3261.0 Vision and Aging in Health and Disease

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
The prevalence of age-related eye disease in the US varies with socioeconomic position, ethnicity, acculturation, and geography. The functional, psychological, medical, and economic impacts of visual impairment in the elderly are described. Current policies governing the delivery of low vision rehabilitation services are presented, with proposals for improvement. Specific interventions are proposed to enhance outcomes in American Latino elders.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the prevalence of various age-related eye diseases in the US as well as associated risk factors. 2) Describe the impact of elder visual impairment at the individual and societal level. 3) Identify measures to improve the visual function and quality of life of visually impaired older Americans.

12:33 PM
Age-related eye diseases in the United States, 2002 and 2008
Asel Ryskulova, MD, PhD, MPH and Richard Klein, MPH
12:48 PM
Visual function and health-related quality of life among people with age-related eye diseases— findings from BRFSS 2005-2007
Yan Li, John E. Crews, DPA, Zhi Hong (Amy) Fan, MD, PhD, Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, Jinan B. Saaddine and Lina S. Balluz, ScD, MPH
1:03 PM
Smoking and Visual Impairment among Older Adults
Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, Zhi Hong (Amy) Fan, MD, PhD, Lawrence Barker, PhD, Jennifer W. Kahende, PhD, Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, Yan Li and Jinan B. Saaddine

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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