Study: As Vision Worsens, Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts May Increase

Reuters (3/28, Lehman) reported that a study (3/30) published online March 2 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology suggests that people with vision loss were often prone to suffer psycho-social issues and were more likely to have suicidal thoughts and make suicide attempts compared to those with normal vision. The study, which included nearly 30,000 adults followed between 2008-2012, also revealed that deteriorating vision was tied to a worsening in quality of life.

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— “Vision loss increases risk for thoughts of suicide,” Shereen Lehman, Reuters, March 27, 2015.

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