4136.0 Ocular Epidemiology, Interventions, and Outcomes

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
The presenters of this session deliver an array of ocular epidemiologic perspectives. A spectrum of visual impairment prevalence data will be presented and interpreted. Risk factors and interventions for specific disease entities will be discussed. Additionally, evidence-based methodological recommendations will be proposed.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error and glaucoma in the US as identified in recent observational studies. 2) Identify risk factors for uncorrected refractive error, glaucoma, and contact lens-related fungal keratitis. 3) Compare the benefits of specific methodological and analytic approaches to ocular epidemiologic questions.
Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD

10:33 AM
Prevalence of visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive errors in the United States
Asel Ryskulova, MD, PhD, MPH, Richard Klein, MPH, Mary Frances Cotch, PhD and Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES
10:48 AM
11:03 AM
Defective Plastic Bottles, Improper Storage Temperature, and the Worldwide Fusarium Keratitis Epidemic of 2004-2006
John D. Bullock, MD,MPH,MSc, B. Laurel Elder, PhD and Ronald E. Warwar, MD

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Organized by: Vision Care Section

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

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