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A recent Scientific Reports study investigated whether visual impairment (VI) affects mental disorders in the older population.

In 2020, about 1.1 billion people were living with some form of VI, which is a very common preventable disorder. Lifestyle changes and population aging are expected to increase this number in the coming years, and most of the burden is likely to fall on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Besides the economic costs, VI adversely affects various aspects of a person’s daily life. The elderly individuals are more vulnerable as they often have many co-existing problems.

Prior research in Western and high-income countries has investigated the relationship between VI and mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment, and suicide.

VI’s psychological problems have received less attention as this is conceptualized as a physical problem. In Iran, no prior studies have analyzed VI’s psychological angle, and the current study is the first to fill this gap. 

A recent exploration delves into the intriguing relationship between visual impairment and mental health disorders. The study raises pertinent questions about how challenges in vision may influence mental well-being, highlighting the need for a holistic approach to healthcare that considers both physical and mental aspects.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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