Blindness and light
- Cataract surgery reduces risk of car accidents. // Ophthalmology Times;10/1/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 19, p15
Discusses findings of a study, published in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association, which showed that older people who have had their cataracts removed suffer half the number of car accidents of those who have not had the surgery.
- Effect of increasing age on cataract surgery outcomes in very elderly patients. Wong, Tien Yin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);05/05/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7294, p1104
Discusses the effect of increasing age on cataract surgery outcomes in elderly patients. Safety and effectiveness of cataract surgery; Questions of which elderly patients tend to benefit more from such surgeries; Need for a cautious approach is advised because of higher risks of systemic...
- Prevalence of Common Ocular Morbidities in Adult Population of Aligarh. Haq, Inaamul; Khan, Zulfia; Khalique, Najam; Amir, Ali; Jilani, Fatima A; Zaidi, Meena // Indian Journal of Community Medicine;Jul2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p195
Aims and Objectives: To determine the prevalence of common ocular morbidities (cataract, refractive errors, glaucoma, and corneal opacities) and their demographic and sociocultural correlates. Settings and Design: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in the field practice areas of the...
- Cataract in Latin America: findings from nine recent surveys. Limburg, Hans; Silva, Juan C.; Foster, Allen // Pan American Journal of Public Health;May2009, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p449
Objectives. To review recent data on blindness and low vision due to cataract in Latin America. Methods. Presentation of findings from population-based prevalence surveys conducted between 1999 and 2006 in nine Latin American countries covering 30 544 people aged 50 years and older. Results....
- Cataract blindness in older people and sight restoration: a reflection. Williamson, Swapna; Seewoodhary, Ramesh // International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice;Oct/Nov2013, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p212
Cataract is the main cause of preventable blindness globally; the World Health Organization (2010) estimates that cataract is responsible for 51% of world blindness, which represents approximately 20 million people. Surgical removal of cataracts is the only treatment that restores vision; it...
- SEEING IS BELIEVING. Stone, Martin // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Aug2008, Issue 310, p66
The article offers information on how to keep eyes healthy and prevent eye maladies. It cites macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts as the most common causes of blindness among seniors in North America. It tackles botanical extracts and supplements which have been extensively...
- Visual impairment in the 40- to 64-year-old population of Shahroud, Iran. Hashemi, H; Khabazkhoob, M; Emamian, M H; Shariati, M; Fotouhi, A // Eye;Aug2012, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p1071
PurposeTo determine the prevalence of visual impairment by age and gender in Shahroud.MethodsUsing random cluster sampling, 6311 Shahroud inhabitants who were between 40 and 64 years old were invited for ophthalmological examinations. Visual acuity worse than 0.5 LogMAR (20/60) and 1.3 LogMAR...
- New organization for tactile art. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Nov/Dec95 Part 2 of 2, Vol. 89 Issue 6, p24
Reports on the Bliseum, a non-profit organization founded to expand access to visual art for people who are blind or visually impaired. Projects; Contact information.
- The many faces of photojournalism. Worzala, Ellen M. // PSA Journal;Jul94, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p31
Focuses on human interest as subject for a photojournalism pictorial. Emphasis on facial expressions, body language, humor or unusual occurrence; Role of a photojournalist in news events.