A number of factors contribute to the risk of falls caused by poor vision among older people. Poor balance can be caused by reduced central and/or peripheral vision or eye movement disorders. Poor central and/or peripheral vision and reduced depth perception can lead to trips over obstacles or on stairs. Unfortunately, visual impairment that could be corrected by new glasses or cataract surgery is common in the older population of the UKiv and many patients attending A&E clinics for falls or hip fractures have correctable visual impairment and have typically not attended eye exams for several yearsv
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