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Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.


Current Recommendation

Release Date: July 2009

  • 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.
    Grade: I statement.

Supporting Documents

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 200 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 265 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 2 MB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 50 KB; PDF Help)

Update in Progress

In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.

Supporting Documents

Research Plan

USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.

Research Plan Public Comment Period
Draft Research Plan for Public Comment April 3–April 30, 2014

Current as of April 2014


Internet Citation:

Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsviseld.htm


 


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