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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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The impact of myopia and high myopia: report of the Joint World Health Organization – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment from pathologic...

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The impact of uncorrected refractive error (URE) on the elderly population: A Systematic Review

January 2020 Key Highlights: Ageing and growth of the global population is expected to lead to a large increase in the number of persons wearing and/or needing vision corrections. However,...

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Age of onset of myopia predicts risk of high myopia in later childhood in myopic Singapore children

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of age of myopia onset on the severity of myopia later in life among myopic...

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The Cost of Myopia: An Interview with Dr. Kovin Naidoo

Over the last couple of months we’ve been highlighting the myopia epidemic and have received valuable feedback through our social media channels. What stood out to me are the comments...

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Status of Road Safety in the Region of the Americas

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: This report is a Road Safety report for the Latin America region and does not focus on vision. This is an updated report from the...

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The impact of uncorrected refractive error on children: A Systematic Review

January 2020 Key Highlights: The recognition of uncorrected refractive error (URE) as the major cause of vision impairment globally, particularly in children, has highlighted the need for evidence that can...

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Once Upon a Time in Cleveland

Once Upon A Time In Cleveland I am often asked why there is such a lack of awareness related to the financial and social costs associated with uncorrected vision. As...

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World Sight Day: An Opportunity to Refocus on Vision as a Global Priority

On October 8, the Vision Impact Institute will join many global vision organizations to emphasize the need for good vision in all communities and stages of life as part...

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