Increased morbidity and mortality in the elderly associated with visually impairing eye disease

Gislin Dagnelie, B. Michele Melia

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Abstract

An attempt was made to investigate associations between visual impairment and visually impairing eye diseases on the one hand, and subsequent major morbidity and mortality on the other, in the Medicare population over 75 years. Cohorts were drawn from HCFA 5% Medicare claims files. Although no causal relationships were determined, earlier findings were confirmed and valuable hypotheses regarding health effects of vision loss among the elderly were generated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume77
Issue number12 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
EventAmerican Academic of Optometry Annual Meeting Scientific Program - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 7 2000Dec 11 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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