News Coverage from the UK: Eye Diseases Tied to Higher Risk for Falls, Fractures

People with eye diseases have an increased risk for both falls and fractures when compared with those without eye diseases, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Jung Yin Tsang, from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues assessed whether people with cataract, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), or glaucoma have a higher risk for falls or fractures than those without. The analysis included 410,476 people with cataract, 75,622 with AMD, and 90,177 with glaucoma who were matched (1:5) to controls.

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