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Título: Diagnostic performance of visual screening tests in the elderly
Autor: Lança, Carla Costa
Carolino, Elisabete
Palavras-chave: Ortóptica
Acuidade visual
Envelhecimento
Rastreio visual
Data: Set-2011
Editora: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
Citação: Lança CC, Carolino E. Diagnostic performance of visual screening tests in the elderly. In ICNAAM, Greece, 19th to 25th September, 2011. Oral presentation.
Resumo: The aging of Portuguese population is characterized by an increase of individuals aged older than 65 years. Preventable visual loss in older persons is an important public health problem. Tests used for vision screening should have a high degree of diagnostic validity confirmed by means of clinical trials. The primary aim of a screening program is the early detection of visual diseases. Between 20% and 50% of older people in the UK have undetected reduced vision and in most cases is correctable. Elderly patients do not receive a systematic eye examination unless a problem arises with their glasses or suspicion vision loss. This study aimed to determine and evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of visual screening tests for detecting vision loss in elderly. Furthermore, it pretends to define the ability to find the subjects affected with vision loss as positive and the subjects not affected with the same disease as negative. The ideal vision screening method should have high sensitivity and specificity for early detection of risk factors. It should be also low cost and easy to implement in all geographic and socioeconomic regions. Sensitivity is the ability of an examination to identify the presence of a given disease and specificity is the ability of the examination to identify the absence of a given disease. It was not an aim of this study to detect abnormalities that affect visual acuity. The aim of this study was to find out what´s the best test for the identification of any vision loss.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/344
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