veteran eye health

Vision Center of Excellence Sponsoring Landmark Eye Health Study

Vision health is critical to force readiness, so much so that eye problems can cut a military career short. A recently launched study could lead to better tracking of eye health over a service member’s career to prevent future eye conditions. The study began in July 2022 to determine whether a comprehensive baseline military eye examination requirement should be established across the services to fill gaps in information and improve warfighter

military working dogs

Military Working Dog Registry Established to Improve Care

The Department of Defense established a registry for military working dogs (MWDs) that allows military veterinarians and working dog handlers to improve the training and medical care provided to these highly trained canine war-fighters. In the last two decades, more than 4,000 MWDs dogs were injured in combat, but detailed information on the dogs’ injuries and treatments were not captured in any existing database, making it difficult to do any research