Tag: blindness

1. For non-experts, sensitivity in diagnosing CMV retinitis ranged from 64.0% to 95.5% and specificity ranged from 65.6% to 92.5%. 2. When compared to the expert consensus as a standard, mean sensitivity and specificity for non-experts were 93.2% and 88.4% respectively. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a serious complication...
Image: PD 1. Statin use was associated with a higher risk of cataract formation (OR 1.09; p=0.01). Length of statin use was associated with cataract formation, not dosage (OR 1.001; p<0.001). 2. Statin use is an independent predictor of cataract formation (OR 1.43; R2 = 0.52). Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown:...
Image: PD 1. As of 2010, approximately 32 million people (0.5% of the world’s population) were blind, 60% of which were women. Most of these blind individuals were from South Asia (10.6 million), followed by East Asia (5.2 million) and Southeast Asia (3.5 million.) 2. Among older adults, blindness prevalence decreased...