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Prevalence of vision impairment in older adults

JAMA Ophthalmology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: More than one-quarter of U.S. adults age 71 and older had vision impairment in 2021, higher than prior estimates, according to the results of this nationally representative survey study. A higher prevalence of vision impairment was associated with older age, less education and income, non-white race, and Hispanic ethnicity.

Authors: Joshua R. Ehrlich, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

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