Journal article

Physical activity, visual impairment, and eye disease

Sharon R Ong, Jonathan G Crowston, Paul D Loprinzi, Pradeep Y Ramulu

Eye | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated physical activity is a strong factor in overall health and well-being, and a growing body of literature, reviewed herein, suggests that several eye conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, are associated with lower activity levels. Likewise, physical activity levels are lower in persons with worse vision. Research in this area has utilized both self-reported physical activity measures as well as objective measures of activity (i.e., accelerometers), each of which have their own strengths and limitations. Putative mechanisms explaining the association of various eye conditions with physical activity are disc..

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