3067.0 Visual Health in Vulnerable Populations in the US and Worldwide

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session will explore the cultural, economic, and geographic characteristics which predispose populations to eye disease. Attributes of successful domestic and international interventions will be presented. Additionally, vision care providers will discover opportunities to improve the general health indices of socially disadvantaged patients.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe cultural, economic, and geographic factors which predispose populations to eye disease. 2. Identify attributes of successful domestic and international interventions. 3. Evaluate opportunities for vision care providers to improve general health indices among socially disadvantaged patients.

8:35 AM
Prevalence of Trachoma in three Ethiopian Refugee Camps
Jerry E. Vincent, OD MPH, Brett Sutton, MBBS MPHTM, Bayleyegn Birhanu, RN, Worku Mekonnen, MD and Colleen Hardy, MPH

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Social Work

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

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