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Irreversible vision loss associated with poor mental health, quality of life

January 9, 2015

Irreversible vision loss had negative effects on patients’ quality of life and mental health, including greater levels of depression during adjustments, according to study data.

Huga Senra, PhD, of the Centre of Psychology at the University of Porto in Portugal, and colleagues culled data from 3,948 peer-reviewed journal citations, and examined 52 studies published between 1946 and 2014.

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Irreversible vision loss associated with poor mental health, quality of life

January 9, 2015
Irreversible vision loss had negative effects on patients’ quality of life and mental health, including greater levels of depression during…
In the Journals

Accommodative amplitude test methods produce differing results

December 16, 2014
Objective measurements of accommodative amplitude differed from subjective measurements, according a study recently published in Optometry and

NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014
The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two…
Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD Meeting News Coverage

Speakers share latest research on cannabinoids

November 18, 2014
DENVER – Three presenters here at the American Academy of Optometry plenary session discussed the dangers of recreational use of cannabinoids…

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