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Ellen E Freeman; Cognitive and functional implications of vision loss. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2019;60(9):2839.
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Presentation Description :
The loss of vision at an older age can sometimes initiate a cascade of disabling consequences. Clinical research data from hundreds of patients will be presented on the relationships between age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma and aging outcomes like mobility, activity loss, and cognition. We found that patients with either AMD or glaucoma had smaller life space, were more likely to not drive, and participated in fewer lifestyle activities than people with normal vision. Furthermore, people with glaucoma had worse Timed Up and Go scores, had worse balance on the 1-legged stand, and had worse cognition on some tests. The clinical implications of this work will be discussed.
This abstract was presented at the 2019 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada, April 28 - May 2, 2019.
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