4126.0 Vision Health and Aging

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Vision impairment is a serious public health concern among older adults that affects millions of people worldwide. Vision impairment is associated with higher prevalences of falls and injuries, depression, and social isolation. Therefore, eye health promotion and vision loss prevention is an important component of healthy aging. Healthy People 2010 calls for improving the vision health of the U.S. population through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the importance of eye health promotion and vision loss prevention in achieving healthy aging. 2. Assess the current status of vision health among older adults nationally and internationally. 3. Identify modifiable barriers in accessing eye care services among older adults.
John Whitener, OD, MPH

Understanding the perceived barriers and benefits to accessing treatment for presbyopia in an indigenous Filipino community
Thomas Wubben, BS, Gregory Wolfe, OD, MPH, Christopher Guerrero, MD, Gerald Giovannelli, BS, MBA and David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH
Welcoming Remarks
Cataract surgery and eye care services utilization among African-Americans: A comparison with Whites
Yan Li, MD, MPH, Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, Laurie Elam-Evans and Lina S. Balluz, ScD, MPH
Use of dilated eye examination among U.S. adults
Asel Ryskulova, MD, PhD, MPH, Richard Klein, MPH, Mary Frances Cotch, PhD and Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health), Women's Caucus

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

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