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Aging Cure in Sight?

What most people call "aging" may often result simply from poor vision that's increasingly more easily corrected, say investigators at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

If aging means gradually restricted mobility, occasional symptoms of depression and increased isolation, then it's a condition that can be reversed-because those are often symptoms of vision problems correctable through cataract surgery and other treatments.

When they are corrected, say the researchers, people not only see better, but also say they are more active, more satisfied with their lives and healthier mentally.