Reducing avoidable visual impairment in elderly home healthcare patients by basic ophthalmologic screening

@inproceedings{Nispen2019ReducingAV,
  title={Reducing avoidable visual impairment in elderly home healthcare patients by basic ophthalmologic screening},
  author={Ruth Marie Antoinette van Nispen and Hilde P. A. van der Aa and Frank Jan Timmermans and Nikki Meijer and Nicole M. Koster and Jos de Blok and Jan E. E. Keunen and Ger Hmb van Rens},
  booktitle={Acta ophthalmologica},
  year={2019}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence of potential age-related eye conditions in elderly who are assisted by home healthcare nurses. The number of referrals to the general practitioner (GP), feasibility of screening and associations between vision loss and health outcomes were also studied. METHODS Cross-sectional study in which trained home healthcare nurses screened the eyes of 151 patients [mean age 80 (50-96 years)] using their available correction, with VISION 2020 Netherlands screeners… CONTINUE READING
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The authors would like to thank Buurtzorg Netherlands home healthcare service, their nurses and patients for the kind cooperation. The study was initiated by VISION 2020 Netherlands and financially

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