Seniors With Vision Loss Experience Discrimination, Depression

Source: Reuters

Seniors with declining vision are more likely than peers with good eyesight to experience discrimination as well as depression that may result from this bias, a new study from the UK suggests, according to a Reuters report.

After surveying more than 7,000 men and women aged 50 and older, researchers determined that visual impairment was often met with disrespect and discrimination, according to the results published in JAMA Ophthalmology, May 30.

Those with poor eyesight who had experienced discrimination were more likely to also report symptoms of depression and loneliness, researchers found.

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