Methods for a population-based study of eye disease: the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project

Livingston, P.M., Carson, C.A., Stanislavsky, Y.L., Lee, S.E., Guest, C.S. and Taylor, H.R. 1994, Methods for a population-based study of eye disease: the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project, Ophthalmic epidemiology, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 139-148, doi: 10.3109/09286589409047222.

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Title Methods for a population-based study of eye disease: the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project
Author(s) Livingston, P.M.ORCID iD for Livingston, P.M.
Carson, C.A.
Stanislavsky, Y.L.
Lee, S.E.
Guest, C.S.
Taylor, H.R.
Journal name Ophthalmic epidemiology
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 139
End page 148
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 1994
ISSN 0928-6586
Keyword(s) Activities of Daily Living
Epidemiology Methods
Eye Diseases
Health Services Accessibility
Population Surveillance
Urban Population
Vision Disorders
Visual Acuity
Visual Fields
Summary The methodology of the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project, a major population-based survey of eye disease on 3,500 randomly selected individuals aged 40 years of age and over in the Melbourne metropolitan region, is presented. The aims of the study are to determine the distribution and determinants of eye disease in an urban population; the impact of eye disease on visual function and the activities of daily living; and the accessibility of eye health care services in the community. All procedures are conducted according to a standardised protocol to allow for comparison with other population-based studies, both in Australia and overseas. Information collected from this study will be employed in the development of recommendations related to eye health care service delivery and establishment of priorities for future public education programmes and health research.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/09286589409047222
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1113 Ophthalmology And Optometry
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1994, Taylor & Francis
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