Study: Patients With Glaucoma Vision Loss Have Higher Fall Risk

A new study found 44 percent of patients with glaucoma vision loss fell at least once during a one-year period, and 31 percent experienced falls resulting in injury, according to findings published in the November issue of Optometry and Vision Science.

Researchers found that greater visual impairment, especially in the interior field region, was associated with an increased falls rate. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, superior field loss and use of topical beta-blockers were not associated with an increased risk.

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