Substance Use Among Middle-age, Older Adults With Visual Impairment

JAMA Ophthalmology

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What The Study Did: An analysis of nationally representative survey data finds that U.S. adults 50 and older with visual impairment are more likely to report substance use or have a substance use disorder compared to those without visual impairment.

Authors: Benjamin H. Han, M.D., of the University of California in San Diego, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.4667)

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