Progression of eye disorders in a nursing home

M. S. Marx*, P. Werner, R. C. Feldman, J. Cohen-Mansfield

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This study of the progression of eye pathology in 100 nursing home residents found that the amount of eye pathology (cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma) was high and increased from Time 1 to Time 2 (mean interval = 315 days) and that the increases in cataracts and macular degeneration were statistically significant. Also, the residents' best- corrected visual acuity dropped significantly from Time 1 to Time 2. These longitudinal data indicate the importance of routine assessments to detect changes in the vision of elderly residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-578
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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