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Visual Acuity Impairment and Mortality in US Adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between reported visual impairment and mortality among a nationally representative sample of American adults. The study’s findings show that severe visual impairment and less severe VI, to a lesser extent, are associated with increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular-related deaths in American women; no link was found for men. These findings, though not fully understood, are similar to other previous studies on cardiovascular disease. For more information regarding the significance of the link between visual impairment and halacha, please see the explanation of Lee et al’s “Visual Impairment and Unintentional Injury Mortality: The National Health Interview Survey 1986–1994.”