Vision Loss and Depression

Vision Loss and DepressionPeople with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to the study.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older, the rate of depression was about 11 percent among people with self-reported vision loss and about 5 percent among those who did not report vision loss, according to the study, which was published online March 7 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

After accounting for a number of factors — including age, sex and general health — the study concluded there was a significant association between self-reported vision loss and depression.

“Better recognition of depression among people reporting reduced ability to perform routine activities of daily living due to vision loss is warranted,” they concluded.

Depression can feel overwhelming but it should not be ignored, accepted or expected to go away on its own. It’s a treatable medical condition. Know the signs and take them seriously.

A person with vision loss becomes depressed seems more related to the impact the vision loss has on a person’s functioning rather than to the actual severity of vision loss.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or down, seek help from a medical or mental health professional. Don’t ignore symptoms or expect them to go away on their own. Depression is a treatable medical condition by taking precaution and Medical treatment you can save your precious Vision.

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