"Correctable undetected visual acuity deficit" in patients age 65 and over attending an accident and emergency department.
The rate of occurrence of correctable undetected visual acuity deficit (CUVAD) in a population of patients aged 65 and over was investigated, using a pinhole screening method, to compare the sociodemographic and optical eye care habits of patients with or without a functionally significant CUVAD.
Of 136 patients 46 (34%) were found to have a functionally significant CUVAD in one or both eyes which was not signficantly associated with optician or general practitioner contact, age, sex, social class, living situation, or number of medications.
Half the patients with significant CUVAD had not attended for 2 years mainly because of financial considerations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Déficit, Acuité visuelle, Oeil pathologie, Trouble vision, Exploration, Vieillard, Homme, Méthode étude, Fréquence apparition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Deficiency, Visual acuity, Eye disease, Vision disorder, Exploration, Elderly, Human, Investigation method, Occurrence frequency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0503271
Code Inist : 002B09K. Création : 199406.