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Impact of Presbyopia and Its Correction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Impact of Presbyopia and Its Correction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Impact of Presbyopia and Its Correction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Ving Fai Chan, MSc, PhD,* Graeme E. MacKenzie, DPhil,† Jordan Kassalow, OD, MPH,‡§ Ella Gudwin, MA,‡ and Nathan Congdon, MD, MPH¶ǁ** 10,11 of presbyopic correction with glasses are as low as 10%. Abstract: Presbyopia affects more than 1 billion people worldwide, The prevalence of presbyopia in LMICs ranges from 43.8% and the number is growing rapidly due to the aging global population. 10,12–39 to 93.4%. However, most of these studies are of somewhat Uncorrected presbyopia is the world’s leading cause of vision impair- limited value in understanding the burden of presbyopia, as they ment, and as with other causes. The burden falls unfairly on low- and largely focus on distance vision, few were population-based, and middle-income countries (LMICs), in which rates of presbyopic correc- definitions of disease and age group cut-offs also vary. tion are as low as 10%. The importance of presbyopia as a cause of vision The definition of presbyopia is also potentially problematic. impairment is further underscored by the fact that it strikes at the heart 10,16–19,40,41 Many studies define NVI as uncorrected bilateral near of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology Wolters Kluwer Health

Impact of Presbyopia and Its Correction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2162-0989
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2475-5028
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10.22608/APO.2018449
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Impact of Presbyopia and Its Correction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Ving Fai Chan, MSc, PhD,* Graeme E. MacKenzie, DPhil,† Jordan Kassalow, OD, MPH,‡§ Ella Gudwin, MA,‡ and Nathan Congdon, MD, MPH¶ǁ** 10,11 of presbyopic correction with glasses are as low as 10%. Abstract: Presbyopia affects more than 1 billion people worldwide, The prevalence of presbyopia in LMICs ranges from 43.8% and the number is growing rapidly due to the aging global population. 10,12–39 to 93.4%. However, most of these studies are of somewhat Uncorrected presbyopia is the world’s leading cause of vision impair- limited value in understanding the burden of presbyopia, as they ment, and as with other causes. The burden falls unfairly on low- and largely focus on distance vision, few were population-based, and middle-income countries (LMICs), in which rates of presbyopic correc- definitions of disease and age group cut-offs also vary. tion are as low as 10%. The importance of presbyopia as a cause of vision The definition of presbyopia is also potentially problematic. impairment is further underscored by the fact that it strikes at the heart 10,16–19,40,41 Many studies define NVI as uncorrected bilateral near of

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The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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