Visibility Vol 13 Issue 2, 2019


Educational Attainment, Missed Clinical Appointments, and Visual Acuity in Age-related Macular Degeneration


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. We have previously found that socioeconomic status (SES), as represented by educational achievement, is inversely related to visual acuity in people being treated for AMD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible mechanisms for this relationship in patients with AMD, specifically attendance at scheduled clinical appointments with a retina specialist, access to transportation, and driving licensure.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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