Vision, eye disease, and the onset of balance problems: The CLSA

Our project utilized baseline and 3-year follow-up data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) comprehensive cohort to better understand the relationship between visual impairment, self-reported eye disease, and the onset of balance problems. These data provide longitudinal evidence that vision loss increases the odds of balance problems over a 3-year period. Efforts to improve the balance of visually impaired people are needed. Findings are discussed in this webinar.

Dr. Ellen Freeman is an associate professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her research interests focus on better understanding the causes and consequences of visual impairment and eye disease.
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