Visual impairment and eye diseases in elderly institutionalized Australians.

@article{Vannewkirk2000VisualIA,
  title={Visual impairment and eye diseases in elderly institutionalized Australians.},
  author={Mylan R Vannewkirk and L Weih and Catherine A. McCarty and Yury L. Stanislavsky and Jill Keeffe and Hugh R Taylor},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 12},
  pages={
          2203-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and distribution of visual impairment and eye diseases by age and gender in an urban institutionalized population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred three residents of nursing homes and hostels. METHODS Fourteen nursing homes were randomly selected from 104 nursing homes and hostels located within a 5-km radius of each of nine clusters studied in the Visual Impairment Project (VIP) urban cohort. Participants completed a standardized… CONTINUE READING

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