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Eye Disease Rates High Among Latino Americans
Date:5/1/2010

community is increasing as the population ages, and many eye diseases are becoming more common," Dr. Rohit Varma, principal investigator of LALES and director of the Ocular Epidemiology Center at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, said in a news release from the U.S. National Eye Institute.

The findings are published in four reports in the May issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

"These data have significant public health implications and present a challenge for eye care providers to develop programs to address the burden of eye disease in Latinos," Dr. Paul A. Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute, said in the news release.

The U.S. National Eye Institute provided funding for LALES.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about eye disorders.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: U.S. National Eye Institute, news release, May 1, 2010


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