A new study has been done regarding dementia disease. It is claimed that this disease may be closely related to eye disease. This disease can be the first sign of dementia. According to the study, the higher risk of dementia may be related to age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and eye disease associated with diabetes. The risk of such eye problems increases with age.
Due to age-related macular degeneration, the center of the retina in the eye becomes weak. Its main symptom is weak eyesight. Whereas in dementia, a person's ability to remember, think or make decisions starts to weaken. This causes problems in the day-to-day life of the victim. Dementia usually occurs in people 65 years of age or older.
The results of the study have been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Researchers have made this conclusion on the basis of analysis of data of 12 thousand 364 people aged 55 to 73 years. These participants in the UK Biobank study were followed from 2006 to early 2021. 2,304 cases of dementia were found during this period. An analysis of the data found an association between macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic eye disease with a higher risk of dementia. However, no association was found with glaucoma.