Tag Archives: College of Optometrists

Optometric and Ophthalmological Tests for Visual Symptoms of Posterior Cortical Atrophy (BMJ Open)

Summary Research by the College of Optometrists on Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) has investigated the suitability of certain vision assessment tests to help differentiate between cortical and optical / ocular causes of visual impairment. An awareness of PCA helps to … Continue reading

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More on Statistical Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia and / or MCI (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary Analysis of data from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study has confirmed the widely reported association between hearing impairment and an increased likelihood of developing dementia and / or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Full Text Link (Note: This article requires … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia: the PrOVIDe Study (NIHR)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia (PrOVIDe) study investigated the prevalence of visual impairment in people with dementia, and addressed possible reasons behind any under-detection or inappropriate management of vision … Continue reading

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Overstretched and Under-Resourced Elderly Hospital Eye Services? (BBC News / BBC News Magazine)

Summary It is likely that “hundreds” of NHS patients in England every year may suffer irreversible sight loss, or potentially avoidable deterioration of vision, due to hospital eye services being overstretched and under-resourced. Increased demand for follow-up appointments has arisen … Continue reading

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Quality Standard for People with Sight Loss and Dementia (Royal College of Ophthalmologists / Vision 2020 UK)

Summary The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Vision 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group Committee have released their quality standard for patients with dementia and sight loss. It is based upon seven quality statements, intended to help … Continue reading

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Falling in Older People and Poor Eyesight (College of Optometrists / Opinion Matters)

Summary Many people are unaware of the relationship between poor eyesight and falls in older people, according to research to promote Falls Awareness Week. “The research, carried out by Opinion Matters, also showed that almost half of those surveyed (46%) … Continue reading

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