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JAMA. 2016 Mar 1;315(9):908-14. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.0763.

Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

Author information

1
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York2James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, New York.
2
University of California, San Francisco.
3
Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington.
4
University of Wisconsin, Madison.
5
Columbia University, New York, New York.
6
University of Georgia, Athens.
7
Pima County Department of Health, Tucson, Arizona.
8
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
9
Independent consultant, Washington, DC.
10
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
11
Fairfax Family Practice, Fairfax, Virginia13Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.
12
New York University, New York.
13
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California16Stanford University, Stanford, California.
14
University of Washington, Seattle.
15
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
16
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

Update of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.

METHODS:

The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on screening for visual acuity impairment associated with uncorrected refractive error, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration among adults 65 years or older in the primary care setting; the benefits and harms of screening; the accuracy of screening; and the benefits and harms of treatment of early vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

POPULATION:

This recommendation applies to asymptomatic adults 65 years or older who do not present to their primary care clinician with vision problems.

RECOMMENDATION:

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults. (I statement).

PMID:
26934260
DOI:
10.1001/jama.2016.0763
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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