Relation of age-related macular degeneration and cognitive impairment in an older population.

@article{Pham2006RelationOA,
  title={Relation of age-related macular degeneration and cognitive impairment in an older population.},
  author={Thuan Quoc Pham and Annette Kifley and Paul Mitchell and Jie Jin Wang},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={353-8}
}
BACKGROUND The aetiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cognitive impairment is poorly understood. A link between cognitive impairment and AMD has been proposed although only a weak association was found in population-based studies. PURPOSE To assess cross-sectional associations between AMD and cognitive impairment in an older Australian population. METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3,509 persons aged 49+ years during 1997-2000. AMD lesions were assessed from… CONTINUE READING