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

Annals of internal medicine (Impact Factor: 17.81). 07/2009; 151(1):37-43.


Description: Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for visual impairment. Methods: The USPSTF reviewed evidence published since its last review on screening adults 65 years or older in the primary care setting for visual acuity impairment associated with uncorrected refractive errors, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. Recommendation: The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for visual acuity for the improvement of outcomes in older adults. (I statement).

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