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Every year, 200,000 Americans develop advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Vision Impairment and Eye Disease is a Major Public Health Problem. http://www.eyeresearch.org/resources/Vision_Impairment_factsheet.html

Reference

Title
Vision Impairment and Eye Disease is a Major Public Health Problem
Authors
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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