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DoD, VA and civilian experts in vision, rehabilitation and TBI developed clinical recommendations for the eye care provider and specialty care provider.

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DoD and VA vision care communities manage an ocular care clinical data database to protect and save our service members and veterans eyes, and guide further research.

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U.S. Navy Capt. Penny Walter, executive director, Department of Defense Vision Center for Excellence, discusses eye injuries and treatments to repair vision for service members

Advancing Vision Care Paramount for Service Members Health

U.S. Navy Capt. Penny Walter, executive director, VCE, spoke at the National Museum of Health and Medicine during Healthy Vision Month on May 26, 2015 on certain types of eye injuries and the treatments being developed to repair vision for service members.

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Ocular Ultrasound Use by Non Ophthalmologists in Trauma

Ocular injury requires expert care and treatment by an ophthalmologist. The primary role of the non-ophthalmologist is to suspect and identify an ocular injury that requires further care and to expedite transfer, minimizing added trauma along the way.

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Biological Agents and Their Effects on the Eye

Given the potential for biologic warfare, an understanding of its health consequences including those related to ocular health is vital for training and containment efforts.


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