Eye Aging Can Predict Kidney Failure Risk, Study

Every one-year increase in retinal age has now been linked with a 10 per cent higher risk of incident kidney failure over 11 years of follow-up, a UK study involving 35,864 residents has revealed.

The one-year increase in retinal age was assessed by retinal microvasculature changes, according to the study published in the Peer-reviewed American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD).

Eye Aging Can Predict Kidney Failure Risk, Study

"There is a pressing need to identify early predictive biomarkers of kidney failure, given its associated substantial morbidity and mortality. Ageing biomarkers have been associated with kidney failure but their clinical application has been challenging," the researchers reported.

Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio
Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio Hey, I am Chief Physiotherapist at Bhaskar Health and completed my Graduation in Physiotherapy from Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences. My clinical interests are in Chest Physiotherapy, stroke rehab, parkinson’s and head injury rehab. In my free time, I love writing blogs at Bhaskar Health.

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