A new research paper from Germany has found that CBS also occurs in younger populations of the vision-impaired (ie. under 40 yrs of age) with two subjects as young as 18 and 21.

Even though it is certainly true that the majority of CBS cases occur in those of advanced years, it is important to stress that CBS can, and does, strike at any age. CBS in children as young as 6 or 7 has been reported over the years as well as documented cases occurring in early to mid adulthood.

When eye disease - or damage to the visual system - strikes anywhere along the lifespan, then the risk of developing CBS rises. This German study (Elflein et al, 2016) is one of the first to demonstrate that CBS is not simply an age-related condition. To read the capsule summary of the study, click here.