Vision

Convergence Insufficiency Common in the Geriatric Population

Prevalence was higher than in most previous studies.
06/14/2021

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Responsible for Vision Problems

Orientation difficulties predominated in a small study that found disorders in just over half of subjects.
05/27/2021

Closer CS Test Needed for Patients with Low Vision

Study shows performance improved when viewing the chart from a nearer vantage point.
05/26/2021

Post-concussion Oculomotor Screenings Fall Short

Associated vision problems may prolong recovery, and 70% of kids with TBI experience at least one.
05/21/2021

US States Lack Consistent School Vision Screening Rules

Only six necessitated exams at least every two years, while a handful of others had no requirements at all.
05/20/2021

VA Loss and Blindness Rates Higher Than Expected in US

New analysis indicates the issue is even more substantial than previously thought.
05/17/2021

Vision Impairment Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

CDC researchers say clinical and lifestyle interventions to accommodate visual disabilities can help prevent heart disease.
05/17/2021

Characteristics of Crash-related Vision Problems in Older Drivers

Impaired contrast sensitivity, slowed visual processing speed and reduced motion were the culprits, according to a real-world study.
05/13/2021

Endophthalmitis Prognoses Depend Heavily on Baseline Presentation

VA, presence of ocular pain and bacterial identification were significant risk factors for subsequent visual impairment in a Japanese population.
04/23/2021

Most Smartphone Apps Fare Poorly at Vision Testing

Researchers identified three platforms as the best of the bunch, yet stressed these too had limitations.
04/22/2021

Upcoming Events

June 17, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO and David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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June 23, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Joseph M. Coney, MD and Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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June 29, 2021

Genetic Testing: A New Frontier in Management of Inherited Retinal Diseases
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Speaker: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
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