Publications

Lessons Learned From 2 Large Community-based Glaucoma Screening Studies

Community-based screening programs have had limited success in preventing vision loss from glaucoma due to overall low prevalence of glaucoma, screening limitations, and barriers to follow-up appointments. This editorial highlights lessons learned from 2 large prospective trials: the Philadelphia Telemedicine Glaucoma Detection and Follow-up Study and the Screening To Prevent Glaucoma Study. While some lessons are specific to ophthalmology, many lessons are applicable to screening for asymptomatic diseases in underserved, vulnerable communities.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Columbia University
10/2021
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Facilitators and Barriers to Glaucoma Screening Identified by Key Stakeholders in Underserved Communities: A Community-engaged Research Approach.

The aim was to identify the facilitators and barriers to implementing glaucoma screening programs in 2 community clinics.
  • University of Michigan
06/2021

A Randomized Trial to Improve Adherence to Follow-up Eye Examinations Among People With Glaucoma

Appointment nonadherence is common among people with glaucoma, making it difficult for eye care providers to monitor glaucoma progression. Our objective was to determine whether the use of patient navigators, in conjunction with social worker support, could increase adherence to recommended follow-up eye appointments.
  • Columbia University
05/2021

Alabama Screening and Intervention for Glaucoma and Eye Health Through Telemedicine (AL-SIGHT): Study Design and Methodology.

This paper presents the methods and protocol of a community-based telemedicine program to identify glaucoma and other eye diseases.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • University of Alabama Birmingham
05/2021

Michigan Screening and Intervention for Glaucoma and Eye Health Through Telemedicine (MI-SIGHT): Baseline Methodology for Implementing and Assessing a Community-based Program

The Michigan Screening and Intervention for Glaucoma and eye Health through Telemedicine (MI-SIGHT) program leverages community-engaged research, telemedicine, and health coaching to overcome key logistical and psychosocial barriers to improve glaucoma screening in underserved communities.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • University of Michigan
05/2021