Cynthia Owsley

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Visual processing speed
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Vision Res 90:52-6. 2013
  2. pmc Effect of an eye health education program on older African Americans' eye care utilization and attitudes about eye care
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Ste 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 105:69-76. 2013
  3. pmc A population-based examination of the visual and ophthalmological characteristics of licensed drivers aged 70 and older
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:567-73. 2013
  4. pmc Driving with bioptic telescopes: organizing a research agenda
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 89:1249-56. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the personal burden of eye disease and vision impairment
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:188-91. 2007
  6. pmc Vision and driving
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Vision Res 50:2348-61. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Association between visual attention and mobility in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Univerity of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1901-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of refractive error correction on health-related quality of life and depression in older nursing home residents
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Ste 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:1471-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression and the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:2259-64. 2004
  10. pmc Characteristics of low-vision rehabilitation services in the United States
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:681-9. 2009

Research Grants

  1. VISUAL DYSFUNCTION AND AGING--UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Clinical Vision Research Unit at UAB
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Planning a Clinical Trial on Low Vision Rehabilitation
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Aging and ARM: Dark Adaptation Impairment
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010
  7. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2009
  8. SPATIAL VISION AND AGING--UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 1993
  9. SPATIAL VISION AND AGING UNDERLYING NEURAL MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 1992
  10. Aging and ARM: Dark Adaptation Impairment
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. pmc Visual processing speed
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Vision Res 90:52-6. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Effect of an eye health education program on older African Americans' eye care utilization and attitudes about eye care
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Ste 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 105:69-76. 2013
    ..Policy changes may be more appropriate avenues for addressing cost. Trial Registration: NCT00591110, www.ClinicalTrials.gov..
  3. pmc A population-based examination of the visual and ophthalmological characteristics of licensed drivers aged 70 and older
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:567-73. 2013
    ..This study is a population-based examination of the prevalence of vision impairment and major ophthalmological conditions among drivers aged 70 and older...
  4. pmc Driving with bioptic telescopes: organizing a research agenda
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 89:1249-56. 2012
    ..Here, I offer an organizing perspective for a research agenda on driving with bioptic telescopes, with the long-term practical goal being to provide an evidence basis for licensure policies and training programs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the personal burden of eye disease and vision impairment
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:188-91. 2007
    ..To describe research methods for assessing the personal burden of eye disease and vision impairment on health and functional well-being...
  6. pmc Vision and driving
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Vision Res 50:2348-61. 2010
    ..We also discuss translational research issues on vision screening for licensure and re-licensure and rehabilitation of visually impaired persons who want to drive...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association between visual attention and mobility in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Univerity of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1901-6. 2004
    ..To examine the association between visual attention/processing speed and mobility in older adults...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of refractive error correction on health-related quality of life and depression in older nursing home residents
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Ste 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:1471-7. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of treating uncorrected refractive error through spectacle correction on vision-targeted health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms in nursing home residents...
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression and the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:2259-64. 2004
    ..To examine the impact of depression in older adults on responses to the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) independent of demographics, vision, and general health...
  10. pmc Characteristics of low-vision rehabilitation services in the United States
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:681-9. 2009
    ..To describe characteristics of services, providers, and patients in low-vision rehabilitation entities serving adults in the United States...
  11. ncbi request reprint Perceived barriers to care and attitudes about vision and eye care: focus groups with older African Americans and eye care providers
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:2797-802. 2006
    ..To identify by using focus group methods the perceived barriers to eye care and attitudes about vision and eye care among older African Americans as well as among ophthalmologists and optometrists serving their communities...
  12. pmc Educating older African Americans about the preventive importance of routine comprehensive eye care
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1089-95. 2008
    ..A next step is to verify through medical record review the extent to which the high rates of self-reported eye care utilization reflect behavior...
  13. pmc Impact of cataract surgery on health-related quality of life in nursing home residents
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:1359-63. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of cataract surgery in nursing home residents on health-related quality of life, as compared to those who have cataracts but who do not undergo surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint The visual status of older persons residing in nursing homes
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:925-30. 2007
    ..To characterize habitual visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, spectacle use, and eye care utilization in a large sample of older adults residing in nursing homes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Development of a questionnaire to assess vision problems under low luminance in age-related maculopathy
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:528-35. 2006
    ..To develop a questionnaire for assessing self-reported visual problems under low luminance and at night for use in studies on age-related maculopathy (ARM)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cone- and rod-mediated dark adaptation impairment in age-related maculopathy
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 114:1728-35. 2007
    ..To examine impairment in cone- versus rod-mediated dark adaptation in the parafovea of persons with age-related maculopathy (ARM)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of short-term, high-dose retinol on dark adaptation in aging and early age-related maculopathy
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:1310-8. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of a short course of high-dose retinol (preformed vitamin A) on dark adaptation in older adults with normal retinal health or early age-related maculopathy (ARM)...
  18. pmc Aging and vision
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Vision Res 51:1610-22. 2011
    ..Here we summarize salient developments in research on aging and vision over the past 25 years, focusing on spatial contrast sensitivity, vision under low luminance, temporal sensitivity and motion perception, and visual processing speed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of an educational program on the safety of high-risk, visually impaired, older drivers
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:222-9. 2004
    ..DESIGN/ SETTING: Randomized, controlled, single-masked intervention evaluation at an ophthalmology clinic...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of impulsiveness, venturesomeness, and empathy on driving by older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Safety Res 34:353-9. 2003
    ..Although personality characteristics such as impulsiveness have been linked to the driving safety and driving habits of young and middle-aged adults, little research has focused on the role of personality in older driver behavior...
  21. pmc Older drivers' attitudes about instrument cluster designs in vehicles
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 43:2024-9. 2011
    ..The results of this study will be used to guide the design of a population-based survey of older drivers about instrument cluster format, which will also examine how their responses are related to their visual processing capabilities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and psychosocial characteristics of patients with benign essential blepharospasm
    Tyler Andrew Hall
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Suite 609, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:116-9. 2006
    ..To examine vision-targeted health-related quality of life and psychosocial characteristics in patients with benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) compared with patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Impact of cataract surgery on self-reported visual difficulties: comparison with a no-surgery reference group
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Cataract Refract Surg 29:941-8. 2003
    ..To examine the impact of cataract surgery on older adults' self-reported visual difficulties and compare them with those of patients with cataract who declined surgery over the same period...
  24. pmc Health-related quality of life following blind rehabilitation
    Thomas Kuyk
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:497-507. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of residential blind rehabilitation on patients' vision-targeted health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and general physical and mental function...
  25. pmc The personal burden of decreased vision-targeted health-related quality of life in nursing home residents
    Amanda F Elliott
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    J Aging Health 22:504-21. 2010
    ..To present the bother subscales of the Nursing Home Vision-Targeted Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (NHVQoL) and to examine their relationship to the original NHVQoL subscales and objective measures of visual function...
  26. pmc Association between higher order visual processing abilities and a history of motor vehicle collision involvement by drivers ages 70 and over
    Carly Friedman
    Department of Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:778-82. 2013
    ..To examine in a population-based sample of 2000 drivers aged 70 years and older, the independent association between higher order visual processing impairment and motor vehicle collision (MVC) rate during the prior 5 years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of aging and age-related maculopathy on inactivation of the a-wave of the rod-mediated electroretinogram
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Vision Res 46:1422-31. 2006
    ..Those with early ARM did not exhibit inactivation slowing over and above what would be expected based on normal retinal aging. Persons in the late stages of ARM exhibited dramatic slowing in inactivation kinetics...
  28. ncbi request reprint Visual field defects and the risk of motor vehicle collisions among patients with glaucoma
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:4437-41. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between visual field defects in the central 24 degrees field and the risk of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) among patients with glaucoma...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of aging and age-related maculopathy on activation of the a-wave of the rod-mediated electroretinogram
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:3271-8. 2004
    ..To examine the impact of aging and age-related maculopathy (ARM) on the activation of phototransduction in rod photoreceptors by measuring the a-wave of the flash, full-field electroretinogram (ERG)...
  30. pmc Examining the association between age-related macular degeneration and motor vehicle collision involvement: a retrospective cohort study
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 97:1173-6. 2013
    ..Little is known about motor vehicle collision (MVC) risk in older drivers with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of this study is to examine associations between MVC involvement and AMD presence and severity...
  31. pmc Vision impairment and eye care utilization among Americans 50 and older
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Curr Eye Res 35:451-8. 2010
    ..Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) this study reports the overall and age-race-specific prevalence of self-reported vision impairment, eye diseases, and eye care utilization among older adults...
  32. pmc The nursing home minimum data set for vision and its association with visual acuity and contrast sensitivity
    Mark W Swanson
    Department of Optometry, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:486-91. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association between the Minimum Data Set's (MDS) Vision Patterns section and near and distance visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in nursing home residents...
  33. pmc Self-reported driving difficulty by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopia
    Walter T Parker
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Curr Eye Res 36:270-7. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc Trial frame refraction versus autorefraction among new patients in a low-vision clinic
    Dawn K DeCarlo
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:19-24. 2013
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint The Scotopic Sensitivity Tester-1 and the detection of early age-related macular degeneration
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 26:431-7. 2006
    ..Fundus appearance is the gold standard method for defining the presence of ARMD...
  36. pmc The impact of feedback on self-rated driving ability and driving self-regulation among older adults
    Michelle L Ackerman
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gerontologist 51:367-78. 2011
    ....
  37. pmc The impact of a vision screening law on older driver fatality rates
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1544-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of the Florida visual acuity licensing standard for drivers 80 years and older on fatal motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement...
  38. doi request reprint Visually impaired drivers who use bioptic telescopes: self-assessed driving skills and agreement with on-road driving evaluation
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55:330-6. 2014
    ....
  39. pmc Associations between visual, hearing, and dual sensory impairments and history of motor vehicle collision involvement of older drivers
    Kimberly A Green
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:252-7. 2013
    ..To examine the association between visual and hearing impairment and motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in older drivers...
  40. pmc Vision impairment among older adults residing in assisted living
    Amanda F Elliott
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Aging Health 25:364-78. 2013
    ..To examine rates of visual impairment of older adults in assisted living facilities (ALFs)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Visual field defects and vision-specific health-related quality of life in African Americans and whites with glaucoma
    Lillian Ringsdorf
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Glaucoma 15:414-8. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship of visual field impairment to vision-specific health-related quality of life and symptoms in a large cohort (N=345) of African Americans and Whites of non-Hispanic origin diagnosed with glaucoma...
  42. ncbi request reprint Vision-specific health-related quality of life in age-related maculopathy patients presenting for low vision services
    Kay Scilley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Callahan Eye Found Hosp, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:131-46. 2004
    ..Thus, it should be strongly considered for a multi-site clinical trial on the effectiveness of low vision rehabilitation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effect of cataract surgery on falls and mobility in independently living older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1089-94. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of cataract surgery on the occurrence of falls and mobility and balance problems in older adults with cataract...
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in eye injury in the United States, 1992-2001
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:521-7. 2006
    ..To report the trends of eye injury in the United States from 1992 through 2001...
  45. ncbi request reprint 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibitors and the presence of age-related macular degeneration in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Suite 609, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:33-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate both the use of cholesterol-lowering medications as a group and the use of statins specifically with regard to the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  46. pmc Association between retinal thickness measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and rod-mediated dark adaptation in non-exudative age-related maculopathy
    Mark E Clark
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 95:1427-32. 2011
    ..To examine associations between retinal thickness and rod-mediated dark adaptation in older adults with non-exudative age-related maculopathy (ARM) or normal macular health...
  47. pmc Vision-enhancing interventions in nursing home residents and their short-term effect on physical and cognitive function
    Amanda F Elliott
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:202-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of vision-enhancing interventions (cataract surgery or refractive error correction) on physical function and cognitive status in nursing home residents...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of cataract surgery on motor vehicle crash involvement by older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    JAMA 288:841-9. 2002
    ..Motor vehicle crash risk in older drivers is elevated in those with cataract, a condition that impairs vision and is present in half of adults aged 65 years or older...
  49. pmc Medical record validation of self-reported eye diseases and eye care utilization among older adults
    Paul A MacLennan
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    Curr Eye Res 38:1-8. 2013
    ..National surveys provide annual prevalence estimates but rely on self-report. The validity of self-reported information regarding eye disease has not been adequately explored...
  50. doi request reprint The epidemiology of chemical eye injuries
    Justin Blackburn
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Curr Eye Res 37:787-93. 2012
    ..To describe the epidemiology and identify categories of agents involved in chemical eye injuries...
  51. pmc Survey of older drivers' experiences with Florida's mandatory vision re-screening law for licensure
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:121-7. 2008
    ..To document the license renewal experiences of Florida drivers ages 80 and older who must pass a visual acuity test when renewing their driver's license...
  52. pmc The association between self-reported glaucoma and ginkgo biloba use
    Rita Khoury
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Glaucoma 18:543-5. 2009
    ..To assess the association between Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) use and glaucoma...
  53. ncbi request reprint Consumer product-related eye injury in the United States, 1998-2002
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Safety Res 37:501-6. 2006
    ..Information regarding consumer products associated with eye injuries can have important implications for the prevention of these injuries...
  54. pmc Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopia
    Jennifer Elgin
    Driving Assessment Clinic, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 64:268-78. 2010
    ..To examine whether some drivers with hemianopia or quadrantanopia display safe driving skills on the road compared with drivers with normal visual fields...
  55. ncbi request reprint The impact of cataract surgery on depression among older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:303-13. 2003
    ..Aged-related cataract is the leading cause of vision impairment in the elderly. Elderly individuals with cataract not only suffer from the difficulties in daily activities, but also are more prone to depression...
  56. ncbi request reprint Early age-related maculopathy and self-reported visual difficulty in daily life
    Kay Scilley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 109:1235-42. 2002
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: relationship to cognitive function and everyday performance assessments in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Gerontology 48:254-65. 2002
    ..Slowed visual-processing speed is common among older adults. Its impact on everyday task performance is not clearly understood...
  58. doi request reprint Glaucoma medication adherence among African Americans: program development
    Laura E Dreer
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 90:883-97. 2013
    ....
  59. pmc Impact of pediatric vision impairment on daily life: results of focus groups
    Dawn K DeCarlo
    UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 89:1409-16. 2012
    ..To identify through focus groups of visually impaired children and their parents, relevant content for a vision-targeted health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire designed for children aged 6 to 12 years...
  60. doi request reprint Changes in eye protection behavior following an occupational eye injury
    Justin L Blackburn
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Workplace Health Saf 60:393-400. 2012
    ..Although many workers' behaviors changed, health care providers should embrace the teachable moment when treating occupational eye injuries to encourage continued use or more appropriate forms of eye protection...
  61. ncbi request reprint Hypothyroidism and the development of open-angle glaucoma in a male population
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:1649-52. 2004
    ..To determine if hypothyroidism is associated with an increased risk of glaucoma using a large cohort of patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of an educational intervention in promoting self-regulation among high-risk older drivers
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 35:393-400. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Vision-specific health-related quality of life: content areas for nursing home residents
    Kay Scilley
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294 0009, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:449-62. 2002
    ..Future work will focus on developing a vision-specific HRQOL instrument for nursing home residents...
  64. ncbi request reprint Is glaucoma associated with motor vehicle collision involvement and driving avoidance?
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:3934-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between the diagnosis of glaucoma and motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement and driving avoidance in drivers aged > or =50 years...
  65. ncbi request reprint Benign essential blepharospasm: risk factors with reference to hemifacial spasm
    Tyler A Hall
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Neuroophthalmol 25:280-5. 2005
    ..To identify risk factors associated with benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) with reference to hemifacial spasm (HFS). Persons with BEB and HFS experience similar physical symptoms, yet the two disorders have different etiologies...
  66. pmc Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: an investigation of driving performance
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:87-94. 2009
    ....
  67. pmc Pediatric eye injuries related to consumer products in the United States, 1997-2006
    Jennifer Moren Cross
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J AAPOS 12:626-8. 2008
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint The association between cataract and mortality among older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:107-19. 2003
    ..Previous research has suggested that persons with cataract have an increased risk of death...
  69. ncbi request reprint Statins and other cholesterol-lowering medications and the presence of glaucoma
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:822-6. 2004
    ..To explore whether oral statin and other antihyperlipidemic medications are associated with open-angle glaucoma...
  70. ncbi request reprint Photoreceptor degeneration and dysfunction in aging and age-related maculopathy
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ageing Res Rev 1:381-96. 2002
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Rate of eye injury in the United States
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:970-6. 2005
    ..To provide a comprehensive estimate of the rate of eye injury in the United States...
  72. ncbi request reprint Effect of cataract surgery on cognitive function in older adults
    Tyler Andrew Hall
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2140-4. 2005
    ..To assess whether cataract surgery has an effect on cognitive function in older adults...
  73. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for motor vehicle collision-related eye injuries
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:89-95. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between specific occupant, collision, and vehicle characteristics and the risk of motor vehicle collision (MVC)-related eye injury...
  74. ncbi request reprint The use of cholesterol-lowering medications and age-related macular degeneration
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:488-94. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between cholesterol-lowering medications and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Gun-related eye injury in the United States, 1993-2002
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:15-21. 2006
    ..To present the descriptive epidemiology of gun-related eye injury in the United States from 1993 through 2002...
  76. ncbi request reprint Visual dysfunction, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Neurol Clin 21:709-28. 2003
    ..Visual sensory impairments (e.g., contrast sensitivity or achromatopsia) also have been reported but are believed more reflective of cortical disturbances than of AD-associated optic neuropathy...
  77. pmc Family caregiver social problem-solving abilities and adjustment to caring for a relative with vision loss
    Jennifer K Bambara
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:1585-92. 2009
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  78. ncbi request reprint Contrast sensitivity
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmol Clin North Am 16:171-7. 2003
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Efficacy of cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion in contact lens wearers with dry eyes
    Christi M Willen
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Eye Contact Lens 34:43-5. 2008
    ..To assess the efficacy of cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion (Restasis; Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) in the treatment of contact lens wearers with dry eyes...
  80. ncbi request reprint Incidence of emergency department-treated eye injury in the United States
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:662-6. 2005
    ..To present the descriptive epidemiology of emergency department-treated eye injury in the United States...
  81. ncbi request reprint Aging-related changes in the multifocal electroretinogram
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 19:185-9. 2002
    ..The aging-related changes in the MERG waveform may be due to slowed temporal adaptation in the aged retina...
  82. pmc Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and presumed sleep apnoea syndrome screened by the Sleep Apnea scale of the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SA-SDQ)
    Jian Li
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:1524-7. 2007
    ..The current study used the Sleep Apnea scale of the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SA-SDQ) to evaluate this association...
  83. ncbi request reprint Mobility function in older veterans improves after blind rehabilitation
    Thomas Kuyk
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:337-46. 2004
    ..Subjects also rated their confidence as higher after rehabilitation. Substantial improvement occurred in the self-reported mobility function of visually impaired adults after blind rehabilitation and mobility training...
  84. ncbi request reprint Driving habits and health-related quality of life in patients with age-related maculopathy
    Dawn K DeCarlo
    Low Vision and Geriatrics, Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 80:207-13. 2003
    ..To characterize the driving habits of persons with age-related maculopathy who present to a low-vision rehabilitation clinic and to examine how driving status relates to vision-specific health-related quality of life...
  85. ncbi request reprint Vision, attention, and self-reported driving behaviors in community-dwelling stroke survivors
    Gary D Fisk
    Department of Psychology and Sociology, Georgia Southwestern State University, 800 Wheatley Street, Americus, GA 31709, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:469-77. 2002
    ..To elucidate the relationships among vision, attention, driving status, and self-reported driving behaviors in community-dwelling stroke survivors...
  86. ncbi request reprint On-road driving with moderate visual field loss
    Alex Bowers
    The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 82:657-67. 2005
    ..The purpose was to determine which maneuvers and skills should be included in future, larger scale investigations of the effect of peripheral field loss on driving performance...
  87. ncbi request reprint The development and efficacy of a theory-based educational curriculum to promote self-regulation among high-risk older drivers
    Beth T Stalvey
    Office of Aging Policy and Information, Texas Department on Aging, Austin, Texas, USA
    Health Promot Pract 4:109-19. 2003
    ..Future work will evaluate KEYS' efficacy for high-risk older drivers in promoting driver behavior changes and its impact on crash involvement...
  88. ncbi request reprint Statins and age-related macular degeneration
    Gerald McGwin
    Am J Ophthalmol 138:688; author reply 688-9. 2004
  89. ncbi request reprint Driving disability and dizziness
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    J Safety Res 34:361-9. 2003
    ..e., inner ear) disorders complain of difficulty driving. Physicians occasionally warn their patients with vestibular disorders not to drive. Few studies have asked patients about their driving performance, so little data are available...
  90. ncbi request reprint Cataract and cognitive function in older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1260-1. 2005
  91. ncbi request reprint Driving competence: it's not a matter of age
    Karlene Ball
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1499-501. 2003

Research Grants31

  1. VISUAL DYSFUNCTION AND AGING--UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Clinical Vision Research Unit at UAB
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..the establishment of the Clinical Research Unit in the Department of Ophthalmology and the appointment of Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH as its Director...
  3. Planning a Clinical Trial on Low Vision Rehabilitation
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  5. Aging and ARM: Dark Adaptation Impairment
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A prospective study is proposed to address this and related questions. ..
  6. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  7. Older Drivers: An Evidence-Basis for Licensure Standards
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  8. SPATIAL VISION AND AGING--UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  9. SPATIAL VISION AND AGING UNDERLYING NEURAL MECHANISMS
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ....
  10. Aging and ARM: Dark Adaptation Impairment
    Cynthia Owsley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information could lead to ways to prevent ARM and arrest its early progression. ..