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Visual loss from subfoveal choroidal neovascularization, a characteristic of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was found to have a profound impact on how patients felt about their health-related quality of… [ Get More Details ]
Increase in trouble seeing with age, 2006
16.8% of the non-institutionalized adults 65 years and older have some trouble seeing, even with glasses or contacts. That number increases to 19.9% in adults 75 years and older.
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Between 2015 and 2050, the number of people who are legally blind is projected to increase by 21% each decade.