Vision Impairment, Blindness, and Mortality

Drawing Of An EyeA meta-analysis published in The Lancet Global Health shows that those with severe vision impairment had a higher risk of all-cause mortality compared to those with normal vision. The link between vision impairment, blindness, and mortality is pronounced. Those with even mild vision impairment had a 29% higher risk for mortality compared to people with normal vision.

“It’s important these issues are addressed early on because losing your vision affects more than just how you see the world; it affects your experience of the world and your life,” says Ehrlich. “This analysis provides an important opportunity to promote not only health and wellbeing, but also longevity by correcting, rehabilitating, and preventing avoidable vision loss across the globe.”

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"Vision Impairment is Associated with Mortality"

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