Primary Care Resources - Vision

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This link offers a number of educational resources on hearing including how hearing works, various causes of hearing loss, warning signs of loss and types and degrees.

The authors state that age-related hearing loss is a substantial marker for frailty in older age and is also a contributing factor to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This fact sheet overviews how we hear, why people lose their hearing as they age, tips for prevention, assessment and treatment.  6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.

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