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Vision Loss

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Vision Loss in Older Adults [Article]

The four major causes of impaired visual acuity among older adults are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, and age-related cataracts. Effective strategies are available for preventing or delaying the onset of vision loss and blindness related to defined disease.


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.


Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Painless Vision Loss [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with gradually decreasing vision in her right eye. Retinal examination revealed intraretinal hemorrhages in the right eye with edema.


Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Glaucoma [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing treatment. She r...


Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Glaucoma: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults.


Jun 1, 2009 Issue
Vision Loss in Older Persons [Article]

Family physicians have an essential role in assessing, identifying, treating, and preventing or delaying vision loss in the aging population. Approximately one in 28 U.S. adults older than 40 years is visually impaired. Vision loss is associated with depression, social isolation, falls, and medicati...


May 15, 2008 Issue
The Visually Impaired Patient [Article]

Blindness or low vision affects more than 3 million Americans 40 years and older, and this number is projected to reach 5.5 million by 2020. In addition to treating a patient's vision loss and comorbid medical issues, physicians must be aware of the physical limitations and social issues associated ...


Dec 15, 2005 Issue
Unilateral Vision Loss with a Macular Star [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 15, 2000 Issue
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Update for Primary Care [Article]

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss among the elderly. In this condition, central vision is lost, but peripheral vision almost always remains intact. Affected persons rarely require canes or guide dogs. The diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration is base...



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