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Place-based measures of inequity and vision difficulty and blindness

JAMA Ophthalmology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Residential measures of inequity through segregation, income inequality, or persistent poverty were associated with a greater number of residents living with vision difficulty and blindness in this cross-sectional study. It is essential to understand and address how neighborhood characteristics can impact rates of vision difficulty and blindness. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Patrice M. Hicks, Ph.D., M.P.H., email

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