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Journal: JAMA ophthalmology

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The Zika virus (ZIKV) has rapidly reached epidemic proportions, especially in northeastern Brazil, and has rapidly spread to other parts of the Americas. A recent increase in the prevalence of microcephaly in newborn infants and vision-threatening findings in these infants is likely associated with the rapid spread of ZIKV.

Concepts: Infant, Pediatrics, Brazil, São Paulo, Americas, Latin America, Nicaragua, Portuguese language

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The number of individuals with visual impairment (VI) and blindness is increasing in the United States and around the globe as a result of shifting demographics and aging populations. Tracking the number and characteristics of individuals with VI and blindness is especially important given the negative effect of these conditions on physical and mental health.

Concepts: Demography, United States, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, Demographic economics, Visual impairment, Photography, Massachusetts

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This study found evidence of a threshold effect in which the presence of bilateral soft drusen and depigmentation of retinal pigment epithelium was associated with substantially low health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adult Latinos from the United States.

Concepts: United States, Retina, Eye, California, Macular degeneration, Bruch's membrane, Drusen, Retinal pigment epithelium

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Strabismus is a binocular vision disorder characterized by the partial or complete inability to maintain eye alignment on the object that is the target of fixation, usually accompanied by suppression of the deviating eye and consequent 2-dimensional monocular vision. This cue has been used to infer the presence of strabismus in a substantial number of famous artists.

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Chinese American individuals are a fast-growing segment of people in the United States, but the burden and effect of diabetic complications on this group of people is not fully understood.

Concepts: United States, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, New York City, Chinese language, Latin America, Asian American, Chinese American

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Nitric oxide signaling alterations in outflow facility and retinal blood flow autoregulation are implicated in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Nitric oxide donation has emerged as a POAG therapeutic target. An exogenous source of nitric oxide is dietary nitrates.

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An increased understanding of the relationship between subconcussive head impacts and near point of convergence (NPC) ocular-motor function may be useful in delineating traumatic brain injury.

Concepts: Function, Traumatic brain injury, Intracranial pressure, Cognition, Eye

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Population-based prevalence estimates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) need to be determined to assess its burden among Chinese Americans, the fastest growing racial group in the United States.

Concepts: Hawaii, United States, Race, New York City, Asian American, European American, Chinese American, Indigenous peoples of the Americas