Visual impairment and eye diseases in elderly institutionalized Australians.

  title={Visual impairment and eye diseases in elderly institutionalized Australians.},
  author={Mylan R Vannewkirk and L A Weih and Catherine A. McCarty and Y L Stanislavsky and Jill Keeffe and Hugh R Taylor},
  volume={107 12},
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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