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The Vision Center of Excellence focuses on improving the care of military personnel and veterans affected by eye injuries and diseases.

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3/23/2021
Top Sports for Eye Injuries: Water and pool activities, basketball, baseball, and softball

Top Sports for Eye Injuries: Water and pool activities, basketball, baseball, and softball

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3/23/2021
14.7% of eye injuries occur during sports

14.7% of eye injuries occur during sports

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VCE examines low vision with detection and care

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2/18/2021
military health personnel wearing a mask and performing an eye exam

Dr. David Eliason, of the Vision Center of Excellence, says low vision awareness is about prevention, detection, and continuing treatment.

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MHS refractive surgery experts discuss warfighter readiness

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1/13/2021
Image of Mr. McCaffery looking at a monitor with an eye on it

Refractive surgery is any surgery that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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Combatting hearing loss remains top priority

Article
5/22/2019
Hearing Center of Excellence audiologist Dr. Amy Boudin-George conducts an audiogram using the Enterprise Clinical Audiology Application, known as ECCA, which is being deployed and implemented at military treatment facilities throughout the Department of Defense to improve the way data is computed and patient information is shared in a centralized environment.  (DoD photo)

The DoD recognizes May as Better Hearing and Vision Month

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Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise

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3/7/2017
The Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) team is comprised of 26 U.S. military personnel and several host nation physicians who have partnered together to train medical teams in preparation for deployment. During the MEDRETE, the teams are able to improve the eyesight of more than 250 Panamanian patients during the two-week training exercise. The goal is to provide medical care that benefits the people of Panama, while building relationships with the accompanying Panamanian medical professionals.

The Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) team is comprised of 26 U.S. military personnel and several host nation physicians who have partnered together to train medical teams in preparation for deployment. During the MEDRETE, the teams are able to improve the eyesight of more than 250 Panamanian patients during the two-week training exercise. The goal is to provide medical care that benefits the people of Panama, while building relationships with the accompanying Panamanian medical professionals.

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Caring for Patients Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Fact Sheet for the Outpatient Care Team

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1/28/2015

This fact sheet is intended to assist outpatient providers in supporting patients with visual impairment.

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Caring for Patients Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Fact Sheet for the Inpatient Care Team

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1/28/2015

This fact sheet is intended to assist all who provide direct inpatient care to blind or visually impaired Service members or Veterans.

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