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Surv Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul-Aug;58(4):348-58. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2012.07.005. Epub 2013 May 8.

High-risk populations for vision loss and eye care underutilization: a review of the literature and ideas on moving forward.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.


Much work has been done to highlight and understand the significant disparities in the use of eye care services, but they continue to exist. We review the existing literature on utilization in high-risk populations to provide a context for understanding what "high-risk" means, to understand the utilization patterns among high-risk populations, and to highlight barriers to appropriate eye care utilization. We also discuss potential approaches to reduce these disparities.

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