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Studies and Reports About the Impact of Vision Health

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501 Research Papers
The Association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis New

Published in 2015 Key Highlights: Myopia has a multifactorial etiology, although environmental factors are predominant in determining its current patterns. Currently, associations between near work activities and myopia have not been consistently observed. Therefore,  a systematic review was performed to quantify the effect of near work activities on myopia in children. Relevant articles published between […]

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Vision screening in children: Review of the literature New

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: In children, refractive errors and amblyopia are the two most common causes of avoidable visual impairment. Screening for these is essential, especially since there is a so-called “sensitive” period during which the maturation of the visual pathways is not complete. The child’s visual prognosis will therefore depend on his or […]

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Dose-Response Relationship of Outdoor Exposure and Myopia Indicators: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Various Research Methods New

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: Myopia in children has dramatically increased worldwide. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to evaluate the effects of outdoor light exposure on myopia. According to research data from 13 studies of 15,081 children aged 4-14 at baseline, outdoor light exposure significantly reduced myopia incidence/prevalence (odds ratio [OR] = 0.85, […]

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Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment Among the Elderly in Rural Southern Harbin, China New

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and causes of visual impairment(VI) and blindness by a population-based survey in an elderly rural Chinese population. Cluster sampling was used to select samples. The protocol consisted of an interview, pilot study, visual acuity (VA) testing and a clinical examination. […]

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Vision impairment, eye disease, and injurious motor vehicle crashes in the elderly New

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The objective of this case-control study was to identify visual risk factors for vehicle crashes by elderly drivers which result in injury. The sample consisted of licensed current drivers between 55 and 87 years of age who resided in Jefferson County, Alabama. Subjects were identified through Alabama Department of Public […]

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