Vision Care in LTC Facilities

Most residents of long-term care facilities are there for a reason, which means that condition usually gets the focus when it comes to care and treatment. Unfortunately, this means other things are neglected, like routine maintenance and preventive care. Statistics from a recent study suggest that cataracts are present in more older adults residing in LTC facilities than in those living on their own in the community, however, there are fewer cataract surgeries performed in LTC residents. Annals of Long-Term Care recently interviewed Joseph Eichenbaum, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, and discussed the issue of vision care in long-term care facilities. The full interview can be found here >>

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