Washington: Elderly people withirreversible vision problems have shorter lifespans than theirpeers, a new study has revealed.
Thirteen years after baseline, 1,273 participantshad died. A higher risk of dying was linked to noncorrectablevisual impairment, with a stronger association forparticipants younger than age 75. "The analyses revealed greater effects ofnoncorrectable visual impairment on mortality risk, with bothdirect and indirect effects. Of mortality risk markersexamined only disability in walking demonstrated a significantpathway for the link between visual impairment and mortality. "In conclusion, this study reaffirms that visualimpairment is associated with an increased risk of all-causemortality," the scientists said. Bureau Report
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