Joshua Ehrlich, MD, MPH, has received two grants to support his vision research in the areas of aging and quality of life.
Quality of Life and Functional Status
IMPORTANCE: Cataract-related vision impairment is an important public health issue that tends to affect older adults.
PURPOSE: To present ophthalmic patient time-tradeoff vision utilities for quantifying vision-related quality-of-life when the fellow eye still has good vision.
BACKGROUND: For patient undergoing cataract surgery in India, existing patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are either not culturally relevant, have not been adequately validate
IMPORTANCE: Administration of a brief questionnaire to evaluate glaucoma symptoms would lend useful information for patient care.
Dr. Ehrlich was awarded a K23 grant through the National Eye Institute (K23EY027848).
This study represents a relatively important step toward understanding the cognitive factors that impact the measurement of visual function among patients with glaucoma.
OBJECTIVES: Ophthalmologists assess eye complaints with a careful history and eye examination; however, other types of physicians have limited tools to evaluate anterior segment (A