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Meta-Analysis of Sex Differences in Presbyopia

Key Highlights: Female sex has been found to be statistically significant in predicting earlier onset of presbyopia. Measurements of accommodative amplitude showed a weak tendency toward female association with presbyopia....

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Presbyopia: A Pilot Investigation of the Barriers and Benefits of Near Visual Acuity Correction among a Rural Filipino Population

Key Highlights: 6% of the study participants were found to have uncorrected refractive error. Reading glasses improved near vision in 77.7% of the participants having near vision impairment. Over 75%...

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Papua New Guinea Vision-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire: A New Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument to Assess the Impact of Impaired Vision

Background: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a new vision-specific quality of life (VS QoL) instrument and to assess the impact of vision impairment and eye...

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Visual Disability, Visual Function, and Myopia among Rural Chinese Secondary School Children: The Xichang Pediatric Refractive Error Study (X-PRES)—Report 1

Published in 2008 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to evaluate visual acuity, visual function, and prevalence of refractive error among Chinese secondary-school children. This was a cross-sectional...

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Magnitude and Pattern of Presbyopia Among Patients Seen on Outreach with Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, Loresho-Nairobi

Key Highlights: The elimination of cost reduces the barriers to access the eye services by women and thereby increase their turnout. 87.8% of the participants had presbyopia. Males required higher...

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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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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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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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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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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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