The American Journal of Ophthalmology Publishes Supplement of CDC Articles on Vision Surveillance in the U.S.
Vision loss is a serious public health problem in the United States and will get worse in the next 30 years due to the aging of the population, increasing in chronic diseases affecting the eye and vision, and changing demographics of the US population. There are significant variations among demographic groups in vision outcomes. Therefore, the vision and eye care communities have identified the reduction of population disparities in visual loss and in access to eye care services as top public health priorities in Healthy People 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened an expert panel of 14 national and international experts, to identify action steps and priorities to strengthen national and state surveillance systems in assessing and monitoring disparities in eye health, vision loss, and access to eye care over time and responding to national, state, and local needs. The product of the meeting is eight papers that are published in a supplement at the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
The panel members agreed on how such a surveillance system would work and what the minimal content of such a system might entail. A vision surveillance system needs to:
This webinar provides an overview of the review expert panel process and recommendations, characterize elements of a vision surveillance system, identify strategies for improving vision surveillance in the US, and identify resources for conducting vision surveillance, such as BRFSS, NHANES, and NHIS.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Sheila K. West, Paul Lee
Surveillance of Disparities in Vision and Eye Health in the United States: An Expert Panel's Opinions Original Research Article
Paul P. Lee, Sheila K. West, Sandra S. Block, Janine Clayton, Mary Frances Cotch, Colin Flynn, Linda S. Geiss, Ronald Klein, Timothy W. Olsen, Cynthia Owsley, Susan A. Primo, Gary S. Rubin, Asel Ryskulova, Sanjay Sharma, David S. Friedman, Xinzhi Zhang, John E. Crews, Jinan B. Saaddine
April Zambelli-Weiner, David S. Friedman
Disparities in Adult Vision Health in the United States Original Research Article
April Zambelli-Weiner, John E. Crews, David S. Friedman
John E. Crews, Donald J. Lollar, Alex R. Kemper, Lisa M. Lee, Cynthia Owsley, Xinzhi Zhang, Amanda F. Elliott, Chiu-Fang Chou, Jinan B. Saaddine
Chiu-Fang Chou, Lawrence E. Barker, John E. Crews, Susan A. Primo, Xinzhi Zhang, Amanda F. Elliott, Kai McKeever Bullard, Linda S. Geiss, Jinan B. Saaddine
Xinzhi Zhang, Mary Frances Cotch, Asel Ryskulova, Susan A. Primo, Parvathy Nair, Chiu-Fang Chou, Linda S. Geiss, Lawrence E. Barker, Amanda F. Elliott, John E. Crews, Jinan B. Saaddine
Amanda F. Elliott, Arthur Davidson, Flora Lum, Michael F. Chiang, Jinan B. Saaddine, Xinzhi Zhang, John E. Crews, Chiu-Fang Chou