4076.0 Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Eye Care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
Many conditions causing visual impairment and blindness are often asymptomatic in their early, treatable stages. This session describes evidence-based interventions to improve eye care access and quality.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate evidence-based policy and practice in eye care 2. Provide evidence for public health policy and decision making in achieving a population with healthy vision.

8:30 AM
Boston Child Self-Refraction Study
Bruce Moore, OD, Catherine A. Johnson, OD, Stacy Lyons, OD, Nicole Quinn, OD, Paulette Tattersall, Dip Pharm, MSc, Joshua Silver, DPhil and David Crosby, DPhil
8:50 AM
Visual impairment among community-dwelling East Harlem older adults: Implications for diabetes prevention and management
Michelle Ramos, MPH, Thalia Macmillan, PhD, MSW, Lawrence Kleinman, MD, MPH and Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH
9:10 AM
Knowledge and perceived barriers about Diabetic retinopathy and Dilated eye exam among patients with diabetes in an urban academic environment
Manisha Verma, MBBS, MPH, Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH, Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, CHES and Albert Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS

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