Acknowledgments


2012 Fifth Edition of Vision Problems in the U.S.

Funding for the 2012 Fifth Edition of Vision Problems in the U.S., was provided by the National Eye Institute and the American Health Assistance Foundation. Research described in this report was conducted by dozens of scientists from all over the world. We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contribution of data from their work. Prevalence estimates for Vision Problems in the U.S. were created under a grant to Johns Hopkins University. We offer our appreciation to the investigators:

Principal Investigator:

David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PHD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute
Director, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University

Prevalence Estimates Based on 2010 U.S. Census Data:

Benita J. O'Colmain, MPH, PhD
Fellow/Technical Director 
ICF International

Database Development:

Ilona Mestril, MPH


2008 Update of Vision Problems in the U.S.

Funding for the 2002 Fourth Edition of Vision Problems in the U.S. and the 2008 Update, was provided through a subcontract from the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prevalence estimates for Vision Problems in the U.S. were created under a grant from Prevent Blindness America to Johns Hopkins University. We offer our appreciation to the investigators:

Kevin D. Frick, PhD
Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Christine S. Spencer, ScD
Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Services
University of Baltimore


2002 Fourth Edition of Vision Problems in the U.S.

Principal Investigator:

David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PHD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute
Director, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University

Eye Disease Prevalence Study Group

The Baltimore Eye Survey, Baltimore, MD: James M. Tielsch, Alfred Sommer, Joanne Katz, Harry A. Quigley

The Barbados Eye Studies, Barbados, West Indies: M. Cristina Leske, Suh-Yuh Wu, Barbara Nemesure, Anselm Hennis, Leslie Hyman, Andrew Schachat

The Beaver Dam Eye Study, Beaver Dam, WI: Barbara E.K. Klein, Ronald Klein, Kristine E. Lee, Scot E. Moss, Sandra C. Tomany

The Blue Mountains Eye Study, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Elena Rochtchina, Wayne Smith, Robert G. Cumming, Karin Attebo, Jai Panchapakesan, Suriya Foran

The Melbourne Visual Impairment Project, Melbourne, Australia: Hugh R. Taylor, Cathy McCarty, Bickol Mukesh, LeAnn M. Weih, Patricia M. Livingston, Mylan Van Newkirk, Cara L. Fu, Peter Dimitrov, Matthew Wensor

Proyecto Vision Evaluation Research, AZ: Sheila K. West, Beatriz Muñoz, Jorge Rodriguez (deceased), Aimee T. Broman, Daniel Finklestein, Robert Snyder

The Rotterdam Eye Study, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Paulus T.V.M. de Jong, Johannes R. Vingerling, Roger C.W. Wolfs, Caroline C.W. Klaver, Albert Hofman, Redmer van Leeuwen, M. Kamran Ikram, Simone de Voogd

The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project, Salisbury, MD: Sheila West, Gary Rubin, Karen Bandeen Roche, Beatriz Muñoz, Kathy Turano, Oliver D. Schein, Donald Duncan

Resource Centers

Meta-Analysis Coordinating Center, Baltimore, MD: Nathan G. Congdon, David S. Friedman, John H. Kempen, Benita J. O'Colmain

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD: Frederick L. Ferris III

The investigators were assisted by staff at ORC Macro International, including:

Benita J. O'Colmain, MPH, PhD
Wand Parham, MPA
Arlen Rosenthal, MA
Saundra Townsend
Ceres Wright, BS