Anxious, depressed patients more likely to develop vision loss
People with anxiety and depression are more likely to go on to develop impaired vision, a US study shows.
Using data from more than 7500 older men and women, US researchers have found that individuals with symptoms of depression are 37% more likely to self-report impaired vision in a five-year follow-up than those without depression.
And people with anxiety symptoms are 55% more likely to later report visual impairment than those without anxiety, the researchers report in JAMA Ophthalmology.
The relationship is bidirectional, the