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Vision symptoms are common and often life-altering for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Key clinical point: The majority of patients with Parkinson’s disease had ophthalmologic symptoms that interfered with daily activities.

Major finding: Compared with healthy controls, patients with Parkinson’s disease more commonly reported any ophthalmologic symptoms (82% vs. 48%; P < .001) and ophthalmologic symptoms interfering with daily activities (68% vs. 35%; P < .001).

Study details: A multicenter, cross-sectional cohort study among 848 patients with Parkinson’s disease and 250 age-matched healthy controls.

Disclosures: Dr. Borm disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest. The study was funded by the Stichting Parkinson Fonds.


Borm CDJM et al. Neurology. 2020 Mar 11. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009214.