Age-related Eye Disease Heightens Parkinson’s Risk, Study Suggests

Age-related Eye Disease Heightens Parkinson’s Risk, Study Suggests

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Age-related Eye Disease Heightens Parkinson’s Risk, Study Suggests

People with age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that blurs central vision, may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a Taiwanese population‐based retrospective study suggests. The study, ‘Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease among patients with age-related macular degeneration,” was published in the journal BMC Ophthalmology. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes blindness among the elderly and usually affects people older than 55. Parkinson’s is also an aging-related disease, and some researchers classify both diseases as…

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