RWD highlights link between eye disease and dementia

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor

According to research published in The British Journal of Ophthalmology from Guangdong Eye Institute (Guangzhou, China), eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract and any disease related to diabetes may increase the likelihood of dementia.  Previous studies have suggested that the aforementioned eye diseases and glaucoma may be linked to cognitive impairments. The likelihood for both the ophthalmic diseases and other traditional risk factors for dementia are known to rise with age, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stroke.  In order to investigate independent associations between the eye diseases and dementia, the researchers utilized data from the UK Biobank study,...

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