Visual impairment linked to physical and cognitive functions in elderly

Researchers demonstrated a “causal” link between severe VI and declines in physical and cognitive function. Seniors have undiagnosed and untreated eye or vision problems, leading to preventable falls. Maintaining healthy eyes and vision may play a role in postponing some aspects of aging, according to a study that appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


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