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Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014

Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which increases the risk of mortality in older adults.

The prospective longitudinal study included 2,520 noninstitutionalized adults between 65 and 84 years old. Patients were reassessed at 2, 6 and 8 years after baseline. The study involved an at-home interview and a 4- to 5-hour clinic examination.

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PRK with cross-linking markedly reduces keratocyte, nerve density

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Fixed combination lowers IOP better than monotherapy

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A fixed combination of brinzolamide 1% and brimonidine 0.2% was more effective than brimonidine or brinzolamide alone in lowering intraocular pressure, according to a…
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