Ophthalmology

Vision Problems Not Always Diagnosed in Vets with TBI

By Brenda L. Mooney CHICAGO — More than 160,000 veterans treated by VA are considered legally blind, and another million have low vision that challenges daily activities. While VA has an extensive network of services for those beneficiaries, new studies… Read More

New Eye Centers Goal is Vision Rehabilitation and Restoration for Injured Troops

By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Eye wounds are devastating for deployed troops, and the past decade’s conflicts have created ample opportunities for that type of injury, with the prevalence of explosive devices, projectiles, chemicals, biohazards, lasers and extreme environmental… Read More

Surgical Errors Dropped Significantly at VA; Safety Training Program Credited

WASHINGTON — Surgical errors have declined significantly at VA facilities nationwide, while the reporting of close calls has increased, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by VA researchers, credits agency-led quality improvement efforts with the decline in adverse… Read More