Unfortunately, there are patients that I care for every day who have uncorrectable vision loss. This is vision that is lost and cannot be restored. Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are the most common causes of this type of vision loss here in the US. Unfortunately, patients who have uncorrectable vision loss, are more likely to die at an earlier age according to this study.
It has long been felt that less healthy patients are more at risk for vision loss, so the opposite could also be true.
Patients who have uncorrectable vision loss are probably more likely to be less healthy than other patients.
This all points to the importance of taking good care of your entire body throughout your life.
So, let news like this be a reminder to live healthy and avoid stress!