5164.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Addressing Vision Care Needs: Adult Screening, Needs of Developing Countries

The impact of the vision problems of adults can be great, especially in developing countries. The presenters in this session will introduce technology to aid in the screening of adults for vision problems, two approaches to meeting the needs of communities in developing countries and the impact of childhood cataract surgery has had on visual functioning
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Satya B. Verma
12:30 PMA new portable autorefractor for vision screening and its reproducibility in adults
John A. Shoemaker
12:45 PMA new paradigm for primary eye care in developing countries
Ian B. Berger, Scott Pike, OD, Barbara Kazdan, OD
1:00 PMA simple and cost effective plan for enhancing vision care in developing countries
Erik M Weissberg, OD, Bruce Moore, OD, Melissa Rice, OD, Melissa Suckow, BS
1:15 PMPost-operative follow-up to assess visual outcomes in children who receive cataract surgery: Findings and goals of the Childhood Blindness Initiative
Alka Dev, MHS, Linda Chen, MPH, MPA, Louis D. Pizzarello, MD, MPH
1:30 PMNew approach to community vision screening and prevention of amblyopia in young children
David Granet, MD, Stuart Brown, MD, Barbara Brody, MPH, Jack Campana, MEd
Sponsor:Vision Care Section
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA