Disparities in Adult Vision Health in the United States
Zambelli-Weiner, A., Crews, J.E. and Friedman, D.S.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
The purpose of this study was to review the existing literature on vision health disparities in major adult vision health outcomes and visual impairment.
This was a literature review research project which analysed relevant peer-reviewed publications.
Prevalence data on vision health outcomes is limited to findings from a few key population-based studies.
Vision loss and visual impairment are more common with age, and there is racial variation in the specific causes of vision loss (underlying health conditions).
Women are at greater risk of vision loss compared to men.
Vision-related disability and disparities in visual outcomes are monitored poorly at present.