Prevalence of Vision Impairment in Older Adults

JAMA Ophthalmology

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023

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About The Study: More than one-quarter of U.S. adults age 71 and older had vision impairment in 2021, higher than prior estimates, according to the results of this nationally representative survey study. A higher prevalence of vision impairment was associated with older age, less education and income, non-white race, and Hispanic ethnicity.

Authors: Joshua R. Ehrlich, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2022.5840)

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