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Over a 1-year period, 54% of individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) reported a fall and 30% reported more than one.  Of all reported falls, 63% resulted in an injury.

Wood J, Lacherez P, Black A, Cole M, et al. Risk of Falls, Injurious Falls, and Other Injuries Resulting from Visual Impairment among Older Adults with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52(8): 5088-92. http://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2187178

Reference

Title
Risk of Falls, Injurious Falls, and Other Injuries Resulting from Visual Impairment among Older Adults with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Publication
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Wood J, Lacherez P, Black A, Cole M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue 8
Pages
5088-92
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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