Vision and self-rated health: longitudinal findings from an older Australian population.


PURPOSE To assess temporal associations between vision and self-rated health. METHODS We examined 3654 Australian residents (82.4% response) aged 49+ years in the Blue Mountains Eye Study, during 1992 to 1994, and re-examined 2334 in 1997 to 1999. Change in vision was defined if baseline and 5-year visual acuity (VA) changed by > or =10 letters (2 lines… (More)