31, 2003 Typically 11 years of follow-up1,051 participants died. Rates of loss of life were higher among people that have any visual impairment than among those without , among those with ARMD than those without and among people that have cataract than those without . Related StoriesAdults with AMD are accurate, but slower in performing touch screen tasksDrug used to take care of Parkinson's and related diseases may delay or prevent macular degenerationGood information for patients suffering from dry age-related macular degeneration After adjusting for elements that predict mortality, neither visual impairment nor ARMD was significantly connected with all-cause mortality in all ages, the authors write.Goroll argues that the annual physical ought to be continued for everyone, however in a team-based approach where nurses, medical assistants and care coordinators deal with most of the routine preventive-care chores. That will give doctors enough time to have in-depth conversations with patients, which could help guidebook their future health care, Goroll said. Let’s not eliminate the annual physical, which is an annual health review really, but let’s improve it so it is a meaningful encounter, he said. In his editorial, Goroll noted this already is going on for patients who can afford concierge physicians.