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Invited Commentary
November 2018

Collaboration Is Needed to Improve the Quality of Eye Care and Eliminate Inequities

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(11):1234-1235. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3768

We are facing a crisis in ophthalmic health care delivery. Many potentially blinding diseases are more common in older populations. The US population older than 65 years is growing faster than the number of ophthalmologists.1 Technology, including telemedicine, has advanced, allowing us to manage many potentially blinding diseases. With a relative shortage of ophthalmologists and an increasing population older than 65 years, we must develop innovative solutions to prevent needless blindness.

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