importance of including women in the conversation about their wellbeing – health, education, economic opportunities,...

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The increasing prevalence of myopia and high myopia among high school students in Fenghua city, eastern China: a 15-year population-based survey

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: Myopia is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and young adults. Multiple epidemiological studies have confirmed a high prevalence of myopia in Asian...

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