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The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between marital status, social support, and loneliness in visually impaired elderly people. The sample was derived from a larger study designed to examine loneliness in low-vision adults (Foxall et al. 1992). Subjects were 87 visually impaired elderly people who were at least 65 years of age, had a visual acuity of 20/70 or less in the better eye, had been visually impaired for at least 1 year, and were not totally blind. Data were collected by interview using the Revised UCL4 Loneliness Scale, the Social Support Questionnaire, and a demographic and health information form. Results indicate marital status was not directly related to loneliness but may be indirectly related through social support. Loneliness was associated with greater network dissatisfaction related to caring and relaxation. Findings provide direction for nursing assessment of and intervention into loneliness with visually impaired elderly people.