Anxious, depressed patients more likely to develop vision loss

Not surprisingly, the reverse is also true, shows US research

People with anxiety and depression are more likely to go on to develop impaired vision, a US study shows.

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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

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