Vision impairment, blindness affect 66 percent of nursing home residents in study
Nov 29, 2022
Vision impairment and blindness were linked to morbidity in a study across 74 facilities. But corrective lenses may play a big role in improving resident outcomes, researchers say.
Cholesterol, diabetes drugs lower the prevalence of age-related degenerative eye disease: study
Nov 21, 2022
Cholesterol and diabetes drugs were found to lower the prevalence of any type of age-related macular degeneration by 15% and 22%, respectively.
USPSTF: Evidence lacking for glaucoma screening in adults
May 24, 2022
The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force concludes that the evidence is currently insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms for screening for glaucoma in asymptomatic adults and for impaired...
Poor vision may lead to faulty diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment: study
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May 11, 2022
Unaddressed vision problems may skew the results of cognitive tests and lead to inaccurate diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment, researchers say.
FDA approves first-ever eye drop that corrects age-related vision loss
Nov 02, 2021
The new drug, Vuity, adjusts pupil size and corrects near vision without affecting distance vision, drugmaker Allergan says.
Vision impairment tied to cognitive decline
Jul 22, 2021
Contrast sensitivity impairment may affect cognitive decline across more domains than other vision measures
Eye drop corrects late-life vision loss in trial; Allergan reports patients’ feedback
May 10, 2021
Trial participants reported significant near-vision improvements under low-light conditions — without losing distance vision, reports Allergan, which is seeking FDA approval for the drug.
20-year glaucoma follow-up finds vision loss in only one fourth of patients
Apr 21, 2021
Ocular hypertension led to glaucoma in about half of patients over two decades, and to at least some vision loss in 25%. The findings may help clinicians and patients make personalized choices about managing...
Visual and hearing impairment double dementia odds, large study of elders finds
Apr 09, 2021
People with both visual and hearing impairments are twice as likely to develop dementia as their peers with only one impairment or normal sensory function, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 1
Apr 01, 2021
J&J shipment of 15 million vaccines halted due to manufacturing error … NIH: Preventive treatment slows eye damage in diabetes … Unhealthy gums tied to higher systolic blood pressure in healthy...