4418.0 Eye Care Access and Health Disparities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
National, state, and local data could help identify disparities in eye diseases, vision conditions, and access to eye care that can inform and advance national, state, and local policies. This session discusses vision and eye health disparities, identifies the reasons given for not seeking eye care, and describes supply and demand of eye care services within and outside the country.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe health disparities in accessing eye care services 2) Demonstrate the need to reduce vision health disparities 3. Provide evidence for public health policy and decision making

4:50 PM
Are there disparities for eye care utilization under a universal national health insurance program for children with eye diseases?
Yi Ting Fang, MD, Yiing-Jenq Chou, MD, PhD, Chieh-Yu Liu, PhD, Christy Pu, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Nicole Huang and Pesus Chou Chou
5:10 PM
Ocular Complaints among a Population of Underserved Ecuadorians: Public Health Implications
Stephanie Olbrych, MPH, Mendel Singer, PhD and Jennifer J. Furin, MD, PhD
5:30 PM
Reasons adults with moderate-to-severe visual impairment did not seek eye care in the preceding 12 months
Chiu-Fang Chou, Dr PH, Xinzhi Zhang, John E. Crews, DPA, Lawrence Barker, PhD and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH

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

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