• Longitudinal Study of Link Between Visual Impairment and Depression

    By Lynda Seminara
    Selected by Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD

    Studies of the relationship between depression and visual impairment (VI) have not yielded consistent findings. In a nine-year nationwide study conducted in South Korea, Seong et al. found that visually impaired patients had a higher than normal risk of depression both before and after the documentation of VI.