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IMI - Risk Factors for Myopia

2021

International Myopia Institute supported by donations from Brien Holden Vision Institute, Carl Zeiss Vision, CooperVision, Essilor, and Alcon

Risk factor analysis provides an important basis for developing interventions for any condition. In the case of myopia, evidence for a large number of risk factors has been presented, but they have not been systematically tested for confounding.

Prevalence of Visual Impairment in School-Age Children: Data Analysis from PlanVue® Pilot Project

2021

The purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence of visual disorders among school-aged children in prioritized education zones in France.

Update and Guidance on Management of Myopia. European Society of Ophthalmology in Cooperation with International Myopia Institute

2021

International Myopia Institute

Myopia is recognized as a significant global public health issue, expected to affect an increasing number of people in the next decades. the main aim of this article is to increase awareness and to provide recommendations for European ophthalmologists to prevent the development and progression of myopia in children and adolescents.

Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement

2021

Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Commission and m Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital High-Level Innovative Talent Program for Distinguished Scholar

Time spent in outdoor activities has decreased owing to home confinement for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Concerns have been raised about whether home confinement may have worsened the burden of myopia owing to substantially decreased time spent outdoors and increased screen time at home.

The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: Vision Beyond 2020

2021

The Lancet Global Health Commission

The report was created through a broad consultation involving experts within and outside the eye care sector to help inform governments and other stakeholders about the path forward for eye health beyond 2020, to further the SDGs (including universal health coverage), and work towards a world without avoidable vision loss.

IMI - Impact of Myopia

2021

International Myopia Institute supported by donations from Brien Holden Vision Institute, Carl Zeiss Vision, CooperVision, Essilor, and Alcon

The global burden of myopia is growing. Myopia affected nearly 30% of the world population in 2020 and this number is expected to rise to 50% by 2050.

IMI - Prevention of Myopia and Its Progression

2021

International Myopia Institute supported by donations from Brien Holden Vision Institute, Carl Zeiss Vision, CooperVision, Essilor, and Alcon

The prevalence of myopia has markedly increased in East and Southeast Asia, and pathologic consequences of myopia, including myopic maculopathy and high myopia-associated optic neuropathy, are now some of the most common causes of irreversible blindness.

IMI - 2021 Yearly Digest

2021

International Myopia Institute supported by donations from Brien Holden Vision Institute, Carl Zeiss Vision, CooperVision, Essilor, and Alcon

The International Myopia Institute (IMI) Yearly Digest highlights new research considered to be of importance since the publication of the first series of IMI white papers.

Causes of Blindness and Vision Impairment in 2020 and Trends Over 30 Years, and Prevalence of Avoidable Blindness in Relation to VISION 2020: The Right to Sight: An Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

2021

Brien Holden Vision Institute, Fondation Théa, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Sightsavers International, and University of Heidelberg

The study estimated the prevalence and relative contribution of avoidable causes of blindness and vision impairment globally from 1990 to 2020. It aimed to compare the results with the World Health Assembly Global Action Plan (WHA GAP) target of a 25% global reduction from 2010 to 2019 in avoidable vision impairment, defined as cataract and undercorrected refractive error.

Health Systems Strengthening for Vision Care in The Gambia

2021

According to global estimates, 39 million people are blind and 285 million are at risk of severe vision loss, with a significant portion of this burden in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some African nations like The Gambia are beginning to tackle vision impairment by addressing the problem through a health system lens.

A Global Assessment of Eye Health and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews

2021

National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Moorfields Eye Charity, National Institute of Health Research Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, Sightsavers, Fred Hollows Foundation, SEVA Foundation, British Council for the Prevention of Blindness, and Christian Blind Mission.

More than 1 billion people worldwide have vision impairment or blindness from potentially preventable or correctable causes. Quality of life, an important measure of physical, emotional, and social well-being, appears to be negatively associated with vision impairment, and increasingly, ophthalmic interventions are being assessed for their association with quality of life.

Association between Vision Impairment and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

2021

Wellcome Trust, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Moorfields Eye Charity, National Institute for Health Research, Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, Sightsavers, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the Seva Foundation, the British Council for the Prevention of Blindness, and Christian Blind Mission.

The number of individuals with vision impairment worldwide is increasing because of an ageing population. As populations continue to age, the prevalence of vision impairment and blindness are projected to more than double over the next 30 years. The impacts of vision impairment and blindness are wide reaching, including an increased risk of falls, cognitive impairment and dementia, depression, disability, and loss of independence. Some studies have also reported that vision impairment and blindness are associated with an increased risk of mortality.

A Comprehensive Review of State Vision Screening Mandates for Schoolchildren in the United States

2021

Methods and frequency of vision screenings for school-aged children vary widely by state, and there has been no recent comparative analysis of state requirements. This analysis underscores the need for developing evidence-based criteria for vision screening in school-aged children across the United States.

Evolution of the Prevalence of Myopia among Taiwanese Schoolchildren: A Review of Survey Data from 1983 through 2017

2021

Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Prevalence of myopia in children has increased over the last decades. Population-based surveys revealed that school-age children in Taiwanese schools spending time in near-work activities have a greater risk factor for developing myopia and high myopia.

Increased Time Outdoors Is Followed by Reversal of the Long-Term Trend to Reduced Visual Acuity in Taiwan Primary School

2021

The study examines the change in the prevalence of reduced visual acuity in Taiwanese elementary school children after a policy intervention promoting students increased time outdoors every day for myopia prevention.

Visual Impairment, Severe Visual Impairment, and Blindness in Children in Britain (BCVIS2): A National Observational Study

2021

Fight for Sight, National Institute for Health Research, and Ulverscroft Foundation.

This is an observational study of children in the UK to prioritize childhood visual disability and ending avoidable childhood blindness. The study analyses the Incidence of visual disability at different age and ethnic groups.

The Association between Nearwork-Induced Transient Myopia and Progression of Refractive Error: A 3-Year Cohort Report from Beijing Myopia Progression Study

2021

Beijing Science & Technology Novel Star Program

This study investigates the natural change of nearwork-induced transient myopia (NITM), and its association with the progression of refractive error.

Prevalence and Factors Associated With Eyeglass Wear Compliance Among Preschoolers From Low-Income Families in San Francisco, California

2021

This study aims to assess the prevalence and factors associated with eyeglass wear compliance among preschoolers from low-income families who receive eyeglasses through the See Well to Learn program in 51 San Francisco, California Head Start preschools.

Prevalence and Impact of Eye Disease in an Urban Homeless and Marginally Housed Population

2020

This study is the first to conduct a comprehensive ophthalmic examination using portable equipment at various homeless shelter locations in an urban population to identify objective ocular pathologies in a randomly selected sample.

Visual Impairment and Spectacles Ownership Among Upper Secondary School Students in Northwestern China

2020

The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of visual impairment and spectacles ownership among academic and vocational upper secondary school students in rural China.

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