Mortality and hospital morbidity of working-age blind.

CONCLUSIONS: Recognition and acknowledgement of in-patients’ blind status may assist in understanding the frequent and extended health service utilisation rates. Encouraging and promoting the uptake and access to rehabilitation support services would be measures that may reduce the health service burden of blindness, the incidence of depression and other mental health problems.
PMID: 24123905 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology)